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Mail Tribune 100, March 1, 1922

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

March 1, 1922

ASHLAND GRANITE CITY IN FACT NOW, QUARRY STARTED

Ashland, March 1. — “The Granite City” is literally coming into its own, a circumstance which is emphasized by actual granite development through the agency of quarries which will afford an abundant supply of a quality unsurpassed. This phase of an important productive industry has been worked intermittently for a number of years with indifferent success, not as regarding quality of material, but rather as applying to quarry development on a scale commensurate with demands. The quarries, known as the Blair property, are located in the Neil creek neighborhood, and Ayer’s Spur — or, rather Mistletoe — will be the logical shipping point. Outside parties have become interested in the “mother lode,” which promises to be inexhaustible as far as output is concerned, providing the quarries are sufficiently developed, and capital for this purpose is awaiting investment.

Options have been obtained by local parties on the basis of paying $70,000 for the property as it stands, to which sum a fair estimate implies that from $25,000 to $50,000 shall be added to place the plant in operation as an industry of commercial magnitude sufficient to meet ready demands. The products of these quarries are in evidence to a limited extent both at home and abroad. Locally the soldiers monument, recently erected under American Legion auspices, is an example of the qualities of this granite, also basic pedestals used in the construction of the Pioneer Cabin, and other minor features of both plain and ornamental design in this locality, examples of its use in various channels testifying to its strength, beauty and durability.

REAL MOVIES BEING MADE IN MEDFORD

In addition to making, directing and acting in the movies, Miss Louise Lovely, popular stage and screen star tells all about them. Miss Lovely and her capable company are appearing at the Page theatre three days offering a decidedly interesting and entertaining program.

Miss Lovely’s latest picture, “Life’s Greatest Question,” is shown. The picture is an exceptional one and Miss Lovely is to be congratulated on her splendid work in it. ...

Her vaudeville act, “Their Wedding Night,” in which she is supported by the eminent English actor, Mr. Wilton Welch, is the same that she played on the Orpheum circuit. The act is replete with unusual clever lines and is presented in a decidedly high class manner.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com