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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 30, 1922 continued

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

Sept. 30, 1922, continued


The official closing date of the Oregon Caves has been set at October 15, and all chambers of commerce of the western part of the state are being notified. The date has been set thru the forest service and at that time the cave camp will be closed by R. Mellveen, who has conducted it this summer. It is estimated that 10,000 people will have visited the resort during the summer.

The road to the caves was opened the last of June and since that time there has been a steady stream of visitors at the caverns. Previous to the opening of the Caves highway the greatest number which visited the caves was not over 1,200 people. — Grants Pass Courier.


Redding, Cal., Sept. 30.— A verdant valley of approximately 640 acres has been discovered high up in the Salmon river mountains in Siskiyou county near the Trinity county border. It is almost certain no human feet have trod the meadow tract.

Several attempts have been made to reach the valley in the last few weeks but all have failed. The mountain valley is walled in by jagged granite rocks of such precipitous dimensions that no one can scale them with ordinary appliances. A tiny creek meanders through the valley and finds its exit in a waterfall 800 feet high over a precipice as straight up and down as a stone wall.

A Trinity county miner found gold all along the creek clear up to the precipice that barred his way. This miner, Gordon Abrams, climber a peak and looked over into the valley through a spyglass. He saw a gray peak cutting across it. He believes this is a quartz ledge, possibly the mother lode of the gold he found in the placer diggings below. Abrams is almost certain, he says, mortal man has never entered the valley and that no one is likely to enter it soon.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com