Hiram Leonard Niles Raises Shasta County Draft Horses

Episode: 

3278

Author: 

Gail Fiorini Jenner

Date: 

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Oregon Historical Marker Recognizes Black Smokejumpers

Episode: 

3277

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion established several “firsts” during World War II.

Dr. Charles Pius Serves Yreka for 20 Years

Episode: 

3276

Author: 

Gail Fiorini Jenner

Date: 

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Wild Ride Down Mountain Scares Judge

Episode: 

3275

Author: 

Lisa Gioia

Date: 

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Current McCully House Owner Awaits Ghost

Episode: 

3274

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

It is said that the McCully House in Jacksonville has been haunted by a “friendly, calming” gentleman sitting in a chair.  Some who say they sighted him believe he is the ghost of the original owner of the house, Dr. John McCully.

Military Sends Klamath Lumber Workers to France

Episode: 

3273

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

As America prepared to enter World War I, military recruiters scoured the West for lumber workers to support the war effort in Europe.

Lenient Justice of Peace Pities Offender’s Family

Episode: 

3272

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

In 1917, a justice of the peace in Medford, Ore., had second thoughts after sentencing Bert

Rippey of Tolo, Ore., to 25 days in jail or a fine of $100 for selling salmon without a license.

Presidential Hunting Party Camps in Comfort

Episode: 

3271

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

Historian Kay Atwood reports that back in the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt was already familiar with comfort camping.  These days it’s called “glamping,” or glamorous camping.

Elks Lodge Represents Beaux Arts Architecture

Episode: 

3270

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

The Benevolent Order of Elks Lodge facing the corner of Central Avenue and Fifth Street in downtown Medford, Ore., is a good example of Beaux Arts architecture.

Blacksmith William J. Bidwell Becomes Prominent Citizen

Episode: 

3269

Author: 

Gail Fiorini Jenner

Date: 

Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

In 1852, eight-year-old William J. Bidwell emigrated with his family from Wisconsin to California. They first settled at Horsetown in Shasta County.

Grants Pass Offers Ice Water Sidewalk Fountain

Episode: 

3268

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

Grants Pass became a major recreation getaway in the early 20th century thanks to the coming of the railroad, the opening of the Oregon Caves Highway, and the enthusiasm of citizens, primarily the town’s Commercial Club.  The city responded by giving priority to making visitors and resid

Attempt Fails to Name Mountain after William Steel

Episode: 

3267

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

An article in the Medford Mail Tribune 100 years ago said a group of 19 climbers known as the “Grizzlies” attempted to name a Siskiyou mountain “Steel” in honor of William Gladstone Steel of Medford, Ore.

Hungry Bears Search for Food at Crater Lake

Episode: 

3266

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

An Army Corps of Engineers worker at Crater Lake warned in November 1915 that tourists should expect to see lots of bears by spring time.

Newspaper Poetry Touts Wonders of Jackson County

Episode: 

3265

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Southern Oregon’s Central Point Herald lent support to community promotional schemes in the 1910s.  Nearly every weekly issue offered local verse touting area’s wonders.  Here’s one by regular contributor Charl

Bridges Increase Travel in Southern Oregon and California

Episode: 

3264

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Replacing ferries by bridges increased travel and accessibility in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Two Women Discover They Have the Same Husband

Episode: 

3263

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Here’s a story from the Klamath Falls Evening Herald of Dec. 11, 1913, about a homesteader who had two wives – at the same time.

Rocky Point Resort Opens from April to November

Episode: 

3262

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

In 1909, Charles D. Willson obtained the first use-permit from the Crater National Forest and built a small hotel on 10.4 acres at Rocky Point on the northwest shore of Upper Klamath Lake.

Herman Reinhart Encounters Gold Trail Treachery

Episode: 

3261

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Word of a major gold strike on the Fraser River of Canada in 1857 reached gold camps as far away as the Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon.  Mining had become hard work and Herman Reinhart was ready to move on to richer strikes.

Showman Attempts to Visit 48 States Sealed Inside Car

Episode: 

3260

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

A showman from the Rogue Valley, Don Haynes, twice attracted public attention more than 60 years ago, and then disappeared from public view.

Wedderburn and Gold Beach Gangs Clash on River

Episode: 

3259

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

In 1940, two youth gangs engaged in a duel at Gold Beach, Ore.

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