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Mail Tribune 100, March 18, 1920

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

March 18, 1920

HEAVY STEELHEAD RUN IN ROGUE

One of the greatest runs of steelhead ever known is now on in the Rogue river and its tributaries, and has been in progress for the last three weeks, according to Game Warden Dailey, but this information does not do the fishermen any good now other than to whet their appetites for the near approach of the opening of the fishing season, as the season does not legally open until April 1st, and Wardens Dailey and Walker are keeping a sharp lookout for illegal fishermen.

The run of salmon will not start until about April 1st, altho reports, which Mr. Dailey is inclined to disbelieve, have reached the city that several salmon have been seen in the lower river in the vicinity of Grants Pass. The river is higher now following the recent rains and snows.

CRATER LAKE RD. TO BE SPRINKLED BY COUNTY COURT

The outlook for any permanent improvement of the Crater Lake road between here and Prospect in time for this season’s tourist travel is very slim, although temporary improvement of the road will be made.

Herbert Nunn, the state highway commissioner, has accepted the proposition of the Jackson county court that the commission furnish the county with a motor truck and tank on condition that the county keep the road sprinkled six miles from Prospect toward Medford.

County Judge Gardner has received the following letter from the state highway commission:

“We are in receipt of the following letter from Mr. Benson, which would be of interest to you;

‘In regard to Jackson county proposition for improvement of the Crater Lake road, nothing can be done until after May election when we will know whether there will be any money available or not. It will then be too late to make any permanent improvement that will benefit travel this season. It occurs to me we may make some temporary improvement that would help out for this summer and I will be up early to go over the ground with that idea in view.’”

LOCAL BRIEFS

Raymond Walsh, Salem civil engineer, has been employed by the state highway commission to install the signs along the entire state highway system, according to Herbert Nunn, state highway commissioner. The work will be started just as soon as a design can be decided upon for the signs and the signs prepared. The signs will bear the name of the highway, the distance to terminal points, and the distance to the nearest city or town. It will also indicate lateral roads. Surveys are now being made preliminary to the preparation of these signs. — Salem Capital Journal.

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