Eugene Morning Register, (Eugene, OR), Dec 20, 1906, pg. 2, col. 2
Albert Gibson, who lives down in the north part of River View, met with quite a loss. His barn burned down together with four head of cattle and one horse, one buggy, all of his hay and feed that he had put up for winter. How the fire started is not known. No insurance.
H.M. Pitney, a prominent farmer who resides in Junction and Clarence Koon, a prominent farmer of River View have passed around among the good people of River View and Junction taking a subscription and purchased a beautiful Jersey cow with a little calf three days old for Mr. Gibson and family. They appreciated the kindness of the good people of River View and Junction and adjoining neighborhood. The price paid for the cow was fifty dollars. A nice Christmas present.
Mr. and Mrs. Gibson and family wish to thank the good people and citizens who willingly and freely assisted them in their misfortune and hard luck in losing their barn through fire.
The present day value of this generous gift of a jersey cow and calf provided to the Gibson family is about $ 1200.00.