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Mail Tribune 100, June 4, 1921

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

June 4, 1921


Word has just been received from the forest department by Scoutmaster Millard that a camp ground site at Union Creek had been granted for the Boy Scouts of southern Oregon. Mr. Millard, the local scoutmaster and Mr. Rankin, representing the forest department will make a trip to Union creek at once and select the site. The grounds will comprise quite a number of acres and will be beautified by the scouts this summer. The plan is to erect a log lodge with athletic field, swimming pool, rustic bridges, etc. It is hoped that in a few years this camp will be one of the main attractions for tourists on the road to Crater Lake. The work will be under direction of one of the forest rangers and Mr. Millard representing the Boy Scouts of the valley.

The first camping trip of the summer for Boy Scouts will start June 12th and last one week. The trip will be made by auto truck under the personal supervision of Rev. Millard, scoutmaster of the Medford troop. The week will be spent on their new camp grounds at Union creek. Much work will be done on the grounds this first trip and boys rendering the best service will receive a distinguished service medal. Besides interesting work of building rustic bridges, cook ovens, swimming pool, etc., there will be a number of side trips into the big woods and interesting points.

Every Boy Scout in the valley who wishes to make the trip should be present Tuesday evening, June 7th at the Washington school grounds where full details and expenses of the trip will be explained.

This camp ground is not for Medford Boy Scouts alone but ... southern Oregon and if there are Boy Scouts from the surrounding towns interested in these summer camping trips they should get in touch with D. E. Millard, 521 West Eleventh St., at once for full information.


Medford people will have the opportunity of riding over the valley in a Hispano-Sulsa airplane tomorrow, since Jack Sharpnack, a former army flyer of much experience will carry passengers at the Barber field. Sharpnack was a test pilot at Rockwell and Kelley fields during the war, has piloted a ship on one of the air mail lines in the northwest division, and holds the flying record between San Diego and San Francisco and Reno and Salt Lake City.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com