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Mail Tribune 100, March 15, 1921

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

March 15, 1921


The regular monthly meeting of the Scenic Preservation Association of Jackson County will be held at Ashland next Friday afternoon. This will be held at two o’clock in the afternoon in Pioneer Hall. Rev. C. A. Edwards will address the members and such citizens of the county who are interested in the object of the association.

Mayor Gates will head the delegation from Medford. As the board of directors of the association did not perfect their organization at the time they were elected, they will meet at the Austin Hotel at Ashland on Friday noon. They will transact their business during the luncheon to be served. Several matters of importance will be placed before them and permanent officers for the year will be selected. At present Benj. F. Lindas is acting president and H. O. Frobach acting secretary and treasurer. Citizens of the county are cordially invited to meet with the directors at the luncheon.


After several weeks work, the Trigonia Oil company has its casing set to a depth of 825 feet. The drilling crew preceding the present operation, made a crooked hole. This condition was very serious, in fact a great menace to the well, as many holes have been abandoned for similar causes.

Great credit is due Judge Kelly and his crew for overcoming this condition. The showing at the well has been most encouraging. Oil and asphalt (oil tar) have been shown in considerable quantities. Judge Kelly now says “that within a short time he will have two crews working and drilling will be carried on day and night.” This means that probably within the next thirty days the Trigonia well will be at a greater depth than any well ever drilled in Southern Oregon.


Herbert Leon Cope of Michigan, who comes to Medford to lecture at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday evening will be the speaker at the chamber of commerce forum tomorrow noon. This well known humorist has been on the lecture platform for many years and is considered one of the best in his profession. His address will embrace the most sound thought of every day life interspersed with a humor that brings cheer even to the most sober hard-thinking business man.

The forum luncheon tomorrow which will be held at the Holland Hotel, will be a relaxation during the business hours and attendance will be measured by the capacity of the dining room.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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