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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 24, 1920

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Nov. 24, 1920


After having made a complete investigation, the Chamber of Commerce committee on street signs has made a report to the board of directors recommending a sign that in their judgment would be the best for use on the streets of Medford.

This investigation extended over a period of several months and eight manufacturers submitted sample signs and their cost. The sign selected is one that can be easily seen at a distance. It has a black base with raised aluminum letters and the sign is 22 bullet proof. The cost of each sign is dependent upon the number of letters thereon and a minimum length of twelve inches is to be maintained.

The committee that made this investigation consisted of J. C. Brown, chairman, J. A. Westerlund and O. L. Harmon and their report, after having been carefully gone into by the board of directors was unanimously adopted and they have now recommended the adoption of this sign by the city authorities

The common council included a five hundred dollar item in their budget for next year which amount is more than sufficient to cover the cost of the street signs considered necessary by the committee and the city engineer, Chas. Davis, whose services and advice the committee had the benefit of.

The adoption of street signs for Medford as recommended will be a greatly needed improvement and will reflect credit upon the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce.


After considerable difficulty in getting photographic views of the latest industrial improvements in Medford, the committee in charge of getting the data together for the Medford booklet succeeded in completing their work and the same has now been given the Medford Printing company to be printed.

The booklet ordered is to be four by nine inches in size, printed on a high gloss paper and the cover pages will be four color views of Crater Lake and a scenic view of the valley. The twenty pages will contain a pictorial review of the resources and a chart showing the relationship of the annual rainfall of Medford with other communities to prove that at least in this section the accredited continued rainfall reputation of Oregon is not applicable.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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