Gold Miner’s 100-Year-Old Sourdough Still Going Strong

Episode: 

3401

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cooks pass on “starters” down through the years, helping sustain life in the American West.)

Surging Klamath River Carries Steer into Ocean

Episode: 

3396

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The steer survives, and earns sobriquet “Captain Courageous,” inspiring its flood-dampened community spirit.)

Idle Klamath Falls Men Face Jail and Fines During WWI

Episode: 

3429

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Police took idle young men to military recruiters.)

Enthusiasts Track Emigrant Trails in Five States

Episode: 

3416

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Trail West, Inc. creates 14 guidebooks and places 700 markers on 2,000 miles of trail.)

Coos Bay Prankster Seeks Election on Slogan “Pirate for President”

Episode: 

3427

Author: 

Valerie Ing

Date: 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Pirates booster club’s main function was partying.)

Mail Takes a Month to Reach Upper Coquille River

Episode: 

3488

Author: 

Valerie Ing

Date: 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The closest post office was in Empire City, a round trip that took four days.)

California Covets Upper Klamath Basin Water

Episode: 

3411

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Monday, April 9, 2018

By the 1990s, the needs of endangered fish in the Klamath River watershed finally ends idea of diverting what is now recognized as a precious resource.)

Railroad Arrival Brings Boom to Klamath Falls, Ore.

Episode: 

3492

Author: 

Todd Kepple

Date: 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Brings an end to hauling freight by pack trains or wagons during the winter.)

Contest Boosts Medford, Ore., Newspaper Subscriptions

Episode: 

3424

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Woman wins automobile and 7-year-old girl gets second prize of building lot in fashionable section of town.)

“Toggery Bill” Offers Fine Clothing and Angling Advice

Episode: 

3393

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

To give the impression people are buying, the store owner gets friends to carry clothes out the front door and return them by the back door.)

Cars Boost Attendance at Ashland Celebration in 1916

Episode: 

3489

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Six traffic accidents reported between Medford and Ashland on the Fourth of July weekend.)

Rogue River Catsup Captures Portland Market in 1930s

Episode: 

3433

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Pickle and vinegar producer Frank L. Knight opens packing plant in Medford, Ore.)

Pioneer Weddings Could be Spartan in Jackson County

Episode: 

3444

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

One bride made a black wedding dress useful for other occasions.)

Slot Machines Create 1800s Controversy in Southern Oregon

Episode: 

3437

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Newspapers editorialize against evils of gambling in Medford and Ashland.)

Jacksonville Miner Gains Fame by Enriching Others

Episode: 

3479

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

James Sterling discovers Jacksonville gold nuggets, but doesn’t get to the claim office in time.)

Presidential Candidate Herbert Hoover Fishes the Rogue

Episode: 

3458

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

He favors spot near the present-day Denman Wildlife Area.)

Present-Day Cousins Put an End to Hanley Family Rift

Episode: 

3441

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Dispute dates to missed opportunity to meet in New Orleans before heading West.)

Jacksonville, Ore., Gets a Proper Courthouse in 1884

Episode: 

3413

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cornerstone contains various coins, a medal commemorating the silver wedding of Victoria and Albert, two quarts of whiskey, and a set of false teeth.)

Old Courthouse Building Becomes Jacksonville, Ore., City Hall

Episode: 

3414

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

City hall replaces Southern Oregon Historical Society museum.)

Jacksonville Callithumpians Create Havoc on Fourth of July

Episode: 

3473

Author: 

Sharon Bywater

Date: 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Southern Oregon’s early Fourth of July celebrations were exuberant, all-day events, often livened by a group calling themselves the “Callithumpians.” 
 
Callithump is an Americanism stretching back to 18th century England that refers to noisy groups that created humorous havoc to disrupt political rallies by playing loud, discordant instruments, including cowbells, tin horns, pots, pans, and saws.
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