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.
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
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.
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
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.