Past & Present:

What You Might Not Know (But Want To)
About Southern Oregon History.

by Dennis Powers

CD Released November 2013. 175-plus articles from Past & Present in 8.5 x 11.0 PDF format with an easy-to-navigate menu and links to additional research on the Internet. Proceeds benefit local entities, including select non-profit organizations.

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Articles Alphabetized:
(The 1st article for each letter is provided as a sample.)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Adroit Construction
Applegate
Applegate Trail Interpretive Center
Architects Who Changed the Towns
Asante (And Ashland Community Hospital)
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Ashland
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Ashland New Year’s Day Flood of 1997
Ashland Springs Hotel (And the Neumans)
Ashland Wild Fire (1959)
Ashland-Area Mineral Springs

 

B

Ballot Stealing Caper
Bear Creek Valley
Beaver Money
Beekman (Golden Bank & House of C.C. Beekman)
Ben Hur Lampman (A Man for the Ages)
Bennett, Eugene (Noted Artist)
Berryman, Lindsey (And Medford’s Renovation)
Bigfoot (Southern Oregon’s)
Biscuit Fire of 2002
Blackstone Audio
Boatnik (Celebration of Grants Pass)
Bowerman, Bill (Medford's Nike Connection)
Britt Festival
Brother Jonathan (Gold-Bearing Sidewheeler)
Butte Falls

Top

C

Callahan's Siskiyou Lodge
Cal-Ore Hydroplane River Racers
Camelot Theatre
Camp White
Carpenter Foundation
Cars in the Valley (Early Days of)
Central Point
Chautauqua in Ashland
Chavner, Thomas (The Founder of an Entire Town)
Chinese Miners and Railroad Workers
Chinook Caught on a Fly (Largest One)
Christmas Eve and Day (Past and Present)
Christmas Flood of 1964
Chuck Butler (And the Auto Dealerships)
Civil Air Patrol
Collier, James (Patron of the Performing Arts)
Collins, Robby (Saving Jacksonville & the World)
Columbus Day Storm of 1962
Colvig, Pinto (Bozo the Clown)
Courson, Jon (And Applegate Christian Fellowship)
Crater Lake
Craterian
Crescent City Tsunami (Good Friday 1964)

D

D’Autremont Brothers (Old West’s Last Train Robbery)
Day, John (Southern Oregon’s)
Dead Indian Memorial Road
DeBoer (Sid and Lithia Motors)
Denman Wildlife Area
Dogs for the Deaf
Drill Doctor (and Darex Corporation)
Dutch Brothers Coffee

 

E

Eagle Point
Eden Valley Orchards
Egan, Chandler (Golfer & Course Designer)
Electricity (When First Came to the Region)
Erickson Air-Crane

Top

F

Films Made in Southern Oregon
Forensics Lab (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Fosbury, Dick (Ground-Breaking Flop)

 

G

Gable, Clark (Connection to the Rogue)
Galls and Foots Creek (Gold Hill to Rogue River)
Game Designer (Rosie Roberson)
Ghost Towns (And Stories of the Golden Illinois Valley)
Ghosts, Spirits, and other Apparitions
Gold Dust Days
Gold Ray Dam (The Rise and Fall of)
Golden (Ghost Town of the Valley)
Grange Co-op
Grants Pass
Grants Pass Cavemen
Greatest Male Southern Oregon Athletes
Grey, Zane

 

H

Hanleys and Hanley Farm
Hannon, Lenn
Harry and David (And Bear Creek Corporation)
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
Holly Theatre
Hollywood Comes to the Valley
Hop Fields (Josephine County's)

Top

I

Illingworth, Willie (Driftboats)
InfoStructure
Ing, Dean
Interstate-Five (I-5)
Isolas and Jackson County's Expo

 

J

Jackson County Fair
Jackson, Glenn (Mr. Oregon)
Jacksonville
Jessel, Susie (The Spiritual Healer)

 

K

Kerby (Town of)
Kid's Unlimited
Klamath River
KMED (And Bill-Blanche Virgin, Radio Pioneers)

 

L

Lithia Park
Lithia Water (Bottles and Fountains)
Lost Creek Lake (and Jess Dam)

 

M

Maddox Brothers and Rose
Marshall, Edison
Mattie's Nugget
Medford
Medford Football (The Heyday of)
Medford Streetcars
Mercy Flights
Miles, Danny (Winning Basketball Coach)
Mt. Ashland Ski Area
Mt. McLoughlin
Mt. Shasta

Top

N

Native Americans (Claiming the Land)
Novak, Kim

 

O

Orchard Boom and Bust
Oregon Caves
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (And Angus Bowmer)
Oregon Vortex

 

P

Palmerton Park
Payne Cliffs
Phoenix
Powerball (Record Win)
Providence Medford Medical Center

 

Q

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R


Railroads (The Story and History of)
Redwood Highway
Rhoten (The Golden Family of Giants)
Robinson, Dorland (The Gifted Young Artist)
Rogue Community College
Rogue Creamery
Rogue River (City)
Rogue River (The)
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Rogue Valley Country Club
Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
Rogue Valley Manor
Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure
Rooster Crows
Roots, Sabroso, and Tree Top
Roseburg Explosion

Top

S

Sams Valley
Sams Valley Meteorite
Savage, Lincoln
Schneider, Bill and Florence
Schweiger, John (Coming Attractions Theatres)
ScienceWorks
Sellers, Con
Shady Cove
Singler, Kyle (One of the Valley's Best Athletes)
Siskiyou Summit (And Pass)
Smullin, William B. (Communications Pioneer)
Snider's Dairy (Medford's First Commercial Dairy)
Southern Oregon University
Southern Oregon’s Agricultural Base
Stagecoaches and Their Drivers
State of Jefferson (Creation of)
Stream Machine

 

T

T’Vault, Colonel (And the Dardanelles)
Table Rocks
Talent
Teece, Jim (and Project A)
Tucker Sno-Cat
Two-Bits (World War II War Hero)

Top

U

UFOs
University Club

V

Vintners and their Wine

Top

W

Water System of Medford (And Other Towns)
Webber, Bert (Consummate Researcher & Publisher)
Wehinger, Ralph (A True Visionary)
Wild and Scenic Rogue River (And Blossom Bar)
Wildlife Images
Wolf Creek Inn
Wood House (The Old)
Wooldridge, Glen (The Rogue's Premier Guide)
Wrestling (Best-Kept Valley Sport's Secret)
Writers in Southern Oregon

 

X

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Y

Yreka

 

Z

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Digitial History Project Information:

Introduction
Research Points
Author Bio
Updated Links to Online Research

Articles by Subject:
(1st article from each subject provided as a sample.)

Buildings, Roads, and Institutions
Businesses and Economics
Foundations and Non-Profit Events
Gold, Stagecoaches, and Railroads
Historical Moments
Nature's Fury
Political and Community Leaders
Potpourri
Rivers, Fishing, and Activities
Sports and Athletes
The Creative Scene (Actors, Artists, and Authors)
The Outdoors and Landmarks
Tourist Attractions
Towns and Valleys

 

Buildings, Roads, and Institutions

Architects Who Changed the Towns
Ashland Springs Hotel (And the Neumans)
Berryman, Lindsey (And Medford’s Renovation)
Dead Indian Memorial Road
Electricity (When First Came to the Region)
Forensics Lab (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Interstate-Five (I-5)
Isolas and Jackson County's Expo
Redwood Highway
Rogue Community College
Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
Southern Oregon University
Water System of Medford (And Other Towns)


Businesses and Economics

Adroit Construction
Beekman (Golden Bank & House of C.C. Beekman)
Chuck Butler (And the Auto Dealerships)
DeBoer (Sid and Lithia Motors)
Drill Doctor (and Darex Corporation)
Dutch Brothers Coffee
Erickson Air-Crane
Grange Co-op
Harry and David (And Bear Creek Corporation)
Hop Fields (Josephine County's)
InfoStructure
KMED (And Bill-Blanche Virgin, Radio Pioneers)
Rogue Creamery
Roots, Sabroso, and Tree Top
Snider's Dairy (Medford's First Commercial Dairy)
Southern Oregon’s Agricultural Base
Teece, Jim (and Project A)
Tucker Sno-Cat
Vintners and their Wine


Foundations and Non-Profit Events

Boatnik (Celebration of Grants Pass)
Carpenter Foundation
Courson, Jon (And Applegate Christian Fellowship)
Dogs for the Deaf
Gold Dust Days
Kid's Unlimited
Powerball (Record Win)
Rooster Crows
Schneider, Bill and Florence
Smullin, William B. (Communications Pioneer)
Wildlife Images

 

Gold, Stagecoaches, and Railroads

Applegate Trail Interpretive Center
Brother Jonathan (Gold-Bearing Sidewheeler)
Chinese Miners and Railroad Workers
D’Autremont Brothers (Old West’s Last Train Robbery)
Ghost Towns (And Stories of the Golden Illinois Valley)
Mattie's Nugget
Medford Streetcars
Railroads (The Story and History of)
Rhoten (The Golden Family of Giants)
Stagecoaches and Their Drivers


Historical Moments

Asante (And Ashland Community Hospital)
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Ballot Stealing Caper
Cars in the Valley (Early Days of)
Jessel, Susie (The Spiritual Healer)
Mercy Flights
Native Americans (Claiming the Land)
Rogue Valley Manor
State of Jefferson (Creation of)


Nature's Fury

Ashland New Year’s Day Flood of 1997
Ashland Wild Fire (1959)
Biscuit Fire of 2002
Christmas Flood of 1964
Columbus Day Storm of 1962
Crescent City Tsunami (Good Friday 1964)
Lost Creek Lake (and Jess Dam)
Roseburg Explosion


Political and Community Leaders


Collins, Robby (Saving Jacksonville & the World)
Hannon, Lenn
Jackson, Glenn (Mr. Oregon)
Savage, Lincoln
T’Vault, Colonel (And the Dardanelles)
University Club
Wehinger, Ralph (A True Visionary)


Potpourri

Beaver Money
Bigfoot (Southern Oregon’s)
Christmas Eve and Day (Past and Present)
Civil Air Patrol
Ghosts, Spirits, and other Apparitions
Sams Valley Meteorite
Two-Bits (World War II War Hero)
UFOs


Rivers, Fishing, and Activities

Cal-Ore Hydroplane River Racers
Chinook Caught on a Fly (Largest One)
Gold Ray Dam (The Rise and Fall of)
Illingworth, Willie (Driftboats)
Klamath River
Rogue River (The)
Stream Machine
Wild and Scenic Rogue River (And Blossom Bar)
Wooldridge, Glen (The Rogue's Premier Guide)


Sports and Athletes

Bowerman, Bill (Medford's Nike Connection)
Day, John (Southern Oregon’s)
Egan, Chandler (Golfer & Course Designer)
Fosbury, Dick (Ground-Breaking Flop)
Greatest Male Southern Oregon Athletes
Medford Football (The Heyday of)
Miles, Danny (Winning Basketball Coach)
Rogue Valley Country Club
Singler, Kyle (One of the Valley's Best Athletes)
Wrestling (Best-Kept Valley Sport's Secret)


The Creative Scene (Actors, Artists, and Authors)

Ashland Independent Film Festival
Ben Hur Lampman (A Man for the Ages)
Bennett, Eugene (Noted Artist)
Blackstone Audio
Britt Festival
Camelot Theatre
Chautauqua in Ashland
Collier, James (Patron of the Performing Arts)
Colvig, Pinto (Bozo the Clown)
Craterian
Films Made in Southern Oregon
Gable, Clark (Connection to the Rogue)
Grey, Zane
Holly Theatre
Hollywood Comes to the Valley
Ing, Dean
Marshall, Edison
Maddox Brothers and Rose
Novak, Kim
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (And Angus Bowmer)
Robinson, Dorland (The Gifted Young Artist)
Schweiger, John (Coming Attractions Theatres)
Sellers, Con
Webber, Bert (Consummate Researcher & Publisher)
Writers in Southern Oregon


The Outdoors and Landmarks

Crater Lake
Denman Wildlife Area
Mt. Ashland Ski Area
Mt. McLoughlin
Mt. Shasta
Oregon Caves
Payne Cliffs
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Siskiyou Summit (And Pass)
Table Rocks


Tourist Attractions

Ashland-Area Mineral Springs
Callahan's Siskiyou Lodge
Eden Valley Orchards
Hanleys and Hanley Farm
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
Jackson County Fair
Lithia Park
Lithia Water (Bottles and Fountains)
Oregon Vortex
Palmerton Park
Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure
ScienceWorks
Wolf Creek Inn
Wood House (The Old)


Towns and Valleys

Ashland
Bear Creek Valley
Butte Falls
Camp White
Central Point
Chavner, Thomas (The Founder of an Entire Town)
Eagle Point
Galls and Foots Creek (Gold Hill to Rogue River)
Grants Pass
Jacksonville
Kerby (Town of)
Medford
Phoenix
Sams Valley
Shady Cove
Talent
Applegate
Rogue River (City)
Ghost Towns (And Stories of the Golden Illinois Valley)
Grants Pass Cavemen
Orchard Boom and Bust
Yreka

 


 

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This is also in acknowledgement with thanks to the following individuals who edited articles in this work: Dawna Curler, Vicki Bryden, Larry Mullaly, Alice Mullaly, and Bill Miller; additionally, thanks are to Ryan Mallory for the cover picture and Skip Geere of the Old Wood House for the images also used.

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