Mail Carriers Go from Bicycles and Horses to Air Delivery

Episode: 

3317

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Bill Warner started out delivering mail by foot, bicycle and horseback.)

Grants Pass Secretary Shatters Glass Ceiling in 1917

Episode: 

3316

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

She actually stepped through a dust-covered glass ceiling panel, landing in a confectionary store below.)

Gold Hill Elects Southern Oregon’s first Female City Councilor

Episode: 

3315

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Cora Truax’s victory a year after Oregon women gained the right to vote was headlined across the state.)

Mail Boat Delivers New Car to Agness, Ore. in 1928

Episode: 

3314

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

In those days, no roads lead to the remote village 21 miles upriver from Gold Beach.)

Old-Growth Azaleas Survive the Tramples of Time

Episode: 

3313

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Azalea Park Foundation creates “crown jewel” of Brookings, Ore.)

Old Houses Sometimes Yield Historical Treasures

Episode: 

3312

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Old papers tell life story of Samuel Williams in the Rogue Valley.)

Susanne Homes Becomes Jackson County Educator

Episode: 

3311

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

She’s the first woman elected to county office in Jackson County.)

Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley--with 1965 Commentary

An abridged version of Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley, with onscreen and voiceover commentary by Russ Jamison, Grace Andrews Fiero and A. C. Allen.

For research on the film, as well as a transcription of the commentary, go to: http://truwe.sohs.org/files/grace.html

Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to Medford

Bully! An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

SOHS is pleased to share this information about an event provided by our partners, Oregon Historical Society.

Presented by the Butte Creek Mill Foundation

Smullin Health Education Center

2825 E. Barnett Road

Medford, OR 97504

On the campus of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

Visit www.buttecreekmill.com for more information

Teddy Roosevelt's Oregon Roadshow is organized by the Oregon Historical Society and sponsored by Wells Fargo. 

Cost: 

$25

Contact: 

Repeating date: 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:30am

Effie Birdseye Retains “Unconquered American Spirit”

Episode: 

3289

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Effie Hillsboro was only 17 when she married Wes Birdseye and moved to a hand-hewn log house near Gold Hill, Ore., in 1898.  Wes died young, leaving Effie with three boys to raise, a mortgage, and back taxes.

Lost Creek Lake Submerges Whole Communities

Episode: 

3300

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

About 10 years after the 1964 Christmas-week flood wiped out bridges and more than 200 homes along the Rogue River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a dam near Shady Cove, Ore., submerging whole communities under Lost Creek Lake.

Klamath's Crater Lake Parkway Once Honored Kit Carson

Episode: 

3299

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

In 1948, Klamath Falls began work on a popular new four-lane highway on the city’s north side to reduce heavy traffic that wound along narrow streets in residential neighborhoods along Biehn and North Ninth streets.

Oregon Widow Claims Her Share of Husband's Saloon

Episode: 

3309

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

After winning court case, Frances Snyder and wrecking crew dismantle saloon in front of astonished patrons.

Sophisticated Bank Robber Attracts Public's Attention

Episode: 

3304

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Described as one of the most daring and spectacular highwaymen in the Pacific Northwest, John Austin Hooper was certainly prolific.

Tipsy Jurors Reluctantly Find Bootlegger Guilty

Episode: 

3293

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

During Prohibition in 1925, a group of Curry County Circuit Court jurors decided to corroborate the evidence during the trial of Mormon Brown, a small-dairy farmer recognized for producing consistent batches of fine, clear, white-lightning liquor.

Bavaria-born Jeweler Becomes Scott Valley, Calif., Rancher

Episode: 

3295

Author: 

Gail Fiorni-Jenner

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Charles Nentzel was a year old in 1833 when his family immigrated to America from Bavaria.  He grew up in New York, assisted his father as a blacksmith, and became a jeweler’s apprentice.

Fire strikes first wooden box factory in Klamath

Episode: 

3290

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Fire has always been a threat to lumber mills, especially in the days before modern firefighting equipment was close at hand.

Oregon Prohibition Nearly Snares Ashland Doctor

Episode: 

3297

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Francis Gustavus Swedenburg settled in Ashland in the early 1900s and became a leading citizen by founding the city’s first hospital and becoming its chief surgeon.

Grand Jury Clears Uncle Accused of Killing Nephew

Episode: 

3294

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

William Bybee of Jacksonville, Ore., was a popular, respected citizen.  Married with a wife and children, he owned a house and had twice served as sheriff.  The community was shocked when on March 27, 1886, he was accused of murdering his nephew Thomas Bybee.

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