history http://ijpr.org en A People's History Of The Peculiar http://ijpr.org/post/peoples-history-peculiar <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus both make appearances in a new book, but not in the manner you might expect.&nbsp;</p><p>It turns out Jefferson's grandson was an axe murderer, and history really has little record of Columbus.&nbsp;</p><p>That's what Nick Belardes tells us in his book <a href="https://www.overdrive.com/media/1582357/a-peoples-history-of-the-peculiar" target="_blank"><em><strong>A People's History of the Peculiar.</strong></em></a>&nbsp; Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 14258 at http://ijpr.org A People's History Of The Peculiar Cokie Roberts And The Founding Mothers http://ijpr.org/post/cokie-roberts-and-founding-mothers <p></p><p>The term "founding fathers" rolls off the tongue pretty easily in our country.</p><p></p><p>Franklin, Washington, Jefferson… we can all name some of the men who helped found the republic.&nbsp;</p><p>But women played a role, too, despite the very different gender relations of the 18th century.&nbsp; Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 9362 at http://ijpr.org Cokie Roberts And The Founding Mothers Stories Of Regional History--On Disc http://ijpr.org/post/stories-regional-history-disc <p></p><p>Ashland author<a href="http://www.dennispowersbooks.com/index.html" target="_blank"><strong> Dennis Powers</strong></a> spent his college years learning the law and business.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>But he always relished a good story from history.&nbsp; So he decided to start writing his own books about regional history.&nbsp; Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 9236 at http://ijpr.org Stories Of Regional History--On Disc Far Out: Historical Society Relives The 1960s http://ijpr.org/post/far-out-historical-society-relives-1960s <p></p><p>Break out the tie-dye, man.&nbsp; It's the 60s again at the <a href="http://www.sohs.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Southern Oregon Historical Society.&nbsp;</strong></a></p><p></p><p>SOHS is assembling a display called "Far Out: Southern Oregon in the 1960s," coming to the Woolworth Building in down Medford beginning in late March. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 8374 at http://ijpr.org Far Out: Historical Society Relives The 1960s Tragedy At Tunnel 13 Revisited http://ijpr.org/post/tragedy-tunnel-13-revisited <p>It can&#39;t really be called &quot;the last great train robbery,&quot; because it was a failure as a robbery.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>But the DeAutremont brothers (Ray, Roy and Hugh) made history when they stopped a Southern Pacific passenger train in the Siskiyou Mountains and killed four crews members back in 1923.&nbsp; Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 1141 at http://ijpr.org Tragedy At Tunnel 13 Revisited Oregon's Dark Secret: Legal Slavery http://ijpr.org/post/oregons-dark-secret-legal-slavery <p>We all know the story of pre-Civil War America: there were slave states and free states.</p><p>But the line between them got a lot blurrier in the newer territories, including Oregon. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:28:36 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 424 at http://ijpr.org Oregon's Dark Secret: Legal Slavery Keeping Yreka's Past Safe For The Future http://ijpr.org/post/keeping-yrekas-past-safe-future <p></p><p>There's a lot of history in our region, and a lot of reminders of it--some of those in pretty rough shape from the passage of time.&nbsp; And there's often more enthusiasm than money available for restoring historic sites.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.yrekapreservation.org" target="_blank"><strong>Yreka Historic Preservation Corporation</strong></a> works to preserve pieces of the past in its city, including a historic church given to the corporation a few years ago.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:07:49 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 226 at http://ijpr.org Keeping Yreka's Past Safe For The Future