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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 21, 1921

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

Dec. 21, 1921


The growth of the candy industry and the sale of candies in Medford and southern Oregon is evidenced by the increasing business of local candy manufacturers and jobbers. Medford makers of candy are producing at capacity rate and the jobbers are increasing supplies to supply the demand of local as well as out of town lovers of sweets and the popularity of candy from this city is established in many cities of the Pacific coast.

The Medford Candy Company, one of the leading manufacturing and wholesale houses in this city, has handled a large volume of business this their first year. The firm has a new factory, representing a large investment, on South Front street, employs a number of people and manufactures the famous “Medford Maid” chocolates as well as the “Purple and Gold” candies and assorted creams.

The Valley Candy Company, wholesale jobbers, have also enjoyed a prosperous year and report an increase in sales with local retailers and all over the valley. This firm handles Oriole chocolates and Holfers Centennial candies and other brands.

“Crater Lake” chocolates, a product of the Shasta of this city, are enjoyed by lovers of sweets as far south as Los Angeles and as far north as Seattle. These chocolates are above the average in quality as a large quantity are shipped away although enough are made to accommodate local consumption.

Crowson’s delicious candies are very popular in Medford and the valley because of their exceptional quality and are made principally for local trade. This season Crowson’s candies are packed in unusually attractive boxes which lend them a distinctive and individual touch.

The Sugar Bowl also manufactures a large amount of candy for consumption here.

The patronage of Medford made and distributed sweets should be encouraged in this section. Much capital is invested in these enterprises and the people who are engaged in this industry in southern Oregon are entitled to the full cooperation of Medford and valley candy eaters.


Because of an icy glaze on the sidewalks and pavements of the city many Medford citizens and autos performed amusing stunts this morning and early forenoon. So far as could be learned no one was injured seriously, and no accidents of consequence, beyond scared drivers and frightened onlookers, happened to automobiles. But it took careful and slow driving to be safe especially in turning corners.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com