Lumberman Verne Athanas Writes Popular Westerns

Episode: 

3305

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Verne Athanas started out working in the Oregon lumber industry and ended up as a successful writer of Westerns.

Southern Oregon Teacher Rejects Religion, Accepts Spiritualism

Episode: 

3302

Author: 

Pat Harper

Date: 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

A teacher at the Wagner Creek School, Willis J. Dean, believed children should be taught science, health and practical skills, but never religion.  He was also a spiritualist.  Dean taught at the school, located at present-day Talent, Ore., from 1884 until he retired.

How Wagontire, Ore., Got Its Name Remains Unknown

Episode: 

3306

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Some speculate wagon tires were all that remained of an emigrant train attacked by Indians.

Commercial Rogue River Fishing Declines in Early 1900s

Episode: 

3301

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Rogue River Courier newspaper article from 1913 affords a glimpse of the decline of commercial fishing on the Rogue River.

Medford Company Produces Ultralight Aircraft

Episode: 

3296

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

During the 1970s and early 1980s, many people throughout the world sought ultralight aircraft as an affordable way to fly.  Lightweight and slow-flying, they were subject to fewer regulations than other airplanes.

Restored Hotel Never Returns to Former Glory

Episode: 

3292

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Plant Artist Frederick Walpole Gets Start in Southern Oregon

Episode: 

3307

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Famed botanist Frederick Colville persuades him to take Department of Agriculture job as an artist.

South Coast Fire Blamed on German Spies or Sympathizers

Episode: 

3291

Author: 

Laura Gerkman

Date: 

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Trains Carry World War I Draftees through Southern Oregon

Episode: 

3303

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Special military trains passed through Southern Oregon 100 years ago, carrying thousands of drafted soldiers to Army training at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Mark and Ada Merrill Travel with Animal Tent Show

Episode: 

3308

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Their tent show features two bears, two Shetland ponies, sheep, monkeys and dogs.

California Physician Advocates the Townsend Plan

Episode: 

3310

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

The plan proposes giving anyone over 60 years old $200 a month to be spent during the same month.

Farmers Bank President, Delroy Getchell, Pens Rhymes

Episode: 

3298

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Minneapolis banker Delroy Getchell arrived in Medford, Ore., on a sparkling day in January 1909, seeking a mild climate for retirement.  He liked the looks of the place.

Trash Cleanup; Kids Fill Gift Bags; Safe Delivered to Jacksonville Museum

Men filling government pickup with trash / / kids fill cloth gift bags with school supplies / / small children pose for camera / safe unloaded from truck / interior, Jacksonville Museum: Mary Hanley and others open safe / spectators at doorway

Car-Train Accident; Rodeo Queens

Men examine wreckage of pickup by stopped freight train / pan across locomotive, car door embedded in front of engine / policeman shrugs, pan across pickup / caboose rolls by railroad crossing--Talent area (Rapp Road?) / police measure scene / closeup of "RR Xing" painted on road / / young women (rodeo queens?) pose perched on fence with horses / sign: "Antelope Arena"

Voting; Children Tour Newsroom

Earl Miller shakes hands with two men / closeups / / people enter and exit building, "Vote Here" by doorway / interior of gymnasium: people lined up waiting to vote / / interior, small children watch man operate teletype machine / closeups of children

Woman Receives Recognition; Brush Fire Demonstration; Truck Accident

Woman at lectern is applauded, handed plaque, shakes hands / exterior: she displays plaque, shakes more hands, closeup / / truck parked in field, "Fire-Weather Mobile Station U.S. Dept.

John Dellenback Speaks for Memorial Day Safety

Stock footage: car crashes against tree / people attend crash victims / Congressman John Dellenback speaks at desk / Dellenback in voiceover over stock footage of Vietnam War combat as he exhorts audience to drive safely on Memorial Day: "There's no honor or glory in carelessness or speed."

4-H Speakers; Family Guidance Clinic; YMCA; Beauty Queens in Grants Pass

Exterior: VIPs, one holding handful of soil, discuss / closeups of same / speaker at dais by 4-H flag / pan across sparse audience / / people stand and listen to man speaking in hallway / secretary at work / sign: "Family & Child Guidance Clinic" / group walks down dirt road, old Medford fairgrounds area / speakers at dais / "Activity Center" in converted residence / Medford YMCA building / YMCA interior, man examines activities bulletin board / / beauty queens from SOHS Film 0967 pose at Grants Pass riverside motel, 7th Street bridge and Caveman Bridge in background / they pose by pool

Medford City Hall Construction; Anti-Litter Footage

Pan across new Medford City Hall / long shots: men working on sidewalk / workers on roof / sidewalk prep work in progress / workers wandering around grounds / sign: "Medford City Hall" / / woman displays bumper sticker: "Don't Litter, Keep Oregon Green" / she applies stickers to several bumpers / she displays litter bag, mounts it on car window crank

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