Jacksonville Gold Miner Divines Ancient City Under UC-Berkeley

Episode: 

3324

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

When Joseph Voyle died a pauper in Berkeley, Calif., in 1915, his obituary said he was a mystic and philosopher who had studied geology and electricity much of his life.

Oregon Cavalryman Faces Firing Squad for Desertion

Episode: 

3323

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

When pro-slavery Oregon Gov. John Whiteaker stalled after President Lincoln called for volunteers at the outbreak of the Civil War, the president pulled federal troops from the state.

Railroad Offers New Route to Klamath Basin

Episode: 

3322

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Nearly four decades after completion of the transcontinental railroad, the Upper Klamath River Basin remained virtually untouched by modern commerce at the outset of the 20th century.

Early Rogue River Canyon Residents Face Lack of Mail

Episode: 

3321

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Early residents of the Rogue River Canyon faced infrequent and inefficient mail service, relying for decades on miners who volunteered to post letters and pick up the mail when they traveled to town for supplies.

Skiers Install Portable Rope Tow at Crater Lake

Episode: 

3320

Author: 

Luana Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Snow skiing has always been a popular sport in Southern Oregon.

“Last Kangaroo Court” Teaches a Stranger a Lesson

Episode: 

3319

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

There’s a Western legend about how the “Last Kangaroo Court” in Trinity County, Calif., was held in Hayfork in September 1906 to teach a stranger a lesson.

Frank E. Ross Directs Post-War Program in Poland

Episode: 

3318

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Frank E. Ross traveled far and wide, but after a lifetime of adventure, returned to his roots in Jackson County, Ore., where he became president of the Southern Oregon Historical Society and served on the Jacksonville Museum board.

Mail Carriers Go from Bicycles and Horses to Air Delivery

Episode: 

3317

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

In 1903 Bill Warner became the first rural mail carrier for Medford, Ore.  He used a bicycle in the summer or a horse-drawn, two-wheeled cart. When rain turned the roads to mud, Warner carried the mail on horseback.

Grants Pass Secretary Shatters Glass Ceiling in 1917

Episode: 

3316

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Gold Hill Elects Southern Oregon’s first Female City Councilor

Episode: 

3315

Author: 

Luana Loffer Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

A popular Gold Hill restaurant owner, Cora Truax, became the first woman to serve on a city council in Southern Oregon and one of the first Oregon women to hold office after their enfranchisement in 1912.

Mail Boat Delivers New Car to Agness, Ore. in 1928

Episode: 

3314

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

In 1928, the automobile editor of the Portland Oregonian heard that the postmaster at remote Agness, Ore., had never been in a car.  In those days, no roads led to Agness, an isolated village 21 miles up the Rogue River from the coastal town of Gold Beach.

Old-Growth Azaleas Survive the Tramples of Time

Episode: 

3313

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

In 1828, the explorer Jedediah Smith first documented an extraordinary stand of native azaleas flourishing along the Chetco River in present-day Brookings, Ore.

Old Houses Sometimes Yield Historical Treasures

Episode: 

3312

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

People who remodel old houses often find surprises.  For example, John Derrickson bought the old Samuel Williams house in Grants Pass, Ore., in 2010.  While cleaning the upstairs, he came upon old papers, booklets, and more -- a treasure trove of Williams family history.

Susanne Homes Becomes Jackson County Educator

Episode: 

3311

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

In 1896, Susanne Homes was a member of the first graduating class of Southern Oregon State Normal School in Ashland, a forerunner to present-day Southern Oregon University.

Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley--with 1965 Commentary

An abridged version of Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley, with onscreen and voiceover commentary by Russ Jamison, Grace Andrews Fiero and A. C. Allen.

For research on the film, as well as a transcription of the commentary, go to: http://truwe.sohs.org/files/grace.html

Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to Medford

Bully! An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

SOHS is pleased to share this information about an event provided by our partners, Oregon Historical Society.

Presented by the Butte Creek Mill Foundation

Smullin Health Education Center

2825 E. Barnett Road

Medford, OR 97504

On the campus of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

Visit www.buttecreekmill.com for more information

Teddy Roosevelt's Oregon Roadshow is organized by the Oregon Historical Society and sponsored by Wells Fargo. 

Cost: 

$25

Contact: 

Repeating date: 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:30am

Effie Birdseye Retains “Unconquered American Spirit”

Episode: 

3289

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Effie Hillsboro was only 17 when she married Wes Birdseye and moved to a hand-hewn log house near Gold Hill, Ore., in 1898.  Wes died young, leaving Effie with three boys to raise, a mortgage, and back taxes.

Lost Creek Lake Submerges Whole Communities

Episode: 

3300

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

About 10 years after the 1964 Christmas-week flood wiped out bridges and more than 200 homes along the Rogue River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a dam near Shady Cove, Ore., submerging whole communities under Lost Creek Lake.

Klamath's Crater Lake Parkway Once Honored Kit Carson

Episode: 

3299

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

In 1948, Klamath Falls began work on a popular new four-lane highway on the city’s north side to reduce heavy traffic that wound along narrow streets in residential neighborhoods along Biehn and North Ninth streets.

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