Oregon Widow Claims Her Share of Husband's Saloon

Episode: 

3309

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Sophisticated Bank Robber Attracts Public's Attention

Episode: 

3304

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Described as one of the most daring and spectacular highwaymen in the Pacific Northwest, John Austin Hooper was certainly prolific.

Tipsy Jurors Reluctantly Find Bootlegger Guilty

Episode: 

3293

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

During Prohibition in 1925, a group of Curry County Circuit Court jurors decided to corroborate the evidence during the trial of Mormon Brown, a small-dairy farmer recognized for producing consistent batches of fine, clear, white-lightning liquor.

Bavaria-born Jeweler Becomes Scott Valley, Calif., Rancher

Episode: 

3295

Author: 

Gail Fiorni-Jenner

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Charles Nentzel was a year old in 1833 when his family immigrated to America from Bavaria.  He grew up in New York, assisted his father as a blacksmith, and became a jeweler’s apprentice.

Fire strikes first wooden box factory in Klamath

Episode: 

3290

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Fire has always been a threat to lumber mills, especially in the days before modern firefighting equipment was close at hand.

Oregon Prohibition Nearly Snares Ashland Doctor

Episode: 

3297

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Francis Gustavus Swedenburg settled in Ashland in the early 1900s and became a leading citizen by founding the city’s first hospital and becoming its chief surgeon.

Grand Jury Clears Uncle Accused of Killing Nephew

Episode: 

3294

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

William Bybee of Jacksonville, Ore., was a popular, respected citizen.  Married with a wife and children, he owned a house and had twice served as sheriff.  The community was shocked when on March 27, 1886, he was accused of murdering his nephew Thomas Bybee.

Lumberman Verne Athanas Writes Popular Westerns

Episode: 

3305

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Verne Athanas started out working in the Oregon lumber industry and ended up as a successful writer of Westerns.

Southern Oregon Teacher Rejects Religion, Accepts Spiritualism

Episode: 

3302

Author: 

Pat Harper

Date: 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

A teacher at the Wagner Creek School, Willis J. Dean, believed children should be taught science, health and practical skills, but never religion.  He was also a spiritualist.  Dean taught at the school, located at present-day Talent, Ore., from 1884 until he retired.

How Wagontire, Ore., Got Its Name Remains Unknown

Episode: 

3306

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Commercial Rogue River Fishing Declines in Early 1900s

Episode: 

3301

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Rogue River Courier newspaper article from 1913 affords a glimpse of the decline of commercial fishing on the Rogue River.

Medford Company Produces Ultralight Aircraft

Episode: 

3296

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

During the 1970s and early 1980s, many people throughout the world sought ultralight aircraft as an affordable way to fly.  Lightweight and slow-flying, they were subject to fewer regulations than other airplanes.

Restored Hotel Never Returns to Former Glory

Episode: 

3292

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Plant Artist Frederick Walpole Gets Start in Southern Oregon

Episode: 

3307

Author: 

Luana (Loffer) Corbin

Date: 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Artistically talented Frederick Andrews originally came to Southern Oregon to find a homestead site.  He eventually became known as the best artist of plants in the United States.

South Coast Fire Blamed on German Spies or Sympathizers

Episode: 

3291

Author: 

Laura Gerkman

Date: 

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Trains Carry World War I Draftees through Southern Oregon

Episode: 

3303

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Special military trains passed through Southern Oregon 100 years ago, carrying thousands of drafted soldiers to Army training at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Mark and Ada Merrill Travel with Animal Tent Show

Episode: 

3308

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Friday, October 27, 2017

For 20 years, until 1931, Mark and Ada Merrill had a traveling tent show that featured two bears, two Shetland ponies, sheep, monkeys and dogs.  They were a very enterprising couple.

California Physician Advocates the Townsend Plan

Episode: 

3310

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

California physician Dr. Francis Townsend developed a plan in 1932 to get the country out of the Great Depression.

Farmers Bank President, Delroy Getchell, Pens Rhymes

Episode: 

3298

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Minneapolis banker Delroy Getchell arrived in Medford, Ore., on a sparkling day in January 1909, seeking a mild climate for retirement.  He liked the looks of the place.

Trash Cleanup; Kids Fill Gift Bags; Safe Delivered to Jacksonville Museum

Men filling government pickup with trash / / kids fill cloth gift bags with school supplies / / small children pose for camera / safe unloaded from truck / interior, Jacksonville Museum: Mary Hanley and others open safe / spectators at doorway

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