Alice Mullaly

As It Was Contributor

Alice Mullaly was raised in the same Central Point home where she lives today with her husband, Larry. A graduate of Crater High School, Oregon State, and Stanford universities, she taught mathematics for 42 years in high schools in Nyack, New York.; Mill Valley, California, and at Hedrick Junior High School in Medford. She retired from Southern Oregon University where she trained new mathematics teachers. Mullaly’s husband was also a teacher as are her two daughters. Her husband is a Southern Pacific Railroad historian, and both of them enjoy hunting for “the story” in primary sources. Alice’s mother was an early member of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, and Alice has been an SOHS volunteer for nearly 30 years. She enjoys the puzzles people bring to the Research Library, the source of many of her “As It Was” stories.

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History
10:47 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Hunters Find Missing Family in Plane Wreck Near Diamond Lake

Episode 2324
 It was Friday, Nov. 29, 1940, when Clarence and Alta Walbert left Medford in the fog for Portland, Ore., in a Piper Cub owned by a Medford Flying Club friend. 
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History
8:47 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Railway Strikers Cheer Leland Stanford's Wife

Episode 2314
 In the summer of 1894, the Eugene Debs’ American Railway Union called on its workers to support striking Pullman Company workers by preventing any train with a Pullman car from running anywhere in America. 
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History
11:57 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Giant Redwoods Honor Earth's Largest Mammal

Episode 2310
 Blue whales were on the brink of extinction in 1978, when organizations that included Oregonians to Protect Whales and Greenpeace sponsored an Oregon initiative to prevent state and local governments from buying products from whaling nations.
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History
11:57 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Giant Redwoods Honor Earth's Largest Mammal

Episode 2310
 Blue whales were on the brink of extinction in 1978, when organizations that included Oregonians to Protect Whales and Greenpeace sponsored an Oregon initiative to prevent state and local governments from buying products from whaling nations.
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History
11:41 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Family Spends Christmas at the Pine Mountain Ranger Station

Episode 2307
 During World War I, it was hard to find Christmas trimmings and gifts in 1917, especially for a low-paid Forest Service Ranger living 15 miles from the nearest store. That’s how it was for ranger Harold Smith and his wife, Angie.
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History
11:04 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Only the Name Persists of Persists, Ore.

Episode 2298
 In 1883, William and Irene Willits homesteaded nearly 500 acres in the mountains above Elk Creek in Jackson County, Ore. They had both been teachers, but liked the idea of living far from their neighbors.
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History
9:59 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Ashland Oregon Lumber travels to Midland New Jersey

Episode 2292

The Fir Milling and Planing Company produced lumber at its mill in Ashland, Ore., from 1946 to 1962.  Seeking access to the Eastern Seaboard, the owners located the mill next to the Southern Pacific tracks on Tolman Creek Road.

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History
10:19 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Schools Convert Camp White Nurses Barracks into Classrooms

Episode 2285
Post-war families were pouring into the Rogue Valley in 1947, their children crowding Central Point Elementary School.  There just wasn’t enough classroom space to handle them.
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History
8:27 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Agnes Pitchford Leaves Roseburg, Ore. Legacy

Episode 2271
Politicians today may not often be referred to as “first citizens in industry, character and real merit,” but in 1914 that’s exactly how some citizens of Roseburg, Ore., characterized City Treasurer Agnes Pitchford.
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Health
11:06 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Bear Hunter Discovers Frog Cabin above Applegate River

As It Was - Episode 2262

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