As It Was Stories

As It Was stories are created by volunteers who are interested in sharing the history of the mythical State of Jefferson. Each day Jefferson Public Radio presents a new As It Was vignette. On this website you can read all of the stories, or search for your favorites. Click on the Jefferson Public Radio links provided if you wish to listen to a podcast or read the full text of stories published before September 2013.

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Episode 3131, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, by Alice Mullaly

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Episode 3129, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, by Kernan Turner

Episode 3128, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, by Lynda Demsher

Episode 3127, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, by Luana Loffer Corbin

Episode 3126, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, by Alice Mullaly

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Episode 3123, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, by Sharon Bywater

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Episode 3120, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, by Alice Mullaly

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Episode As It Was Stories by Carol Barrett
144 Gold in a Lead Pipe , 1925, hidden and lost In the Lost Gold section of the As
143 Election Day , 1914 Perks of election workers, In the Government section of the As
142 Galice Gold , 1912, Victor Mining In the Gold Rush section of the As
141 Beach Travel , 1907 stage accident, In the From Trails to Roads section
140 First Cross Country Auto Trip , 1903, Col H. Nelson In the From Trails to Roads section
139 Andrew Carnegie Libraries , 1900's, In the Government section of the As
138 Red Blanket Mine , 1897 Ed Schieffelin, Charlie Warren In the Lost Gold section of the As
137 Umpqua Indian Mine , 1896, Meshe In the Lost Gold section of the As
136 Shasta Register , 1892, physical characteristics of male voters In the Government section of the As
135 China Ditch , 1891, mining ditch In the Gold Rush section of the As
134 Gold Hill , 1884, Rhoten Brothers In the Gold Rush section of the As
133 Modoc County , 1874, Surprise Valley In the Government section of the As
132 Klamath County , 1874, Peter Skene Ogden In the Government section of the As
131 Military Road , 1873, stage info In the From Trails to Roads section
130 Fred Beaudry , 1870's, La Grande Mine In the Gold Rush section of the As

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Apparently Emmerson “Doc” Kennedy was a creative man, not overly constrained by convention, propriety or laws.

He came to Oregon reportedly as a physician who had lost licenses in Oklahoma and California.  In 1945, in spite of lumber and labor shortages, he purchased a Cow Creek sawmill and built a dance hall south of Roseburg.  He partly constructed the dance hall with vertically-sawn, 8-foot peeler cores.  According to R. J. Duffy, who had been a bartender for Kennedy in 1947, Kennedy’s Dutch Mill was built with “no skilled labor, just a quart of hooch and some boys.” Together they constructed a huge dance hall with two restaurants.  A locomotive-sized diesel boiler consumed 100 gallons an hour heating the uninsulated building.

During Kennedy’s time, the establishment had an illegal gambling den and bedrooms rented by the hour. An employee later recounted how one night Kennedy broke up a gambling party with 40 friends just a half hour before the police arrived.  He had apparently been tipped off by a phone call.

In 1952, Kennedy sold out to Herb Linder, who named the place Lindy’s and changed the nature of the business, focusing on country music instead.

Source: Wyatt, Steve, “Lindy’s: the House that Hooch Built”, Table Rock Sentinel, March/April 1993, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 10-13.