Pink Champagne Cake Lingers on the Tongue

Episode: 

3258

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Celebrating a birthday in the 1960s and 70s in Southern Oregon was always special if you got a pink champagne birthday cake from the Rogue Bakery in Phoenix, Ore.  The shop along South Pacific Highway was owned by Dick and Lillian Hendrix, who had operated bakeries from Alaska to Wyoming

Heavy Rainfall Floods Redding in 1940

Episode: 

3257

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

On Feb.

Modoc Forest Rancher Resists Barbed Wire Removal

Episode: 

3256

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Lillian Parson Invents Electrolysis for Extracting Mercury

Episode: 

3255

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

If Lillian Parson were still manager of the War Eagle Mine in northern Jackson County, as she had been in the 1940s, she’d probably oppose stopping work for a clean-up suggested by the Department of Environmental Quality.  That’s the way she was, too busy to stop working for anything.

Mount Shasta Attracts Spiritual Seekers

Episode: 

3254

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Snow-capped, 14,180-foot-high Mount Shasta has always attracted those pursuing the spiritual or the supernatural.  Some seek Bigfoot.  Native Americans consider it a sacred place.  Others believe it is inhabited by Lemurians, ancient, peaceful beings who live inside the mountai

Campground Envisions Adding to Gold Beach Prosperity

Episode: 

3253

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Lakeview Offers 98th Consecutive Roundup This Year

Episode: 

3252

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Ashland Kilty Band Member Recalls Early Days

Episode: 

3251

Author: 

Maryann Mason

Date: 

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

An original member of the Ashland Highland Kilty Band, Gerald Gunter, had some fond memories of the early days.

Forest Creek School Opens in 1870s Above Jacksonville

Episode: 

3250

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Miners and farmers established a school for their children in the 1870s at the juncture of the east and west forks of Forest Creek above Jacksonville.

County Commissioner Blows Up Illinois River Bridge

Episode: 

3249

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

A well-used bridge across the Illinois River south of Cave Junction near Takilma, Ore., was blown up around the turn of the 20th century by a Josephine county commissioner who unilaterally declared it unsafe.

Beatty Indian Loses Life in Klamath Boxing Match

Episode: 

3248

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

Jedediah Smith Faces Hard Times on Way to Oregon

Episode: 

3247

Author: 

Valerie Ing

Date: 

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Explorer Jedediah Smith and his travelling companions nearly starved during the first documented land journey of American explorers up the California coast to Oregon in June of 1828.

2,000 Mouths Chomp Down on Giant Pear Pie

Episode: 

3246

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

More than 2,000 mouths chomped down on the world’s largest pear pie at the 1936 Pear and Tomato Festival in Talent, Ore.  Festival-goers consumed it in the evening after admiring it all day as the fair’s central attraction.

Fake Warden Searches Cars for Illegally Caught Fish

Episode: 

3245

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

A superabundance of “Medford (distilled) spirit” was blamed for several phony searches for illegally caught fish near Grants Pass in 1913.

United Airliner, Medford; Bank Opening, Ashland; Livestock Auction; Movie Set

Airliner landing, not at a local airport / schoolchildren at Medford Airport / United airliner taxis up to gate / closeup of passengers disembarking / inside empty airliner / / bank grand opening, Ashland / pan across spectators in parking lot / speakers at lectern / other speakers / / showing horses inside auction pavilion / spectators / / young women (starlets?) in speedboat on lake / sheepdog / closeup of driver / movie set from SOHS Film 955, "The Way West": ferry, burned cabin / they line up in front of wagon, then ruins and wave at camera / group on horseback arrives

River Views from Helicopter; Medford Safety Council Banquet; Police Bomb Class

Shots of wild area of (Rogue?) river from helicopter / pan from pilot to river / / huge children's banquet in gymnasium, banner reads: "Medford Safety Council Annual Awards Banquet" / signs at tables: "Roosevelt," "Lincoln" / / police examine homemade dummy bombs

Police Explosives Class; Telstar Footage; Helicopter Forestry Work

silent: large group of men and policemen walk across field, Agate Lake area / explosion in distance / pan across men, pan down to shallow hole in ground, they examine remains of bomb / / black and white footage on color stock, completely faded to red, intermittent sound: Alexander Graham Bell, early telephone / teenage boy, women telephone operators (with chatter sound effect) / stringing early telephone wires / bear inexplicably climbs telephone pole / men wave hats to celebrate "San Francisco-New York" telephone line at "Nevada-Utah State Line" / men work on, test Telstar satellite / Pres

School Board Meeting; Movie Set by River

VIPs schmooze in classroom (school board?) / meeting, pans across dais, audience / dais laughs / / probably a film set for "The Way West": men examine burned house in hills / pan across ruins, stone chimney / dock on river, men on horses, rude ferry (burned house in background) / men ride onto ferry / men ride off ferry toward camera / half-burned horse-drawn wagon near ruins / men work on hewing timbers / parking area, truck trailer painted "Hawthorne Christian Schools Mobile Science Unit" / side of truck painted "Rolly Harper, Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, Columbia Pictures Corpora

Repair of Railroad Crossing; Jackson School Crossing Guards; Tree Planting at Medford Shopping Center

Truck in ditch by Table Rock Road near railroad / RR crossing sign, pan down to broken-off signal / locomotive passes / RR equipment, men at work on crossing, traffic passing, Upper Table Rock in background / / child crossing guards in matching raincoats leave entrance of Jackson School in rain / guards at their posts / closeup of very serious crossing guard / children crossing / / fountain, Medford Center shopping center / closeup of excavation, pan to grown tree on back of flatbed truck / crane picks up tree, lowers it into hole / VIPs shake hands with tree in background, pan up tree

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