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Mail Tribune 100, July 11, 1921

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

July 11, 1921

CARRYING BABY FROM CALIF. TO PORTLAND ORE.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Rinehart of Richmond, California and Child Arrive in Medford on Strange Jaunt—Luggage is Wheeled in Baby Cab.

One sees all sorts of autos and camp outfits at the city auto camp grounds, but when Mr. and Mrs. J. Rinehart of Richmond, Calif., walked into camp Sunday night wheeling their bedding and other camp belongings in a small baby carriage, and with their year’s old baby perched on his father’s shoulders, his usual method of traveling, all the campers sat up and took notice.

The family is walking from Richmond to Portland, in which city they plan to locate, and father, mother and the baby are in splendid health and spirits. The parents are well dressed and seemingly lack none of this world’s goods from necessity, and the baby is exceptionally well developed and bright.

They left Richmond on their long hike three weeks ago, and “take it easy” they say, only tramping about 15 miles a day, and stopping every now and then when Mr. Rinehart hires out a day or two for work. They walked here Sunday from three miles the other side of Ashland, and the baby walked a mile of the way, according to the parents.

The family departed from the city auto camp at 8 o’clock this morning, intending to walk to Gold Hill today, with the baby dressed in rompers and perched on the shoulders of the father who was pushing the baby cart. The baby was bare headed.

“Why, haven’t you a hat for the boy?” inquired some solicitous campers.

“No,” replied the mother, “we can’t keep a thing on his head. He jerks it off at once, no matter how hot the sun.”

“Bye, bye,” cooed the child, as he waved his hand in farewell to the campers as the family trudged out of the auto camp.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

“The inmates of the county jail have sent out an appeal for old magazines to read, and as time is long and the days many in a cell they need lots of it,” says the Ashland Tidings. “If any one has a bunch of old periodicals that are in the way, the prisoners would appreciate it if they were sent to the county bastile.”

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I have opened corset parlors at 20 So. Fir street and carry the highest grade specialty shop corset manufactured in this country, the Goodwin. It meets with the approval, not only of the most particular gownmakers, but of physicians and surgeons who are interested in the bodily welfare of their patients. Alta Naylor, phone 918-W.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com