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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 2, 1920

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

Oct. 2, 1920


The people of Jackson county will have to opportunity of voting at the November election of the question of removing the court house from Jacksonville to Medford, as the county court yesterday afternoon decided to put the measure on the ballot.

This action was taken when the petition signed by 3,725 qualified voters from all parts of the county asking that the question be passed on at the coming election was formally presented by Paul Janney, chairman of the Medford Chamber of Commerce committee in charge of obtaining the signatures. He was accompanied before the court by O. C. Boggs and Edward Janney.

Colonel H. H. Sargent, representing the opponents of the proposed court house change, addressed the court in opposition, after which without further discussion the court issued the order to County Clerk Florey to have the question placed on the ballot.


A delegation of Medford business men and other members of the Chamber of Commerce left the city by auto early this afternoon to meet the members of the national park-to-park highway party and escort them to Medford. The plan was to arrive here about 5 p.m. today, and for the party of visitors to go at once to the Hotel Medford where they will make their headquarters while in the city.

The national park party which were entertained at Roseburg last night were the guests of Grants Pass today and were honor guests at a big luncheon served in that city this noon.

Nothing formal is planned in the way of entertainment for the visitors here tonight or Sunday, beyond citizens calling on them at the hotel. Monday morning the party escorted by a Medford delegation will leave here for a visit at Crater Lake, from which they will return later Tuesday afternoon, and that night at 8 o’clock the big banquet will be held in their honor at the Hotel Medford.


Stormy weather is again on at Crater Lake and when the last stage of the season left there Friday morning a blizzard was raging and there was already 8 inches of snow. Seven passengers were brought back including three tourists who because of the inclement weather never got to see the lake during their day’s visit.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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