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75th Anniversary of O&C Act

Tuesday is the 75th anniversary of the Oregon and California Lands Act, also known as the O&C Act, which brought crucial federal money to many Oregon timber counties.

Before the act was passed by Congress in 1937, much of the land in some Oregon counties was controlled by the federal government and could not be taxed by the counties.

The O&C Act allowed federal resource fees, to be split 50-50 between the Oregon counties and the government. Klamath, Jackson, Josephine, Coos, and Douglas Counties are all part of the O&C counties.