Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Medford - Week #3.2

Oregon Trivia

A reasearcher at Oregon State University developed the maraschino cherry.

Oregon and New Jersey are the only states without self-serve gas stations.

Beacon Rock, visible from Bonneville Dam 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon on the Columbia River, is second in size only to the Rock of Gibralter.

Tuesday - February 17

This is the nice spanking new Medford Branch of the Jackson County Public Library.

It seems a crime it's only open four days a week and is only open one evening a week-- Monday until 7pm.

Wednesday - February 18

(click on any picture for a larger view)

Today I was back to Jacksonville yet another time to hike Rich Gulch, the gold mining area just outside of town.

I missed this interpretive panel last time; it gives a general picture about the discovery of gold in Rich Gulch and the history of Jacksonville-- originally named Table Rock City.

...and another panel I missed last time. It tells more about placer gold mining in Rich Gulch.

From Panorama Point above Rich Gulch-- you can see Roxy Ann Peak, on the east side of Medford, and Mt McLoughlin in the distance.

Jacksonville's IOOF hall was built in 1860. The red iron shutters over the windows and doors could be locked from the inside to protect settlers on the inside during Indian attacks.

Table Rock Billiard Saloon.

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