Douglas Memorial Bridge Obstructs Klamath River’s Course

Episode: 

3420

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Flooding problems continue to occur until the Great Flood of 1964 demolishes the bridge.)

Sydney Croft Develops Famed Easter Lily in Bandon, Ore.

Episode: 

3463

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
In 1930, Sydney Croft was a struggling farmer with failing health.  When his physician advised him to leave Michigan for a warmer climate, he relocated near Bandon on Oregon’s southern coast and began raising vegetables.
 
A neighbor gave Croft some lily bulbs and urged him to try them.
 
At first, Croft showed little interest, but a row of them planted between the beets and carrots grew so fast and hardy that he advertised the flowering plants for sale.
 

Harbor, Ore., Celebrates 1917 Fourth of July

Episode: 

3472

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Celebration includes war talk, patriotic songs and reading of President Woodrow Wilson’s speech to U.S. Senate.)

Bill Sweet Creates Top Dairy Herd in Langlois, Ore.

Episode: 

3412

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Breeds Tristam Lord Basil, one of the top Jersey bulls of all time.)

Oregon Editor Grows Bitter Over Public Lands

Episode: 

3465

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, June 22, 2018
Isaac Munsey is buried near his Curry County cabin and copper mine on the coastal trail between Signal Buttes and the North Fork of Hunter Creek, next to a small stream and under a large incense-cedar tree.
 
Munsey came to Oregon’s South Coast around 1900 as editor of the Gold Beach Globe.  He liked to be referred to as “Colonel,” although no one knew the origin of the military title.
 

Wagon Road Offers Early Approach to Crater Lake

Episode: 

3480

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Today it’s a well maintained, paved county road with quick approach to Lake of the Woods and Klamath Falls.)

Researchers Create Precursor of Genealogical Society in 1964

Episode: 

3464

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Thursday, June 21, 2018
A meeting of genealogical researchers in 1964 in Gold Hill, Ore., led to the birth of the Progenitors Forum of Southern Oregon, precursor of the present-day Rogue Valley Genealogical Society.
 
The Society has hundreds of members and owns a 5,000-square-foot library and research facility in Phoenix, Ore., that houses the largest collection of genealogical books and resources in Southern Oregon. 
 

Mount Mazama Takes Name from Obsolete Word for Mountain Goat

Episode: 

3403

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The name’s source is the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, meaning “deer,” not mountain goat.)

Army Establishes Air Base in Lakeview, Ore., in 1942

Episode: 

3454

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Navy takes over in 1944 as auxiliary to Naval Air Station in Klamath Falls.)

Klamath Falls Native Son Wins Oscar Late in Life

Episode: 

3439

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

James Ivory wins Best Adapted Screen Play for the movie “Call Me by Your Name.”

Reub Long Describes Southeast Oregon’s Lack of Water

Episode: 

3406

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Monday, April 2, 2018

He says during Noah’s flood, the high desert only got a quarter of an inch of rain.)

Fossil Lake Preserves Footprints of Giant Mammoths

Episode: 

3475

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Charlotte Rose Henry Recalls Her Childhood Home

Episode: 

3445

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Friday, May 25, 2018

The house was in Cottonwood, Calif., across from the family’s store.)

Heavy Redding, Calif., Rainfall Strands People, Threatens Bridges

Episode: 

3435

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Storm drops more than two inches of rain in six hours.)

Wartime National Youth Administration Trains Forest Guards

Episode: 

3470

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Friday, June 29, 2018
During World War II, the National Youth Administration recruited high school graduates to train as forest guards at the Mount Shasta Vocational Forestry School.  The school was established so that qualified students could earn a living while studying for a forestry career and for defense.
 
The Weed Press newspaper reported in January 1942 that the Administration was seeking graduates with an interest in forestry and lumbering.  U.S. Regional Forester S. B. Show said the training would play an important role in national defense.

It Takes Two Hangings to Kill Siskiyou County Scoundrel

Episode: 

3422

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Noose slips from his neck on the first attempt.)

Siskiyou County Attorneys Contribute to War Effort

Episode: 

3453

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Military needs some 5,000 radio technicians to operate airplane detection and other defense devices.)

Siskiyou County, Calif, Has 100 One-Room Schools in 1800s

Episode: 

3394

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Little Shasta school remains oldest continuous one-roomer in California.)

Siskiyou County Bootleg Whiskey Gets High Marks

Episode: 

3471

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Monday, July 2, 2018
Northern California historian Jim Denny has called Whiskey Gulch above Old Etna, Calif., “One of the nicest little whiskey stills that ever turned out illegal whiskey. It was only out of business when whiskey could be produced legally.”
 

Francis Hamilton Waters Circus Elephants and Edits Hemingway

Episode: 

3434

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

As copyeditor in San Francisco, he works on Hemingway’s newspaper articles.)

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