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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 8, 1920

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

Oct. 8, 1920


Tramping 23 miles in a snow and rain swept wilderness, and sleeping in the open with little protection from a pouring rain, was the unusual fate of a party of Medford campers, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bowne, Mrs. John Banks and E. G. Burgess, who left Sunday for a motor trip to Diamond Lake. The party returned today in a car dispatched last night to their relief, none the worse for their experience, but overjoyed at being amid the comforts of civilization again.

The campers were on their return trip when the back axle of the car broke, about two miles from Diamond Lake. Taking what provisions they could carry they started for Crater Lake, but were overtaken by a hard storm and forced to spend the night in the open. The next day their provisions ran short, and had they not found a cabin with a telephone, the results might have been serious. From this cabin they telephoned to Prospect, and Jim Grieve dispatched his car which brought the hikers to the Prospect hotel last night.


M. L. Ryckman of Eugene, new superintendent of trout hatcheries, has been in the county for two or three days getting acquainted with conditions and visiting the Butte Falls hatchery. He is especially enthusiastic over the wonderful development of the hatchery under direction of Supt. L. W. Berrian. It has been decided to hold over about 250,000 of the fish hatched and fed at Butte Falls until spring, when they will be fingerlings.

Mr. Ryckman and Mr. Berrian also visited Antelope creek and decided to build fish racks to secure spawners and take steelhead eggs instead of securing all eggs from the government.


Senator Chas. L. McNary who spent some time this forenoon in looking over the Talent irrigation project and then went to Ashland where he was the guest of honor at the Commercial club luncheon this noon, returned to Medford this afternoon and planned to leave for his home at Salem on this evening’s train.


Tomorrow will be tag day in Jackson county cities and towns to help raise funds to sustain the county nurse office, and the Boy Scouts and high school girls will be busy on the streets tagging people for this purpose.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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