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Mail Tribune 100, June 26, 1919

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

June 26, 1919


Mrs. Edna Hunt formerly of Ashland and Robert Prosser of Comstock, Texas, were married in San Francisco June 18. The bride was the wife of Joe Hunt, manager of the ice plant at Medford and Ashland, who died suddenly at the wheel of his auto over a year ago. The groom is a wealthy sheep man of the Lone Star state. After an auto tour of California the couple will go to Honolulu for a trip and then return to California to live.

The wedding is said to be the culmination of a romance of the Siskiyous. The bride, who is fond of hunting, had killed a big black bear, and the groom, who loves outdoor sport, met in the mountains, and the groom admired the pluck of the woman hunter, as well as the hunter herself, and the meeting resulted in the happy occasion. The bride’s presents from the groom were a $50,000 check and a $5,000 diamond ring.

Grace Hunt, daughter of the bride, arrived in Ashland Wednesday, to spend the summer with her grandmother, Mrs. Joe Griffin.


For the first time in several days the fire department, which has been kept pretty busy responding to grass fires, did not receive a single call yesterday. Another man was added to the department today and one more will be added Friday, temporarily, and from now on the department will work daily at burning the dry grass on the plots and lots thruout the city until the job is completed. Two men will be kept at this work, which was begun this morning by Chief Lawton and an assistant.


There is both pleasure and profit in mowing a lawn, beside the satisfaction of having the yard look well. Elmer D. Elwood, the optician, while mowing the lawn at his home last evening found a $5 gold piece.


Wednesday was not the hottest day of the season but it came close to the record with a maximum temperature of 91.5. On June 4th the temperature was 92 degrees and it reached 90 degrees on June 1 and 5. Fair weather is predicted for Friday. This morning’s minimum temperature of 52 promised another hot afternoon.


Everybody’s doing it. What? Paying up their interest on assessments. Why? Because property values are coming back.

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