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Beauty Queens at Harry & David; Surgery Demonstration

South Riverside sidewalk, Medford: VIPs greet each other / pan across beauty queens from SOHS Film 0969 at Harry & David Bear Creek Orchards packing plant wearing same outfit, wearing white gloves, looking through and discussing brochure / / serious-looking crowd (nursing students?) around patient craning necks to watch surgery--oddly, only one person masked and gowned

Trash Cleanup; Tree Planting

Truck door: "City Sanitary Service" / loaded truck backs up toward camera / dump truck passes camera, dumps trash into dumpster / men pull debris from truck into dumpster--near railroad tracks, looks like McAndrews Road area, Medford / / men manhandle tree into hole, watched by dressed-up teenagers / VIP shakes hands with teen

Siskiyou Rest Area and Welcome Center; Medford City Hall

I-5 welcome center, south of Ashland: loaded station wagon pulling trailer, Channel 5 News car  / closeup of Pennsylvania license plate / driver and wife shake hands with welcome center staff / traveling family parked at welcome center: man, woman--teenage girl points to Ohio license plate / / men talk across desk in office / secretary takes notes in chair / earthmover moves dirt in fountain area, pan to Medford City Hall building

Deschutes National Forest Lakes; Medford Girl Scouts Headquarters Dedication; Bear Creek Water Quality

Good color, a little dark: an across snowy field / partly snow-covered lake / Forest Service sign: "Paulina Lake," anglocentric history of Chief Paulina / pan across lake / snowplow at work / sign "Big Lava Lake Forest Camp" / snow-covered lake / / black and white: Girl Scouts headquarters dedication, Medford, near North Medford High School / Girl Scouts, choir, fire doing something ceremonial / adults, adult Girl Scouts in uniform standing solemnly / women receive awards / pan across building / applause / Girl Scouts remove cover from stone / closeup of plaque: "In Memory of John R.

Medford-Provolt Highway Plans; Tenth and Fir Area, Medford; Mayor Dunlevy Takes Driver's Test

Men examine long map on table / closeup: "Hearing Map Oak Grove Rd.-Elm St. Medford Sec. Medford-Provolt Highway, Jackson County" / pan across Monarch Warehouse/Miksche Building, Tenth and Fir: "Mid-Coast Distributors Farm and Garden Supplies," pan toward railroad tracks--Tenth Street doesn't yet cross tracks / telephoto shot of same view, Medford Grocery Co.

Helicopter Sprays Forest; Jacksonville Antique Show

Fast pan from tank truck to helicopter, filling up / long shot of helicopter spraying chemical on forest, flies over cameraman / "Department of Agriculture" on truck door / helicopter arrives, lands, takes off / views of forest from helicopter / / interior: women examine antiques, antique show and sale / Judy Morris (or her twin) and other women dressed up in faux 1890s garb / they walk into building, Jacksonville courthouse visible in background

Lint on camera gate

Southern Oregon College; Bear Creek Meeting

Churchill Hall, Southern Oregon College / exterior: closeups of students discussing, Siskiyou Boulevard in background / Churchill Hall / SOC campus shots / / meeting / pan along Bear Creek, residences, gravel pit-concrete company in background, looks like future Rogue Valley Mall area / back to same meeting

Lint and large chunk of garbage in camera gate

Medford Firemen at Work; Pipe Excavation

Smoking and burning remains of house demolition, corner of  Clark and Central, Medford / men at work raking rubble / fire engine parked on street (South Central, Medford?), firemen unroll hose, spray apparent gasoline leak behind car / fire marshal fills out paperwork at doorstep of residence / marshal walks down sidewalk / delivers inspection report to anxious family / / pickup parked by rural road, bulldozer and backhoe at work in background / closeups of pipe in trench, backhoe at work digging up pipe

School Board Meeting; New Electric Railroad Signal, Table Rock Road

Schoolroom meeting scene (school board?), pans across dais, audience / exterior, Lincoln School, Medford / interior, elementary school classroom / / railroad crossing Table Rock Road, men at work / view down tracks to approaching train in distance / train crosses Table Rock Road / woman and child waiting in pickup, pan to train receding in distance / RR crossing sign lying in dirt, pan to new electric signal / closeup of electronic control board / closeup of signal lighting up / shots of two different engines crossing road

The Valley of the Giants

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Universally described as filmed in "Northern California and Southern Oregon," though no locations or geography resembling Southern Oregon are visible in the final film. Filmed in Eureka, California and Humboldt County logging camps. Many scenes of railroad logging. Titles in Russian.

Medford Baseball Rogues Build on Minor League Tradition

Episode: 

3288

Author: 

Charles Ter Bush

Date: 

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

The Medford Rogues minor league baseball team had a banner year in 2017, winning the championship of the Great Western League. Although the Rogues only started playing in 2013, Medford minor league baseball originated in 1948 with the Medford Nuggets, an affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Sturdy Animals Haul Goods Beyond Railroad’s Reach

Episode: 

3287

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Moving goods beyond the railroad’s reach between Southern Oregon and California was a dirty and dangerous job requiring sturdy horses and mules.

Typical Southern Oregon Farmer Does OK in 1913

Episode: 

3286

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

In 1913, the Oregon Immigration Bureau and Oregon Agricultural College published a book describing a typical farmer in each of several regions in the state.  For Southern Oregon’s small farm, they chose to highlight a 13-acre place with a pear orchard and garden area.

Mount Shasta Climbers Descend by the Seat of Their Pants

Episode: 

3285

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017(

Tom Mix Circus Experiences a Series of Snafus in Medford, Ore.

Episode: 

3284

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Mount Shasta Climber Dodges Falling Boulder

Episode: 

3283

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

The thousands of people who each year try ascending Mount Shasta might want to consider an early climber’s hair-raising encounter with one of the mountain’s frequent rockfalls.

Illahe Lodge Comforts Back-Country Travelers

Episode: 

3282

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

In July 1930, Ernest Schneider’s favorable first impressions of Illahe swayed him to remain in the remote settlement, despite its inconveniences.  Present-day Illahe remains an hour’s drive from Powers or Gold Beach, Ore.

Lack of Harbor, Roads, Isolates Gold Beach, Ore.

Episode: 

3281

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

The Southern Oregon coastal town of Gold Beach remained isolated for more than half a century after its founding in 1863.  Its harbor was considered a hazard to navigation, and Curry County didn’t have a single mile of a main roadway until 1878.

Ashland, Ore. Church Repairs 400-Pound Bell

Episode: 

3280

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

The 400-pound, 117-year-old bell didn’t look very stable in its wood-frame belfry, so Rector Anthony Hutchinson of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Ashland, Ore., sent it by train to Indiana for repair.

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