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Mail Tribune 100, July 16, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago
July 16, 1921
COUNTRY DINNER FEATURE SCENIC SOCIETY PICNIC

The largest attendance of any meeting held by the Scenic Preservation Association of Jackson County was registered at Eagle Point yesterday. Eighty-four citizens of the county signed the attendance sheets, all of whom enjoyed one of the best picnic dinners that has been served by any organization in any part of the county since the pre-war period.

This dinner consisted of immense quantities of fried spring chicken, so many side dishes that the tables could not hold them all at one time, including home grown sweet corn on the cob, and ended up with a choice of fourteen different kinds of pies and eight varieties of cake.

The ladies of the Civic Improvement club of Eagle Point received the unanimous thanks of the association for having arranged this spread and the money received for same will be applied to further civic beautification of Eagle Point.

In the absence of both President Benj. J. Lindas of Medford and Mrs. I. C. Williams of Talent the vice president, the secretary of the Scenic Association, H. O. Frobach, presided and outline the object of the organization and briefly stated the accomplishments so far obtained as well as giving a general idea of the work now in progress to create an impression favorable for the conservation of the scenery we now have for the benefit of our ancestors.

Benj. C. Sheldon, president of the Medford Chamber of Commerce addressed the meeting giving the history of the scenic preservation movement and made a general appeal to preserve the trees which are now along the highways wherever it was possible and that trees be planted in the denuded sections so that immediate benefit might be derived by those of us now living here as well as the future generations.

It was decided that the next meeting, which will be held August 19, take place at Applegate in the grove near the creamery.

Besides the many residents of Eagle Point attending, there were citizens from Ashland, Wellen, Jacksonville and a most creditable delegation from Medford.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Phone messages received in Medford this morning were to the effect that all the sleeping space at the Crater Lake lodge was taken until Monday and that no further guests could be taken care of tonight and Sunday night. This news was disappointing to quite a number of tourists at the hotels who were planning to go to the lake this morning, but who had failed to wire or write ahead in time for accommodations. Some of the tourists decided to wait over until Monday before going to the lake, but the majority gave up the trip altogether, and proceeded on their journeys north and south. Sunday threatened to be a record day in attendance at the lake for this time of year, with many local and valley people there.

Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com