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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 12, 1921

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

Oct. 12, 1921

RUSHING WORK ON COUNTY R’DS TO BEAT RAINS

The county court is putting the country roads in shape for winter travel and expects to have all jobs now under way completed by the time the fall rains commence.

The Trail road, the condition of which was protested by Tom Gaines and other residents of that section last spring, has been put in shape with an expenditure of $250. This is not all the improvement the county court would have like to have made on this road, but they believe it will better the conditions that prevailed last winter, and enable ordinary travel to get in and out.

The work of macadamizing the road on the North Fork of Butte Creek is under way, gravel being placed on a strip a mile and a half long. This is in the Mike Hanley and Tommy Farlow country, and these two headed a delegation that recently went to the county court with a protest. The macadamizing will be finished by the first of the month.

The road in the Meadows district is being widened and graveled, and a new covered bridge built across Evans Creek. The Butte Falls road around Rocky Hill has been put in shape for winter traffic, and next year it is planned to macadamize the stretch between Rocky Hill and Eagle Point.

The new Applegate road, which eliminates the Jacksonville Hill, has been macadamized three and one-half miles from Ruch towards Jacksonville, and the first rain will see the county roller out smoothing down the rough spots. This road has a maximum grade of five percent.

The county has a small crew of men at work on the Little Applegate, putting the roads to school houses in shape. In a mile and one-half along this stream there are 16 fords, and last week’s work resulted in the elimination of four of them.

Work on the Green Springs mountain road has been lessened, and next week the caterpillar and scarifier will be put at work by the county building a racetrack at the county fairgrounds south of this city.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The first interscholastic football game of the season will be played here a week from Saturday between the high school teams of Klamath Falls and Medford, which is being looked forward to by the local student body with great interest as the visiting team recently defeated Ashland by a large score. The Medford high team plays at Grants Pass next Saturday with Grants Pass high which was so overwhelmingly defeated by Ashland high last Friday.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com