Woman Ropes Wild Stallion Men Couldn’t Catch

Episode: 

3474

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Thursday, July 5, 2018
In 1916, a Klamath Falls woman roped a legendary wild stallion that had avoided capture by men for years.
 
Cowboy poet Tracy Layne wrote about the quest to capture the horse, saying that when men tried to round up the horse with his herd, “He would make for the mountains or sail down rocks like a bird.”
 
Layne wrote that the stallion nearly drove would-be captors crazy, including the Pitchfork Boys, who lost him after several days in the desert, and Charley Duncan who tried shooting the big bay. 

Medford, Ore., Aviators Offer Early Flights from Gore Field

Episode: 

3400

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Monday, March 19, 2018

They have doubts about the first plane they buy, so they name it “Mayfly.”)

Elementary School Takes Name from Early Teacher Mae Richardson

Episode: 

3407

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

She retires in 1951, after 36 total years of teaching, but continues to substitute for another 10.)

Cook Plays Practical Joke on Road-Building Soldiers

Episode: 

3456

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sculpts giant pumice egg and tops tree with it to surprise men returning from work.)

Oregon Legislature Recognizes Accomplishments of Rancher Bill Kitt

Episode: 

3446

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Progresses from hired hand to cowboy, rancher, banker and businessman,)

Baseball Hall of Fame Recognizes Charlene “Shorty” Prior

Episode: 

3462

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
All-Star baseballer Charlene “Shorty” Pryer of Medford, Ore., learned to play in California from her father.  After high school, she joined the Marine Corps Reserve and became a vocalist with the Dick Jurgens Orchestra, entertaining troops and working as one of the first female DJs in the country.
 

Polish Immigrant Shares Food and Bicycling in Talent, Ore.

Episode: 

3419

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Josef Slowikowski loved being in America and proclaimed it his new homeland.)

Stearns Family Donates Land for Cemetery Near Talent, Ore.

Episode: 

3431

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Monday, May 7, 2018

First person buried in the cemetery is Judge Avery P. Stearns.)

Ferry Carries Land Speculators Across Goose Lake in Early 1900s

Episode: 

3392

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Builder adds pontoons on inauguration day to stay afloat in a lake where the deepest water is 25 feet.)

Orchard Boom Attracts Rogue Valley Population Growth

Episode: 

3417

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Architect Frank Clark renovates Madden House on Old Stage Road, the present-day Willows bed and breakfast.)

Bomber Pilot Dies on Training Mission Crash Near Klamath Falls, Ore.

Episode: 

3448

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Another bomber lands safely for all aboard in the Klamath Marsh area.)

First White Woman Reaches Crater Lake Water

Episode: 

3452

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Annie Gaines loves outdoors and adventures, descends with men in 1865 to lake’s shoreline.)

Coastal Spotters Scan Skies for WWII Enemy Planes

Episode: 

3389

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, March 2, 2018

The U.S. establishes Aircraft Warning Service on East and West coasts in 1941.)

Mountain Ranch Rents Beds for 25 Cents a Night

Episode: 

3425

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, April 27, 2018

The ranch offers 14 beds for travelers between present-day Gold Beach and the Chetco River.)

South Coast Baseball Provides Chance to Meet People in 1916

Episode: 

3482

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The games didn’t have to be spectacular to attract people hungry for social life.)

South Coast Family Soaks in River to Escape Forest Fire

Episode: 

3450

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, June 1, 2018

The family waits seven days for path home to open between smoldering debris.)

Charlie Jensen Becomes Oregon South Coast’s “Mr. Music”

Episode: 

3436

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Teenage Jensen hitches ride from a piano salesman, buys piano on installments.)

Youths Get Drunk on Jamaica Ginger and Lemon Extract

Episode: 

3468

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sheriff accuses them of dipping into hidden booze stored on the beach.

Maude Walker Grows Up on the Oregon South Coast

Episode: 

3490

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, July 27, 2018

She remembers sleeping on straw mattress with flour-sack sheets, lye and bear grease soap, and castoff clothes.)

Rogue Boatman Ferries WWII Generals to Hideaway

Episode: 

3476

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Reuel Hawkins drowns later when the boat entangles at Snap Patch and capsizes.)

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