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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 13, 1921

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

Oct. 13, 1921


An unusual thing for Medford and the valley for any time of the year, more especially in October, was the thunder storm which broke about 5:45 p.m. yesterday and which lasted several hours, during which .28 of an inch of rain fell, and there was much “sharp” lightning accompanied by loud thunder detonations.

This rain broke the long later summer and fall drought, but much more precipitation fell in the south end of the county. At Talent .75 of an inch fell according to a report from the Southern Oregon experiment station this morning. At Ashland there was a heavy hail storm which it is said covered the ground with two inches of hail.

The only report of fires started by lightning received at the federal forestry office here up to noon today was one from the siskiyou National Forest Headquarters at Yreka, stating that a fire had been started during the storm at the south end of the Crater National Forest.

More rain is the prediction for tonight and Friday.


The Lincoln school will give a mock trial and pageant at the high school tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. to which everybody is invited. Students will be dressed to represent the different fire hazards and it will be interesting for all. The play is entitled “The Trial of Fire.” Parents as well as all others who can, should attend.

There has been a liberal response by parents in returning the questionnaires sent out by the high school and valuable data is being secured to prevent fire hazards.

A fire drill was held at the high school Wednesday and at the grade buildings Monday and today. The new fire escape was used at the Washington building today and will be used at the Lincoln building tomorrow.


That the best grapes in the country can be grown in Jackson county has been demonstrated by J. F. Pratt who lives near Central Point. Mr. Pratt brought some bunches of Tokay grapes to the Mail Tribune office today which are record breakers for quality, size and flavor.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com