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Grants Pass. Where Past Meets Present, Page 404

Grants Pass is the third county seat of Josephine County.

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Shady Cove. Where Past Meets Present, Page 401

Shady Cove was named after a popular spot where people used to wait for the ferry crossing.

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

Susie Jessel is famous for her spiritual healing practice.

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Sid DeBoer and Lithia Motors. Where Past Meets Present, Page 85

History of the development of Lithia Motors from one store to a chain.

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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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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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Stage coaches and their drivers. Where Past Meets Present, Page 48

Story of Stagecoach "whip" Norton Eddings and stage travel through southern Oregon.

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The D'Autremont brothers and the old west's last train robbery . Where Past Meets Present, Page 51

Hugh, Roy and Ray D'Autremont were the last train robbers. Forensic scientist Edward O. "The Wizard" Heinrich profiled the case and made predictions that lead to their capture and...

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

History of the Rhoten brothers. And especially Enos.

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The story and history of the railroads. Where Past Meets Present, Page 63

Railroad development and legacy through Oregon

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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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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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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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Rogue Creamery. Where Past Meets Present, Page 79

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

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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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Gold Hill. Where Past Meets Present, Page 396

Originally laid out by Thomas Chavner a local entrupreneur the town of Gold Hill is esentially unchanged today.

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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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Medford. Where Past Meets Present, Page 387

Property to start Medford was deeded to the railroad.

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The Golden Ghost town of the Valley. Where Past Meets Present, Page 338

The Ghost town of Golden lies east of Wolf Creek in Josephine county.

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

Ashland is known for mineral springs.

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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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Jim Belushi Comes to Town. Where Past Meets Present, Page 321

Jim Belushi Actor, musician and local supporter of historic preservation projects.

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Kim Novak. Where Past Meets Present, Page 318

Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak is a well known Hollywood actress and Rogue Valley resident.

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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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P. K. Hallinan. Where Past Meets Present, Page 312

P. K. Hallinan is a well known author of childrens books and pastor of a local church.

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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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Bert Webber the Consumate Researcher and Publisher. Where Past Meets Present, Page 307

Bert Webber local photographer, librarian and publisher.

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The Ashland Independent Film Festival. Where Past Meets Present, Page 304

AIFF has grown from an idea into a well established film festival.

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Hollywood Lives in Southern Oregon. Where Past Meets Present, Page 301

Southern Oregon is home to people from all walks of life. Including everything from movie stars to rock stars.

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The Old Wood House. Where Past Meets Present, Page 341

The "Old Wood House" is the most photographed building in southern Oregon.

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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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Central Point. Where Past Meets Present, Page 385

Central Point was started by the crossing of two pioneer wagon trails.

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Phoenix. Where Past Meets Present, Page 382

Originally Named "Gasburg" after a colorful local citizen. Sylvister M. Waite brought about the change to "Pheonix"

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Talent. Where Past Meets Present, Page 379

Talen Oregon was first a farm started by Jacob Wagner in 1852. By 1875 Aaron P. Talent had purchased part of the land and subdivided for homes in antisipation of the rail road.

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Ashland. Where Past Meets Present, Page 375

Ashland Oregon. A beautiful small city in southern Oregon.

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Angus Bowmer and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Where Past Meets Present, Page 368

started in 1934 with an idea from Angus Bowmer the "Oregon Shakespeare Festival" has grown to a world reknown festival.

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Del Rio Vineyards. Where Past Meets Present, Page 365

Once the community of Rock Point, Del Rio Vineyards now encompasses the last of the buildings.

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Eden Valley Orchards. Where Past Meets Present, Page 362

Located in southwest Medford, Eden Valley Orchards has a long and storied past.

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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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The Creation of ScienceWorks. Where Past Meets Present, Page 356

Opened in 2002 ScienceWorks is considered one of the country's best small science museums.

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The Oregon Vortex. Where Past Meets Present, Page 353

The Vortex is considered by experts to be one of the best "mystery spots" around the country.

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The Lady of the Woods. Where Past Meets Present, Page 351

Dr Earl Russell Bush is credited with carving the "Lady of the Woods" at Crater Lake.

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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 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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Films made in Southern Oregon. Where Past Meets Present, Page 298

Many feature films, indepentent and made-for-television movies have been shot in southern Oregon.

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