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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 31, 1921

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

Aug. 31, 1921


Ashland, Aug. 31.— Erected in honor of Jackson County pioneers in general, but more specifically as a memorial to Mrs. Jacob Thompson, the log cabin on Park avenue is nearing completion at the hands of Mr. G. S. Butler, son of the late Mrs. Thompson. This cabin is typically built of logs, has a frontage of 26 feet and a depth of nearly 50 feet. It faces the east, is near the brookside, and has a porch along the entire front, under which will be a tablet placed in wall as a further memorial to Mrs. Thompson. Very appropriately, the tablet is not only of native granite, but its workmanship will be the handicraft of Mrs. Ann H. Russell, herself a pioneer of the early ’50 period, and still a resident of this city. Mrs. Russell is the mother of Mrs. Bertha Winter, president of the Southern Oregon Pioneer Association. Mrs. Mamie L. Nelson, of Jacksonville being the secretary, a position which she has held for several years.

It is expected to finish the log cabin on or about Sept. 10, in time for the annual reunion of pioneers. The building will house relics of the pioneer epoch, and will fill requirements of a comfort station as headquarters of the pioneer element which will gather there from time to time, either in reunion assembled or casually by way of inspecting its furnishings and equipment as reminders of the olden days. An ample fireplace rustically designed, will dispense a genial glow about the place, reinforcing other homelike surroundings. A. L. Lamb is the contractor in the job, but Mr. Butler planned all details, and it is due to his forethought and generosity that this memorial structure is being dedicated as a permanent reminder of early days.


Last season many inquiries were received by the American Legion as to why that organization did not give more dances as such entertainments had proved so successful when sponsored by the service men. This year it is planned to hold a series of three or four dances, arrangements for which will be elaborate and up to the high standard of previous Legion entertainments.

Arrangements were made last night by a committee for the first big dance of the season to be given by the American Legion of Labor Day, September 5th.

The dance will be in celebration of Labor day and appropriate favors will be presented those who attend. Alford’s eight piece orchestra will “go over the top” at 9 p.m. and from then on there will be “nothing to do but dance” until 1 a.m.

Tickets will be on sale Thursday at The Shasta, Crowson’s Brown and Brown and O. L. Davidson’s. $1.50 per couple.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com