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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 9, 1921

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

Dec. 9, 1921


Reports from Fish Lake show that the pouring of concrete in the valve tower is progressing satisfactorily. The emergency gate and service gate frames have been set and concrete has been poured to a height of about six feet. The reinforced concrete outlet conduit is practically finished. The rock fill part of the dam has been brought up to full height and the remainder of the dam has been brought to such a height as will insure sufficient storage for the coming season.

The reinforced concrete diversion dam and intake works on the South Fork of Little Butte Creek are finished.

Work on the canals is progressing rapidly despite inclement weather, coal for the steam shovels, gravel, lumber metal and other materials were all hauled in in dry weather therefore steady progress can be assured throughout the winter. Work on the North Fork Diversion dam and intake works has been started and considerable concrete lining work is in progress on the Main Canal.

Every effort is being made to complete the system for delivery next season.

Chief Engineer Chadwick of the Canal Company and District Engineer Cowgill have arranged for an inspection trip to Fish Lake Monday.


The Christmas package sending business has just started to get into swing and both the local post office and the American Express company office report that whereas a few parcels were sent out on the previous days of this week, yesterday they had quite a number for eastern and middle west points which bore the warning admonition “Do not open until Christmas.” All indication are that this year Medford people will send Christmas presents to relatives at distant points much earlier than usual. No incoming Christmas parcels have been received in the city, but they will begin to arrive next week and gradually increase in volume until Christmas day.


The past four days of fog while very disagreeable to most Medford folks were liked by the local wood and coal dealers, as their business has greatly increased. As much fuel is burned on these foggy days as would be consumed on real cold days.


Ice, which has been forming for the last three days on the Upper Klamath Lake, has completely sewed up navigation, and it is doubtful whether it will break again sufficiently for boats to be run. The mail was carried to the Recreation post office yesterday by car. — Klamath Falls Herald.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com