George Riddle Witnesses Change and Turmoil in Early Oregon

Episode: 

3343

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

George Riddle was only 11 in 1851 when his family emigrated West in a covered wagon. They settled south of Roseburg, Ore., in an area known as Cow Creek.  During his life, George and his family witnessed the turmoil and change of the growing state.

Chetco Bridge on Coastal U.S. Route 101 Collapses in 1925

Episode: 

3333

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

In the early evening of June 15, 1925, Alva Henry noticed a foot-wide gap in the floor boards of the Chetco River Bridge that connected the coastal communities of Harbor and Brookings on U.S. Route 101.

Demolition of Phipps Auto Court, Medford; Medford Airport Strikers

Phipps Auto Court, North Riverside, Medford, under demolition / bulldozer at work / loader loads debris into dump truck / bulldozer drives into gas station building / pushes building over / / strikers at Medford Airport with signs: "West Coast Airlines Station, Reservation, Ticket Agents & Communications Personnel On Strike ALEA AFL-CIO" / interior Medford terminal: United Airlines desk / mechanics service and refuel four-engine propeller airliner / passengers on tarmac /

NEEDED: SOHS Education Coordinator, 2018

 SOHS plans to hire a Coordinator of Children’s Educational Activities at Hanley Farm, the historic living history farm of the Southern Oregon Historical Society between Central Point and Jacksonville. Please view details if you are interested, or know someone who might be.

SOHS Presentation to Medford City Council, January 11

On Thursday, January 11, the SOHS Board of Trustees made a 10 minute presentation to the Medford City Council concerning its proposal to lease the Carnegie building. Kid Time also made a presentation. SOHS's written proposal is attached.

VIPs Stroll Along Medford Railroad Tracks; Cave Junction Fender-Bender; Medford Policewoman with Kittens; Barber Shop

Men in suits walk down Medford street / sign: "Private Property, All Persons Forbidden to Trespas Hereon," pan along tracks to men schmoozing, Medford Depot in background / pan along railroad tracks / more of same / men walk along tracks, Medford Grocery Co. in background / ditto, McDonald Candy Co.

Print Shop with Medford Informational Brochures; New Oregon State Policeman

Pressman and woman watch printing press in operation / woman displays finished brochure: "How Much Do You Know About Medford?" / more of same / closeup of brochure / printers examine negatives on light table / / Oregon State Police car drives into parking lot / state policeman emerges, shakes hands with another policeman / policeman at desk / closeup of shoulder patch and "Lieutenant" patch

Excavating Possible Grave in Forest; Medford Budget, City Hall, Fire Department, Parking Meter

Civilians and police digging large hole in forest--grave site (?)--more footage in SOHS Film No. 1019 / / closeup of book: Medford Annual Budget / city council in session / interior of Medford fire station with fire engines, annoyed firemen glare at camera / Medford City Hall under construction, pan to federal building under construction / facade of Medford Carnegie Library / closeup of parking meter / budget book again

Jackson County Commissioners; More Digging in Forest

Jackson County Commissioners at dais / man hands papers to Earl Miller / commissioners examine papers together / closeup of spreadsheet totaling $3 million / they discuss / / men schmooze / more digging at site seen in SOHS Film No.1013 / closeup of equipment on ground: three flash cameras

Fire Extinguisher Demonstration

Crowd watches small debris fire / young woman sprays it with fire extinguisher, pan to Elizabethan Shakespeare Theater

Retail Clerks Union Meeting; Grants Pass Bell Ringers; Central Point, Eagle Point, Ashland Fourth of July Parades

People mill about in alley / sign: "Retail Clerks Union Local 265 AFL-CIO" / man greets attendees as they enter / pan across audience / / small children ring bells on outdoor stage, Riverside Park, Grants Pass / closeups of audience: man in U.S. Navy captain's hat, man in Grants Pass Jaycees t-shirt / Fourth of July parades: Central Point: fire engine / VIPs on back of convertible / children on decorated bikes / Cub Scouts / Eagle Point: children's color guard / Grand Marshals Bill Jess and Bud Jess in convertible / Desert Pump Co.

Klamath Falls Children's Parade; Forest Fire Danger Sign

Parade, Klamath Falls, Klamath County Chamber of Commerce visible in background: "Henley Honey Bees" banner and baton twirlers / children dressed as pioneers pulling little red covered wagon / car pulling battleship float manned by dhildren / small girls baton twirling group / boy dressed as Indian riding pony, pulling travois / children dressed as fireworks with "Be Safe" sign / girl riding cow / / Forest Service man adjusts Forest Fire Danger sign to "HIgh"

New Mercy Flights Airplane; Medford Crazy Daze Sale Judges

Men walk to Mercy Flights airplane N116MF, Medford Airport; they open patient compartment in tail, remove and demonstrate stretcher / they lift volunteer on stretcher / comparing large tires on landing gear with standard tires / closeup of lettering on fuselage: "Mercy Flights Inc., Medford, Oregon, Non-Profit" / / Medford Mayor Dunlevy walks with group of judges--including man in outlandish getup--on sidewalk from City Hall down North Central / mayor  in store with clerk in Crazy Days garb / closeup of badge on man's shirt: "Medford Crazy Daze Sidewalk Sale Judge" / mayor and other sh

Medford Airport Labor Strike; School Board and Schools

Nun at ticket desk, Medford Airport / striker with sign at waiting area, Gate 4, Medford Airport, passengers and stewardess debark from Western Airlines puddlejumper / facade of terminal / closeup of sign "West Coast Airlines Station, Reservation, Ticket Agents & Communications Personnel On Strike ALEA ALPA (AFL-CIO)" / young women in sihouette looking through glass door at tarmac / Western Airlines ticket desk / / men in shirtsleeves sitting around table / pan across buildings (temporary classrooms?) under tall pines / oblique shot along facade of school (Grants Pass?) / shots of deser

SOHS Strategic Plan for 2018

Commissioner Records

Attached file, Jackson County Commissioner Records Source Documents, lists holdins and gaps from 1853 through 1874

Jacksonville Highway Planning Meeting; Dairy Princess Returns; Medford Print Shop Makes Pear Boxes

Meeting scene, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium, man points with pointer to map on wall / closeup of map: "Hearing Map: Oak Grove Rd.-Elm St., Medford Sec., Medford-Provolt Highway" / pan across audience / Earl Miller speaks, pan to dais / audience / / people waiting at Medford Airport / Rogue Valley Dairy Princess arrives / princess poses with dairy calf / she feeds calf with bottle / closeups with kitten / / dignitaries schmooze / table with labels, cardboard boxes for "Rogue Valley Mountain Pears," "Covered Wagon Mountain Pears" / more schmoozing with printing press operating in back

Miniature Golf Course; Speed Checked by Radar; Eagle Point Voting

Slow pan across crowded miniature golf course / children crowded on holes / / sign by road: Speed Checked by Radar / secretary / / sign: "Entering Eagle Point, Population 1040" / exterior of Eagle Point HIgh School gym / busy poll watchers / people put ballots in box / exterior of gymnasium again / pan across Eagle Point bridge, creek area

Burglary at Central Point Market; Work on Railroad Crossing, Phoenix-Talent; Grants Pass Fender-Bender

Signs: Mobil Gas, J&J Market, Beall Lane / exterior of store / man points to side of store / man points to broken window / closeup of same / / earth mover by Talent or Phoenix lumber mill / mover on raliroad tracks / men spreading gravel on tracks at railroad crossing / / wrecked cars on side of highway, Grants Pass / Oregon State Police car, pan to wrecks

Grants Pass Groundbreaking; Eagle Point Reservoir, Water Use; Eagle Point School District 9 Buses

Pan across dignitaries on dais to speaker at lectern / audience listening, standing in field / digntaries break ground, artist's rendering of building in background / small child puts something in hole, they cover it up  / / fenced off reservoir above Eagle Point / sprinkler waters hillside lawn / man drinks from hose / / children run to long line of buses / children board Eagle Point District 9 bus / long line of buses departs from Eagle Point High School

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