Sinopse

Colorful vignettes dedicated to the regional history of Southern Oregon and Northern California. As It Was is an all volunteer effort -- produced by Raymond Scully and narrated by Shirley Patton in partnership with writers from the Southern Oregon Historical Society . I f you have a writing background and would like to submit an As It Was essay for consideration, email your written piece to [email protected] A collection of As It Was essays is available in a high-quality paperback book at the JPR Online Store . Each episode is also available below.

Episódios

  • As It Was: Blackstone Audio Grows from Living Room to Large Ashland Complex

    As It Was: Blackstone Audio Grows from Living Room to Large Ashland Complex

    16/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    Blackstone founder Craig Black and his wife, Michelle, started their audio book business in their living room in Medford, Ore., in 1987. They later moved to Ashland and enlisted Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors to narrate books on tape.

  • As It Was: Baby Survives Fall from Father’s Ashland Flour Mill

    As It Was: Baby Survives Fall from Father’s Ashland Flour Mill

    15/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    Pioneer Abel Helman built Ashland, Oregon’s Flouring Mill in 1854, the same year his wife, Martha, gave birth to their son, John. One day after lunch, Helman took the 15-month-old boy to work with him. The mother planned to meet them later at the flour mill.

  • As It Was: Ashland Golfer Surprises Fans at Northern Trust Open

    As It Was: Ashland Golfer Surprises Fans at Northern Trust Open

    14/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    An Ashland High School graduate who was the 1996 Oregon High School golf champion, Jason Allred, went on to play on the Professional Golfers’ Association Tour. Before that, he competed in collegiate golf at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., where he graduated in 2002.

  • As It Was: Fire Destroys Grange Co-op in Central Point, Ore.

    As It Was: Fire Destroys Grange Co-op in Central Point, Ore.

    13/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    Since 1947, the Grange Co-op grain elevator had been a beacon for miles around Central Point, Ore, but on the night of Oct. 12, 1961, it became a terrifying pillar of flame.

  • As It Was: Popular Priest Shares Whiskey with Waldo, Ore., Miners

    As It Was: Popular Priest Shares Whiskey with Waldo, Ore., Miners

    10/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    French-Canadian Priest X.F. Blanchard may have been about the only man of God that the hard-drinking miners of Waldo were happy to see.

  • As It Was: Electrified Railways Link Medford and Jacksonville

    As It Was: Electrified Railways Link Medford and Jacksonville

    09/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    There was a time when electrified railways ran through downtown Medford and connected Medford with Jacksonville. Those tracks are long gone today.

  • As It Was: Medford Prepares for 61st Annual Pear Blossom Festival

    As It Was: Medford Prepares for 61st Annual Pear Blossom Festival

    08/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    For 60 years thousands of Southern Oregonians have celebrated the arrival of spring at the annual Pear Blossom Festival in Medford, Ore.

  • As It Was: Tiller Gardens Showcase Camellias in April

    As It Was: Tiller Gardens Showcase Camellias in April

    07/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    On five acres along Elk Creek near Tiller, Ore., a sharp eye can spot more than 50 varieties of camellias, a plant native to Japan, Korea, and China that became popular in the U.S. South in the late 1700s. French botanist Andre Michaux presented the first imported camellia to South Carolina Gov. Henry Middleton in 1786. That parent plant is still used to propagate others. As the new plant made its way across the United States, Alabama chose the camellia as its state flower.

  • As It Was: Regional Botanical Diversity Includes Canyon Live Oak

    As It Was: Regional Botanical Diversity Includes Canyon Live Oak

    06/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    Southern Oregon and Northern California’s botanical diversity includes the Canyon Live Oak, one of the earliest known oak species to evolve in North America. Fossil records suggest the resilient and adaptable tree migrated to the region from Mexico.

  • As It Was: John Daggett Develops Black Bear Gold Mine

    As It Was: John Daggett Develops Black Bear Gold Mine

    03/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    Discovered in 1860, the Black Bear Mine was one of the most important quartz gold mines in Siskiyou County, Calif. It was located along the Salmon River in the Liberty Mining District, nine miles south of Sawyer’s Bar.

  • As It Was: Ashland Author Writes and Illustrates Children’s Books

    As It Was: Ashland Author Writes and Illustrates Children’s Books

    02/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    The author P.K. Hallinan stayed awake one night questioning what he wanted to do with his life. Hallinan, who lives near the Siskiyou Pass in the mountains outside of Ashland, Ore., decided to be a novelist. He said he wrote two terrible novels that he threw away.

  • As It Was: Newspaper Publisher Suggests Dog Shelter Savings

    As It Was: Newspaper Publisher Suggests Dog Shelter Savings

    01/04/2020 Duração: 01min

    The animal shelter in Jackson County, Ore., was handling up to 250 dogs a month in 1961 and running out of space. The proposed budget contained $7,000 for building a new cement-block, heated structure to house dogs that were being kept only five days. Maxwell Thayer, owner and editor of the Rogue River Times had a better idea.

  • As It Was: Black Woman Prospers Despite Closed Doors

    As It Was: Black Woman Prospers Despite Closed Doors

    31/03/2020 Duração: 01min

    Born between 1814 and 1818 as a slave in Kentucky, Letitia Carson died in 1888 on her own Southern Oregon ranch with a two-story house, smokehouse, cattle, pigs, and an orchard of more than 100 trees.

  • As It Was: Gossip Spreads Over Two Josephine County Shootings in 1910

    As It Was: Gossip Spreads Over Two Josephine County Shootings in 1910

    30/03/2020 Duração: 01min

    The Rogue River Courier reported on two separate shootings in January of 1910 that created widespread interest in Grants Pass, Ore.

  • As It Was: Legislator Figures Every Josephine Needs a Napoleon

    As It Was: Legislator Figures Every Josephine Needs a Napoleon

    27/03/2020 Duração: 01min

    Twenty-seven miles west of Grants Pass is a small town once named Napoleon. The town started out as Kerbyville, but is known today as simply Kerby.

  • As It Was: Packer’s Mule Survives Harrowing Slide Down Slope

    As It Was: Packer’s Mule Survives Harrowing Slide Down Slope

    26/03/2020 Duração: 01min

    In 1851, Ernest Kidder, a partner, and five mules were packing supplies to their mining partners on the Salmon River from Trinidad, Calif. The trail was narrow and high above the river.

  • As It Was: Hunting Lodge Owner Builds Crescent City Hospital

    As It Was: Hunting Lodge Owner Builds Crescent City Hospital

    25/03/2020 Duração: 01min

    In 1929, George O. Knapp, a wealthy entrepreneur, announced plans to build a hospital at Crescent City, Calif. He already had been instrumental in transforming the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Cottage Hospital into a premier facility.

  • As It Was: Park Statue in Medford, Ore., Features Man with Dogs

    As It Was: Park Statue in Medford, Ore., Features Man with Dogs

    24/03/2020 Duração: 01min

    A major business property owner, Charles W. Palm, was a familiar figure in Medford, Ore., often seen downtown with his wife, Callie, and their two cocker spaniel dogs.

  • As It Was: Rogue Valley Women Seek Equal Rights 40 Years Ago

    As It Was: Rogue Valley Women Seek Equal Rights 40 Years Ago

    23/03/2020 Duração: 01min

    An amendment to the Constitution saying equal rights under the law cannot be denied or abridged on the basis of sex was originally proposed in 1923 and passed by Congress on March 22, 1972.

  • As It Was: National Register Lists Crater Lake Road System

    As It Was: National Register Lists Crater Lake Road System

    20/03/2020 Duração: 01min

    The National Register of Historic Places has listed a road system in Crater Lake National Park as worthy of preservation. The Army Corps of Engineers built the historic road segments during the summers of 1913 through 1918.

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