Klamath Junction Emerges from Drought-Stricken Emigrant Lake

Episode: 

3345

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

The small town of Klamath Junction, or what was left of it, was reborn briefly during the drought of 2014 when the mud-caked foundations of old structures emerged from the waters of Emigrant Lake.

Lonely Gold Miners Advertise for Mail-Order Brides

Episode: 

3357

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

Photographer Records Great Southern Oregon Depression

Episode: 

3367

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Dorothea takes hundreds of black and white images of poverty.Oregon was the last state photographer Dorothea Lange visited in the 1930s as a field investigator for the Farm Security Administration.  She was assigned to document the problems of the Great Depression in the Pacific Northwest. 

Processed Acorns Provide Winter Staple for Native People

Episode: 

3362

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Before the massive migration of settlers to the Far West, the acorn was an important winter staple in the diet of native peoples and wildlife in Southwestern Oregon.

Huge Hot Water Geyser Erupts in Adel, Ore. in 1959

Episode: 

3337

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Charles Crump had no forewarning of what would come of his contacting the Nevada Thermal Power Co. that was looking for geothermal sources for power plants.

Tumbleweed and Cheatgrass Invade Oregon in Mid-1800s

Episode: 

3352

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

Two invaders crept into Oregon in the mid-1800s, playing never-ending havoc with the landscape.

Ashland Pioneers Prepare for Christmas in 1865

Episode: 

3347

Author: 

Maryann Mason

Date: 

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Eighty-three-year-old Mrs. A.J. Russell recalled the Christmas of 1865 when she was 27, married and living on Ashland’s North Main Street.  The town had 16 business and professional men at the time.

Cow Creek Umpquas Befriend First Southern Oregon Settlers

Episode: 

3342

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Miwaleta, chief of the Cow Creek band of Umpqua Indians, befriended the Riddle family when they settled in Southern Oregon in 1851. Young George Riddle later wrote about his family’s relations with the band.

Friends Run Drunken Groom Out of Town to Avoid Vows

Episode: 

3359

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

On a warm sunny day in July, 1858, all was ready for the wedding of Miss Wagner and Mr.

First Assignment Exhausts Neophyte River Drivers

Episode: 

3364

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Mabel Hatch Bretherton Becomes Lighthouse Keeper

Episode: 

3354

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

The first woman lighthouse keeper in Oregon, Mabel Hatch Bretherton, got her first lighthouse job after her husband, Bernard Bretherton, died in 1903.

Northern California Mining Towns Spring Up in the 1850s

Episode: 

3334

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Mines Celebrate Christmas in 1896 with Dinner and Dancing

Episode: 

3349

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017

Ethel Porter moved when she was seven in 1896 with her family to the Altoon Quicksilver Mine in Northern California. Her father’s job was hauling wood to the mine using teams of six and eight horses.

Kenn KnackstedtRecords Southern Oregon in Pictures

Episode: 

3344

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

There was little in the background of Kenn Knackstedt to suggest his future contribution to Southern Oregon history.

Eastern Star Chapters Grow Rapidly in Southern Oregon

Episode: 

3339

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

In the 1880s, eleven Eastern Star chapters were established in Oregon, many of them in Southern Oregon.

Merlin, Ore., Takes Name from Small Falcons Called Merlins

Episode: 

3358

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, Jan. 5,2018

Son of Zane Grey Films Wild Boating on North Umpqua River

Episode: 

3363

Author: 

Emily Blakely

Date: 

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

In the summer of 1932, America's already famous author and sportsman, Zane Grey, made his first camp along the North Umpqua River in Douglas County, Ore.  His guide on the river was Joe DeBernardi, a resident of the little community downstream known as Glide.  Among the party accomp

Town of Merganser Rivals Linkville, Present-Day Klamath Falls, Ore.

Episode: 

3338

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Tucker House Serves Settlers and Tribal Members in Klamath, Calif.

Episode: 

3353

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

One of the first settlers in Klamath, Calif., M.G. Tucker, constructed a building in the village center on high ground just 100 yards from the Klamath River.

Gold Beach, Ore., Celebrates Christmas Eve Masquerade Ball

Episode: 

3348

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

In 1919, the social event of the season in Gold Beach, Ore., was the Christmas Eve Masquerade Ball held at Gauntlett’s Hall.

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