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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 14, 1918

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

Aug. 14, 1918


After a several weeks respite from forest fires the federal forestry office of this district is again battling with flames in the hills. Three big fires are beginning in the Appelgate district, two on Palmer creek and one on Kinney creek.

Assistant Forest Supervisor Foster and Lee Port; forest ranger, have supervision of these fires. Eight men were sent from this city yesterday to aid in fighting the fires and ten more were sent this morning. No word was received in Medford today as to the condition of the fires, but the situation was regarded as threatening.

Forest Supervisor Rankin left Tuesday for Prospect to investigate into the condition of the old forest fires in that district which were practically burned out several weeks ago.


Deputy Game Warden P. H. Daily announced Tuesday that the deer hunting season would positively open tomorrow morning, according to advice he had received from headquarters. There had been some talk of the state delaying the opening of the season because of the danger of forest fires.


Engineer Balser is here to begin the work of hard surfacing the Ashland hill. The state will do the work and has shipped the necessary machinery to Ashland. Two trucks are also on the way down from Salem and the work will be pushed to completion. It is also hoped by the highway commission the government will allow them to issue $500,000 in bonds so they can finish macadamizing the Siskiyou mountains before winter.


Scout Masters Janey and Terrill will take their troops for a summer hike to Squaw Lake Friday morning, the 16th. for a week’s camping and instruction in Scout lore.

The number going at this time will be smaller than otherwise owing to the fact that so many of the scouts are employed in the orchards.

These summer hikes and camps are of great value and hugely enjoyed. Each of the boys goes fully equipped for individual cooking and considerable time will be given to instruction in the things for which scoutcraft stands.

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