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Mail Tribune 100, June 10, 1921

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

June 10, 1921

GREATER ACTIVITY FOR COUNTY FAIR OR PROJECT FAILS

Unless there are a greater number of voters who sign the petition for a special election and unless the committees appointed to secure signatures show a greater activity before next Monday evening, the chances for a fair this fall or for the improvement of the fair grounds will be very slim.

Unlike the call for most special elections where a certain percentage of voters at the last general election can petition for a special fair improvement election, the county attorney rendered an opinion for the Farm Bureau that it was necessary to secure the names of 15 percent of the total registered voters. There are 10,531 registered voters in Jackson County and the names of 1,580 are necessary to call this election for county fair improvement. At the present time 913 voters have signed the petition but there remains 667 to be secured before the county authorities may order the election.

Unless the voters of Jackson County volunteer their signatures to the petitions there will be no fair this fall, as the fair grounds cannot be made ready for same. A petition is on file at the Chamber of Commerce rooms.

ASHLAND URGES A FITTING MARKER FOR STATE LINE

Ashland, June 10.— If New York has its renowned statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World,” the Ashland gateway to and from Oregon and California over the Pacific Highway will have a state boundary marker, monumental as to artistic design and imposing regarding physical proportions. Frank Jordan, local contractor, who has done a lot of work along the highway in the line of concrete bridges, has agitated the matter of having an appropriate marker at the boundary line, and this persistent agitation on his art is leading to something more tangible than mere blue print plans and specifications, which have already been submitted to Architect Hoyt of this city. The sketch outlines a monument nearly 50 feet high, with pillars each side of the highway. Its base will be of native granite, on which will rest a redwood block over 10 feet in circumference and five feet high, surmounted by a fir log perpendicular capped with a round ball chiseled from Oregon pine. The “ingredients” entering into its composition are all to the manor born, representing to an eminent degree natural products of Oregon, and legends on “Memorial tablets” will set forth data as to constructive materials employed.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com