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Mail Tribune 100, June 16, 1921

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

June 16, 1921


Welcome news to tourists and local visitors to Crater Lake is the fact that the post office department this week authorized Postmaster Warner to establish a temporary star route daily mail service, except Sunday, for all classes of mail between Medford and Crater Lake, which means a daily week day mail service between this city and the lake, whereas heretofore Crater Lake mail had been routed from Medford via Klamath Falls and Ft. Klamath, taking from three to five days for a letter to reach the lake, as there was only twice a week service to the resort from Ft. Klamath.

The contract for the new service has been awarded the new Crater Lake company, and the mail from Medford will be taken up every morning on the company stage, and mail from the lake will leave there for Medford on the stage every morning. This new deal gives further importance to Medford as the gateway to Crater Lake.


Ashland, June 16.— (Special) Preliminary steps were taken at a well attended meeting at the Hotel Austin last night, for an elaborate parade at the Fourth of July celebration at Ashland. The meeting was devoted exclusively to the parade feature of the celebration, to take in every city, town and community in Jackson County.

Amos C. Nininger as chairman of the celebration committee appointed Jesse Winburn to look after the arrangements for the Jackson County parade.

Jesse Winburn offered the following cash prizes for this feature: $100 for the most original, $50 for the second, and $25 for the third. The judges are all to be selected from outside towns, Ashland not to be represented in awarding those prizes, thus insuring impartiality.

Mr. Winburn also offered a cash prize of $25 to the town sending the largest marching body to the parade, Ashland being excluded from this prize.

... After the meeting all were served with refreshments and invited by Mr. Winburn to be his guests at a banquet at the Hotel Medford on Friday evening at 6 o’clock, after which at 7:30 a meeting with the officials and citizens of Medford and other cities and towns of Jackson County will be held, to which all citizens of the county interested in the Fourth of July celebration parade are invited.

This parade promises to be the biggest thing of the kind ever held in Jackson County. It is the intention to make the parade an annual feature holding it in the different cities each year.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com