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Mail Tribune 100, July 2, 1921 continued

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

July 2, 1921 continued


When all Jackson County pours out on the Fourth of July to participate in the county parade and the celebration to be staged at Ashland, they are going to take in what will probably be the greatest demonstration and program ever held in Southern Oregon.

This is assured as all plans have been virtually completed by the untiring committee. From the moment the parade begins to assemble at 9 o’clock until the orchestras play “Home Sweet Home” at midnight there will be something doing. So many events have been crammed in that little Willie, Sister Susie, Mother and Grandpa will have a hard time to see everything. The program is so diversified that there will be plenty of entertainment for all ages.

One of the most important features of the day will be the parade in which every section of Jackson County will be represented, with floats, pedestrians, equestrians, and automobiles handsomely decorated. The parade will be a brilliant colorful spectacle.

The Dokey band of Medford is coming in full regalia and will be well worth seeing and hearing. This is one of the best trained bands in the state and will put on some novel features tat will delight the crowds.

The Elks will have their syncopated band participate, and there will also be several other unique musical features for which a special prize is being awarded.

When you prepare to come to Ashland on the Fourth the wisest thing for you to do will be to arrange for a basket party — so be sure and bring your lunch — as the restaurants and lunch rooms will be overcrowded on that day. All the indications point to the fact that Ashland never has had such a crowd as will be here on the Fourth of July this year.

Everybody in the county seems to be planning their trip to Ashland on the Fourth and enthusiasm is running high.

Parking places have been arranged for the floats after the parade — but during the parade there will be no parking permitted on East Main street from the Boulevard to the Plaza, and on North Main street from the Plaza to Water street. Parking will be permitted on all other streets in the city.


The Dempsey-Carpenter fight crowd at the Mail Tribune today was a big one, but not as large or as enthusiastic as the crowd of children that took advantage of the free matinée of the Geo. A. Hunt Co. and the Mail Tribune at the Page theatre at 10:30 today.

Owing to train No. 13 of the S. P. being several hours late and the picture, “The Busher” did not arrive, Larry Semon in “The Hick,” was shown instead. The children all enjoyed the program.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com