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Mail Tribune 100, June 29, 1922

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June 29, 1922

ASHLAND READY FOR ‘BEST EVER’ FOURTH OF JULY

Ashland will open its gates to all southern Oregon and northern California people next week for its annual Fourth of July celebration. The Ashland committee in charge will present a program to visitors that is sure to win their approval.

July 3rd will be Ford day, devoted to stunts and races of all description, exclusively for Fords. Wrestling matches will be provided. The following day, July 4, will be the big day of the celebration, and at that time, there will be parades, park attractions, a baseball game, boxing contests, band concerts and many other features.

A special invitation has been extended by the parade committee to merchants and car owners in Medford and other Southern Oregon towns to participate in the big parade. It is the committee’s aim to make this a Jackson County parade, not an Ashland parade and Medford people are requested to turn out and make a big showing.

“The Lithians,” an organization composed of Ashland young men, will have charge of parade arrangements, which assures the visitors a real procession. Every effort is being made by Ashland people to show the celebration visitors a good time and they anticipate a record-breaking crowd.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The Crater Lake season opens officially Saturday and for this event Richard W. Price, general manager of the Crater Lake National Park company arrived here from Portland Wednesday afternoon, and left with Mrs. Price for the lake this morning with eleven employees to fill out the remainder of the crew at the lodge. Mr. Price will remain at the lake until after July 5th or 6th and then return to Portland. However, he plans to spend the first week of every month at Crater Lake during the season.

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At the public market this morning fine new home grown potatoes were selling at five cents a pound. On account of the Fourth of July falling on next Tuesday the market will be open on Monday morning instead, for the convenience of its patrons.

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Ed G. Brown who returned from a visit to his mother in Arkansas Tuesday says that business conditions in the middle west and south are prosperous and that the trains were crowded all the time with people traveling. “They are very proud of the Arkansas river canyon, down in the Ozarks,” says Mr. Brown, “and they insisted on taking me and Mrs. Brown on an auto trip down it. I did not think much of it. There is better scenery on Bear Creek at low water.” On the way home, Mr. and Mrs. Brown visited the Grand Canyon. Mr. Brown holds a higher opinion of the scenery there.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com