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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 12, 1922 continued

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

Aug. 12, 1922 continued


The Medford Amusement Co., a newly formed syndicate of local business men, will start work at once upon the amusement pavilion at the new county fair grounds. For a time it appeared as though the 1922 fair would have to go through without adequate amusement facilities to entertain the vast crowds who will attend the biggest and best county fair ever held in Jackson County. However, at the 11th hour, a number of “live-wire” Medford business men stepped in, formed a company and made all necessary arrangements for immediate construction of this important concession.

The structure will not be, as first planed, a temporary pavilion to be torn down after fair week, but will consist of a permanent building to take care of any local demands which may occur the year around. It will be located on the Pacific Highway about midway between the woman’s building and the grand stand and will eventually have an entrance gate of its own, facilitating traffic directly from the highway.

The building will be 72 by 92 feet in size and will conform to the lines of architecture laid down by the fair board, estimates cost to be around $5,000. Special attention will be paid to the selection and construction of the dance floor which promises to be one of the finest floors in the state. All modern conveniences for the comfort of patrons will be installed, including a nicely appointed ladies’ rest room, gentlemens’ smoking room, sanitary drinking fountains and other up to date equipment.

The entire structure will be built with a view to permanency and will prove a welcome addition to the present collection of fair buildings.

Last but not least, the members of the company have announced that upon the termination of their contract with the fair board, they will turn over the entire building, free of all encumbrance to the Jackson County Fair association, to become a unit of the finest fair grounds on the Pacific coast.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com