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Medford and Ashland Get Southern Oregon’s Early Elevators

Episode: 

3340

Author: 

MAUREEN FLANAGAN BATTISTELLA

Date: 

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2017

Rising Star of Investment Sells Bogus Oregon Mine Shares

Episode: 

3341

Author: 

LYNDA DEMSHER

Date: 

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2017

Southern Oregon mine produced more than valuable minerals. They also inspired some clever scammers, including James H. McNicholas of Portland.

Men at Work; Open House at Anti-Vietnam War Office

Men on ladders picking pears / loader stacking log deck / crane pounding pilings / forest of hundreds of pilings next to I-5 freeeway overpass /  / sign on corner of building: "Vietnam Summer" / flyer in window: "Why I am going to: 1) Wear a black tie; 2) Drive with my lights on in broad daylights; & 3) Keep it up until this war is stopped," pan to book about Vietnam by Felix Greene / young man leafs through book--sign in window says "Public Symposium: The Right of Dissent, Fri. July 14, 8 p.m.

Barn Fire Extinguished; Jackson County Fairgrounds; Jackson County Vector Control

Fireman hoses burning farm outbuilding / family watches / smoking pickup / fireman hoses pickup / / sign: "Jackson County 4-H FFA Fair", pan across park and Jackson County Health offices to Medford Armory / "Jackson County Public Health Center" on building / closeup of sign: "Externsion Service, Agriculture, Home Economics, 4H Club Work" / pans, still and traveling shots of fairgrounds buildings, signs: "Arena,"  "Swine," "Goats" / Barnett Road freeway overpass and Rogue Valley Manor in background / / man poses with pickup / "Mosquito Control "on pickup fender / man starts pump in bed

Medford Weather Bureau; Derelict Earhart Street House; Park Service Offices and Brochures

Sign over building entrance: "U.S. Weather Bureau" / men and women at desks pushing paper, examining maps / radio equipment, barometer, teletype, maps on wall / / street sign: Riverside and Earhart streets, Medford, pan to boarded-up old two-story house on corner / / Crater Lake National Park offices in Medford / woman at desk displays CLNP brochures, answers phone / closeup of CLNP and Oregon Caves brochures

Jetliners at Medford Airport; Old Medford City Hall; Police Baton Riot Drill

Jet taxiing at Medford Airport / camera follows jet as it takes off / different jet taxis up to Gate 5 / / man in hard hat at new Medford City Hall construction site / closeup of "City Hall" sign on old Medford City Hall building / closeup of electrical wires near roof on city hall, pan down to neon signs, to sidewalk / pan up Fifth Street side of building to roof / entrance from across street / / gun range, Agate Desert, White City: policemen in civilian clothes idly swinging nightsticks listening to lecture / instructor demonstrates crouched stance / police march in step, about face on co

Safecracking Aftermath; Construction Site; Southern Oregon College

Three brief clips found masking-taped together: Closeup pan of cracked safe, front of safe says "The Insurance Man," "Herring, Hall, Marvin Safe Co." / safecracking tools: screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers / different, more modern, cracked Mosler safe / / construction site: four-story building (Ashland?) / / college students sitting on grass, talking

Measles Warning; Construction Site; Office Celebration

First segment only is color, completely faded to red, optical sound: Surgeon General William H. Stewart warning parents against measles: "LIttle Kim Fisher here has been mentally retarded since the age of two, when she contracted measles" / / pan across construction site--stud framing, bricks, construction workers / / closeup of VIP / woman scrapes last cup of punch from punch bowl / VIPs schmooze, snack in office, map of Bear Creek drainage on wall

All Aboard Lost When Barge Sinks Off Cape Blanco in 1892

Episode: 

3356

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

In December 1892, Capt. Nicholas Lorentzen, his daughter, Lena, and father-in-law were among the passengers aboard the barge Majestic, on a return trip from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Southern Oregon Dog Races Prove Popular Since 1970s

Episode: 

3366

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Oklahoma Modocs Seek Return to Scene of 1872-73 War

Episode: 

3361

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Descendants of the Modoc Indians, who were torn from their ancestral lands at the end of the 1872-73 Modoc War and shipped to Oklahoma, want to return to the Tulelake region of Northern California.

Ohio Cabinet Maker, Abel Helman, Settles in Ashland, Ore.

Episode: 

3336

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

River Recluse Invents “Umpqua Special” Fly-Fishing Lure

Episode: 

3351

Author: 

Emily Blakely

Date: 

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

In the early 20th century, the North Umpqua River drew anglers to Douglas County, Ore.  They fished for Chinook and Coho salmon, as well as sea-run cutthroat trout.  Summer fishing camps were established, leading to a storied angling history.

Heroes Respond to 1894 Silver Lake Christmas Eve Fire

Episode: 

3346

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

In 1894, a terrible fire burned down the Silver Lake general store in South Central Oregon, where 200 people had gathered on the second-floor ballroom for a community dance.  An exit door that opened in, instead of out, and a collapsed stairway contributed to the death of 40 people and i

Pierson B. Reading Names the Trinity River in 1847

Episode: 

3360

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

The Trinity River was known to trappers of the Hudson’s Bay Company as they passed through Northern California, but these early explorers apparently never gave it a name.

Houston Opera House Brings Entertainment to Klamath Falls

Episode: 

3355

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

History Library’s “Romance” File Features Bad Affairs

Episode: 

3365

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

One file of newspaper articles at the Southern Oregon Historical Society Research Library in Medford, Ore., is labeled “Romance,” an ironic misnomer as the folder contains stories of murder and suicide resulting from bad love affairs. 

Anna and Ida Hargrove Record Ashland, Ore., in Pictures

Episode: 

3335

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

In the Victorian era, few women owned their own businesses, let alone became photographers, even amateur ones.  In Ashland, Ore., sisters Anna and Ida Hargrove did both.

Post-Civil War Emotions Result in Christmas Day Brawl

Episode: 

3350

Author: 

Emily Blakely

Date: 

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

The Civil War had been over for a year when inebriated supporters of opposing sides in the conflict clashed on Christmas Day in Roseburg, Ore.  The brawl left two dead and several injured in what became known statewide as the “Champagne Riot of 1866.”

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