Dennis M. Powers

As It Was Contributor

Dennis M. Powers was a business law attorney with different real estate and business ventures before teaching as a full professor and later professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado (b.a.), the University of Denver Law School (j.d.), and Harvard Business School (m.b.a.). He loves researching history.  Powers is the author of 18 books, including five about the sea, a long-time interest.  The Raging Sea (2005) is about the crushing 1964 Crescent City tsunami; Treasure Ship (2006): the discovery of a gold-bearing, 1865 paddle-wheeler that sank off Northern California; Sentinel Of The Seas (2007): the most remote, dangerous, and expensive lighthouse in the country; Taking The Sea (2009): the tales of the old ship salvagers; and Tales Of The Seven Seas (2010): the stories of a charismatic, adventurous sea captain. Powers resides in Ashland, Oregon.  

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History
10:05 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Medford Families Win Powerball Jackpot

Episode 2283
In October 2005, Bob Chaney was retired and living with his wife, Francis, in Jacksonville. The Chaney’s daughter, Carolyn, and their son-in-law, Medford landscaper Steve West, were living in a modest Medford home.
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History
8:51 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Medford Wrestler Becomes National and International Champion

Episode 2273

Les Gutches started wrestling with a local club when he was seven years old, and by the time he reached South Medford High School he was a star, winning three state wrestling titles in the early 1990s. At Oregon State, he won NCAA Division-1 wrestling titles in 1995 and 1996, and was named the nation’s top collegiate wrestler.

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History
11:24 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Ouija Board Chases Ghost Sleuths from "Haunted" House

As It Was - Episode 2268

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History
11:18 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Baseball fans Generate Excitement after Old-Time Games

As It Was - Episode 2266

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History
10:31 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Historians Track Crater Lake's Mysterious Side

As It Was - Episode 2256

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History
10:11 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Columbus Day Storm of 1962 Would Cause More Damage Today

As It Was - Episode 2254

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History
10:39 am
Tue September 3, 2013

News of Deaths

As It Was Episode 2226
Following years of sailing, gold mining, and real estate ventures, Capt. John Nash retired in Medford, Ore.  He bought the Hotel Medford in 1894 at the southeast corner of Main and Front streets, enlarged it and changed the name to the Nash Hotel.
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