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Robby Collins: Saving Jacksonville and the World. Where Past Meets Present, Page 208

Started his career as a historic preservationist in Jacksonville and then spread to the world.

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Hellgate Jetboat Excursions. Where Past Meets Present, Page 359

Started in 1961 by Grant Garcia the business has become the largest Jetboat Excursion in southern Oregon.

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The Heyday of Medford Football. Where Past Meets Present, Page 258

A comprehensive history of high school football in southern Oregon.

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Lisa Rinna: The Medford Actress who made it. Where Past Meets Present, Page 309

Lisa Rinna from high school actress to Hollywood celebrity.

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The 1962 Columbus Day Storm. Where Past Meets Present, Page 187

On October 12, 1962 the west coast of the United States was struck by one of the worst storms in recorded history.

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Lithia Water: In Bottles and Fountains. Where Past Meets Present, Page 330

Ashland is known for mineral springs.

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Chandler Egan: Medford's Famous Golfer and Course Designer. Where Past Meets Present, Page 233

Chandler Egan amateur golfer extrodinary, course designer and orchardist

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James Collier: The Patron of the Performing Arts. Where Past Meets Present, Page 293

James Morrison Collier is a noted supporter of the arts.

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The Jewel of Lithia Park. Where Past Meets Present, Page 327

Lithia Park is without a doubt the premier city park in Southern Oregon.

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The Rogue River. Where Past Meets Present, Page 215

The Rogue River traverses 215 miles From the head waters of Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean.

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The Wolf Creek Inn. Where Past Meets Present, Page 349

Merchant Henry Smith contracted to have the Inn built in 1883 as a prime stop on the stagecoach trail.

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The Cyclical Life of SOU. Where Past Meets Present, Page 24

History of Southern Oregon University. Reverend Joseph Skidmore, Dr Elmo Stevenson both referenced.

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Rogue Valley International Medford Airport. Where Past Meets Present, Page 17

Progression frpmNewell Barber Field started in 1922 to the present airport.

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Palmerton Park. Where Past Meets Present, Page 333

Palmerton Park was a plant and tree nursery before becoming an arboretum in the city of Rogue River.

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KMED and Bill and Blanche Virgin: southern Oregons radio pioneers. Where Past Meets Present, Page 75

Radio stations KFAY and KMED. Developed by William "Bill" Jackson Virgin and his wife Blanche Virgin and Robert Ruhl.

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The Golden Bank and house of C. C. Beekman. Where Past Meets Present, Page 58

History of C. C. Beekman his businesses and home in Jacksonville.

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The Ghost towns and stories of the Illinois valley. Where Past Meets Present, Page 54

Ghost towns of the Illinois valley and Josephine county.

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Snider's Dairy: Medford's first commercial dairy. Where Past Meets Present, Page 88

History and development of Snider's Dairy by John and Maude Snider.

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Mattie"s Nugget and the currency of gold. Where Past Meets Present, Page 45

Mattie Collins found a seventeen pound gold nugget

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Applegate Valley. Where Past Meets Present, Page 409

The Applegate Valley spans both Jackson and Josephine counties. Named for the river which was originally named for one of the Applegate brothers.

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Willie Illingworth's Driftboats. Where Past Meets Present, Page 224

Illingworth was the original designer of the aluminum drift boat.

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The Chautauqua in Ashland. Where Past Meets Present, Page 265

The Chautauqua movement in Ashland

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The Ashland-area Mineral Springs. Where Past Meets Present, Page 335

From the late 1800s into the early 1900s mineral springs in and around the valley were very popular as a destination point.

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The Ballot Stealing Caper. Where Past Meets Present, Page 424

Political shenanigans in Jackson county rose to their peak during the depression years.

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The Hanleys and Hanley Farm. Where Past Meets Present, Page 344

Hanley farm is a historic "working farm" near Jacksonville.

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The 1964 Christmas Flood. Where Past Meets Present, Page 189

The Christmas Flood of 1964 was rated as the fifth most destructive in the 20th century.

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Dick Fosbury's Ground-Breaking Flop. Where Past Meets Present, Page 239

Dick Fosbury creator of the "Fosbury Flop"

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The Brittt Festival. Where Past Meets Present, Page 295

The Britt Festival: from a small idea to one of the premier summer music festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

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Rogue Valley Manor. Where Past Meets Present, Page 176

The "Manor" has grown from an idea into a non profit corporation with facilities all over the United States.

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The Grange Co-op. Where Past Meets Present, Page 92

From its humble beginnings with ninty nine members to a large and diversified corporation.

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Rogue Creamery. Where Past Meets Present, Page 79

History of the Rogue Creamery, Gaetano "Tom" Vella and Ignazio "Ig" Vella

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Susie Jessel: The Spiritual Healer. Where Past Meets Present, Page 435

Susie Jessel is famous for her spiritual healing practice.

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The Orchard Boom and Bust. Where Past Meets Present, Page 11

Development of the orchard industry in Medford and the Rogue valley

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Rogue Community College. Where Past Meets Present, Page 14

Rogue Community College spanning Josephine and Jackson counties

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Edison Marshall. Where Past Meets Present, Page 274

The life and times of Edison Marshall

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Kyle Singler: One of the Valley's Best Athletes. Where Past Meets Present, Page 255

Kyle Singler: from hi school stand out to National Basketball player.

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Dutch brothers coffee. Where Past Meets Present, Page 72

Dutch Bros coffee from a push cart to a large company. Dane Boersma, Travis Boersma

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The Applegate Interpretive Center. Where Past Meets Present, Page 347

Located in Sunny Valley the Applegate Trail Interpretive Center was built as a tribute to the brave souls that used the trail.

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The City of Rogue River. Where Past Meets Present, Page 399

The City of Rogue River has gone by several names over the years. "Tailholt" then Woodville.

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The Redwood Highway. Where Past Meets Present, Page 31

Development of a highway between Grantspass Oregon and Crescent City California

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Interstate 5 (I5). Where Past Meets Present, Page 7

History of the development of interstate 5 through Oregon

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The Neuman Hotel Group. Where Past Meets Present, Page 99

Hoteliers Doug and Becky Neuman.

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Rogue Credit Union. Where Past Meets Present, Page 82

History of the development of Rogue Credit Union.

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Eagle Point. Where Past Meets Present, Page 394

James J. Fryer considered to be the "Father of Eagle Point" aquired land on Little Butte Creek in 1852 and the settlement developed around him.

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Ted Adams: Comic Books (and more). Where Past Meets Present, Page 315

Ted Adams is a local Grants Pass boy who went on to be CEO of a large entertainment company.

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Medford's NIKE Connection: Bill Bowerman. Where Past Meets Present, Page 242

Legendary track coach and co founder of NIKE corporation

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The golden Rhotenfamily of giants. Where Past Meets Present, Page 61

History of the Rhoten brothers. And especially Enos.

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The Craterian. Where Past Meets Present, Page 287

Craterian theatre: Medford's first "Movie Palace"

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When electricity first came to the region. Where Past Meets Present, Page 40

Development of electricity across southern Oregon and northern California.

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Adroit Construction. Where Past Meets Present, Page 69

History of Adroit construction and the men who built it. Bob Mayers, Steve Lawrence, Steve Shapiro, Jason Stranberg and Tom Walker

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