Dmitri Shockey en Miluck Indians Live Off Bounty of South Slough Estuary <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>About 1,500 years before the South Slough near Charleston, Ore., became the country’s first national estuarine sanctuary in 1974, Miluk Indians began living in seasonal villages alongside the slough.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:50:12 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 13164 at Runaway Boys Cause a Stir in the Rogue Valley in 1937 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Rogue Valley brothers ran away from their Phoenix area home in 1937, attracting nationwide attention after local newspapers dubbed them the “Tarzan Boys.” &nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 13170 at Abraham Lincoln Savage Becomes Southern Oregon Educator and Botanist <p></p><p><i style="line-height: 150%; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</i></p><p class="DefaultStyle" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:150%">Graduating at the top of his class of 23 in 1896 at the Southern Oregon State Normal School in Ashland, Abraham Lincoln Savage would become over the next 54 years one of the most prominent citizens of Josephine County.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="DefaultStyle" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:150%"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 11229 at Railroad Baron Throws Axe at Medford Mayor <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>By 1908 W.S. Barnum, president of the Rogue River Valley Railroad, had made a fortune providing public transportation in the valley. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:44:00 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 9745 at Popular Priest Shares Whiskey with Waldo, Ore., Miners <p></p><p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>French-Canadian Priest X.F. Blanchard, may have been about the only man of God that the hard-drinking miners of Waldo were happy to see.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 9730 at Medford Turns All Out for Baseball between the "Fats" and the "Leans" <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In June of 1911, the city of Medford held a comically named and well advertised baseball game. For weeks the Medford Sun and Medford Mail Tribune promoted the game between the “Fats” and the “Leans.” &nbsp;One newspaper declared, “If you're fat you'll get lean and if you're lean you'll get your money's worth.”</div><div> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:31:00 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 8293 at Kenneth Ford Founds Roseburg Lumber Company in 1936 <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Founded in 1936 by Kenneth Ford, with old equipment and 25 men, the Roseburg Lumber Company was poised for rapid expansion when the demand for lumber exploded during the post-World War II housing boom. Since then it has grown into the largest family-held forest products company in the country.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:12:15 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 6539 at Rogue Theater Brightens Grants Pass, Ore., During Great Depression <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>At a time when Grants Pass and the country as a whole was gripped by the Great Depression, the Grants Pass Entertainment Co. cheered up Grants Pass by commissioning the Rogue Theatre.</div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:45:23 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 4925 at Roseburg Politician Avoids Conviction in Oregon Land Frauds Scandal <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Roseburg, Ore., attorney Binger Hermann emigrated in 1850 from Baltimore to Oregon, where he became a state senator, tax collector, judge advocate in the Oregon militia, and by 1884, Oregon’s sole representative in the U.S. Congress.</div><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:21:00 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 3482 at Schooner Runs Aground Seeking Rogue River <p></p><div>Lester Hulin came West during the spring of 1847 dreaming of the riches to be found in Southern Oregon and California. The first record of his being in Oregon was a job in Corvallis, and he participated in the Cayuse Indian War that resulted from the massacre at the Whitman mission near present-day Walla Walla, Wash.</div><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:49:00 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 1831 at