Dmitri Shockey en 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 Captain Jumps When Steamboat Hits Rocks <div></div><div>The S.S. South Portland &nbsp;had a varied career as a west Indian trader and smuggling ship before running into the rocks and sinking off the coast of Cape Blanco, Ore.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:00:39 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 216 at Aging Steam-Schooner Disappears Off Cape Blanco <div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In September 1930, a ship bound from Crescent City, Calif., to Coos Bay, Ore., vanished before reaching its destination.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:55:50 +0000 Dmitri Shockey 214 at