Also in Ashland Library on March 13
There is a lot of discussion on possible disasters coming to the valley. Popular retired newscaster Ron Brown will give a historical perspective on this topic in the latest Windows in Time presentation, “Fire and Flood: Disasters in the Rogue Valley” on Wednesday, March 6 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, March 13 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at both locations.
There is hardly a community in southern Oregon that has not experienced at least one devastating fire or flood in the past 150 years. Tapping into the archives of his popular Oregon Trails and Oregon Century series, Ron is back with stories of some of the biggest fires and floods that have swept across southern Oregon, and how local residents coped with those disasters.
Ron Brown is a lifelong Oregon resident, born in Klamath Falls and raised in Gold Hill. He retired in 2015 after more than 29 years as morning anchor and reporter for KDRV-TV, Channel 12, where he produced hundreds of local history vignettes under the banner of “Oregon Century” and “Oregon Trails”, in addition to covering the news throughout the region and several overseas assignments. Brown is on the board of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, The Grants Pass Sister City Committee, and volunteers with the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society to help locate and map historical pioneer graves in Jackson County. He and his wife, Judee, are also travel hosts representing KDRV TV in tours around the country with trips this year planned for the Canadian Rockies and New England coast, as well as Scotland and Ireland.