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Stories of Southern Oregon Heritage Trees with Nancy Appling

Jackson County Library Services

From Eve's apple tree to Tolkien’s grumpy Ents, trees have always captured our imaginations. Join Nancy Appling to learn about Southern Oregon’s trees, like the Hanley Willow, the Britt Sequoia, the McCall Magnolia, and the Beall Black Walnut. For seven years, Nancy Appling lectured for the Oregon Council for the Humanities and talked about trees…

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Rogue River Preserve: Deep Roots in Jackson County with Pat Acklin

Jackson County Library Services

Pat Acklin, Professor Emerita of Geography and Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University, will explain how the Rogue River Preserve is recognized by naturalists and conservationists in Southern Oregon as one of the most important natural areas in the upper Rogue Valley. This 2.4 miles of unbroken and largely intact forest along the Rogue River…

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The Many Cs of the YMCA: Civics, Christianity, Physical Culture and Community with Maureen Flanagan Battistella

Jackson County Library Services

The Young Men’s Christian Association helped define American civic and moral values at the turn of the last century, but today, many chapters are more concerned with healthy living and a broader sense of community. In this Windows in Time presentation, historian and researcher Maureen Flanagan Battistella describes how the Young Men’s Christian Association influenced…

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The Ashland Golden Spike: The Railroad Comes to Oregon with Larry Mullaly

Jackson County Library Services

The Ashland Golden Spike: The Railroad Comes to Oregon will be the talk given by Larry Mullaly on October 5 for the Windows in Time series. In this illustrated presentation Larry will narrate the events that are an essential part of the creation of the railroad connecting Oregon with California. This talk includes the story…

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Remarkable Women in Southern Oregon History with Anna Sloan

Jackson County Library Services

Women have long been making history in Southern Oregon. In this talk, Dr. Anna Sloan will highlight the stories of just a few of the extraordinary women who made their mark on our region over the past 150 years, including Fredericka Wetterer, Sybil Harber, Ann Haseltine Hill, Grace Fountain, Wong Soo Lue, and the women…

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Stories of the 1980s with Kevin Keating

Jackson County Library Services

The 1970s and 1980s were a tumultuous period in America and a transitional period for Southern Oregon. Kevin Keating will show, through pictures and stories, the culture of the area and how it navigated this period during this Windows in Time presentation on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 12 Noon–1:00 p.m. at the Medford Library, 205…

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