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Pinto Colvig film crew

Although not quite as famous as Hollywood, the Rogue Valley has long been a part of the motion picture industry. “Grace’s Visit to the Rogue River Valley,” produced in 1914 for display at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, was the first film made in Southern Oregon. “Last of the Wild Horses,” a western made [...]

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The new U.S. Hotel

The United States Hotel in Jacksonville is pictured shortly after its completion in 1881. Built on the site of an earlier hotel of the same name that burned in 1873, the hotel was operated by Mme. Jeanne DeRoboam Holt. Legend has it that she married brickmaker George Holt with this hotel project in mind. At [...]

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School friends in capes

School friends gather about 1895 at H.C. Mackey’s studio in Medford for this very balanced photograph. The curved-handled umbrellas are on the extreme right and left. Behind them are the hats with turned-up brims and curling feathers. The two ladies with open umbrellas have matching strap cloak closures. The friends from left to right are [...]

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The king of the white bean pie

Bert Nason was a ranger at the Mill Creek Ranch guard station, which was halfway between Prospect and Union Creek. Shown here about 1920, Nason was well known for his bean pie. A life-long bachelor, he attended most community affairs, and when food was called for he made a white navy bean pie.

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The new Medford High School in 1931

Between 1920 and 1930, Medford’s population doubled. Existing schools were overflowing at all levels and the school board found it necessary to rent outside rooms in two churches and the armory. In January 1931, by a vote of 12 to 1, a $265,000 bond issue was approved for the construction of two new schools and [...]

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Play ball!

This motley crew is not the cast from some strange comic opera that they appear to be! It’s the baseball team from the Medford Elks Lodge out to have some fun in 1913. Originally founded in 1868 by a group of New York entertainers looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon, the Benevolent [...]

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Doughnuts on the water

Trips through the wild sections of our rivers have not changed much in the last seventy years, but the food has. Homemade doughnuts are seldom part of a meal on river excursions today. This unnamed gentleman has prepared another dozen doughnuts to add to those on the table behind the stove, circa 1920.

Trips through the wild sections of our rivers have not changed much in the last seventy years, but the food has. Homemade doughnuts are seldom part of a meal on river excursions today. This unnamed gentleman has prepared another dozen doughnuts to add to those on the table behind the stove, circa 1920.

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Pear orchards, circa 1895

The Weeks & Orr Bear Creek Orchards in Medford in 1895. The building and wagons are filled with pears.

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Bucking bronco

Ross Dollarhide rides his bucking bronco Tracy at the Elks rodeo, circa 1914

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