David’s great-grandfather was Frances Elliot, who began the forestry division in Oregon. Elliot State Forest is named after him.
David’s grandmother wrote a small book about a little boy and a bear named Teddy. This story was based on David’s grandfather who took home a bear cub when there was a forest fire, as his father (Frances Elliot) was involved in forestry. They kept the bear as a pet.
Anyhow, whenever I see someone write something about Oregon I always share this information. David shared this video with me: