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Mail Tribune 100, July 10, 1920

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

July 10, 1920

TRIGONIA WELL IS NOW DOWN 505 FT.

Yesterday the 9th of July, Trigonia oil well No. 1 passed the 500 foot point in depth, the total being 505 last night.

The entire strata so far penetrated is a lime shale, showing much shale oil in sludgeway from boiler.

According to tests there is a gradual change with depth from asphalt to parrafine oil base. The drill is now making from 15 to 25 feet per day.

MEDFORD SONG PRIZE CONTEST IS EXTENDED

The contest for the most suitable Medford song for which there is a prize of ten dollars offered by the song committee of the Chamber of Commerce was to close today, but anyone wishing to submit one may do so providing that the same reaches the Chamber of Commerce headquarters on next Monday morning’s mail.

There have been a good many songs submitted, some of which no doubt will be uses and yet may not be considered the official Medford song. The committee desires catchy words set to a popular tune which may be sung by residents of Medford wherever they may be assembled.

STEPHEN MATHER E. O. M’CORMICK VISIT IN VALLEY

Stephen A. Mather, who is at the head of the National Park Service returned from Crater Lake last evening and was a guest of E. O. McCormick, vice-president of the Southern Pacific Co., in his private car which was parked at Ashland.

C. W. McDonald, H. O. Frobach and Alex Sparrow, superintendent of Crater Lake National Park, held a conference with Messrs Mather and McCormick, both of whom expressed themselves as being very pleased at what Jackson county intends to do in hard surfacing the Crater Lake road and in their belief this would add much to the comfort of a trip to the lake and be a great inducement to increase the number of tourists who will make the trip.

The appropriations committee of the house of representatives visited the lake yesterday with a view of inspecting the needs of the park.

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