Maryann Mason

As It Was Contributor

Maryann Mason, who lives in Ashland, has taught history and English in the U.S. Midwest and Northwest, and Bolivia. She has written history spots for local public radio, interviewed mystery writers for RVTV Noir, and edited personal and family histories.  Her poetry has appeared in Sweet Annie & Sweet Pea Review (1999), Rain Magazine (2007), and The Third Reader, an online Journal of Literary Fiction and Poetry. In 2008 she published her first chapbook, Ravelings.  She organized a History Day for Southern Oregon, and as an English/history teacher she assigned the National History Day project to her students every year for many years.

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History
10:48 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Metro Goldwyn Trackless Train Visits Rogue Valley in 1925

Episode 2328

The Metro Goldwyn Trackless Train visited the Rogue Valley the first week of November l925, ten years after it had been invented by the H.O. McGee Manufacturing Co. of Indianapolis, Ind. 

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History
10:41 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Pioneer Hunter, John B. Griffin, Works with Bear Hunting Dogs

Episode 2323
 One of the first babies born in Southern Oregon, John Griffin was brought into this world on Sept. 14, 1853, in Jacksonville.  Over the next 86 years he became a woodsman and hunter known for his bear hunting dogs and his entertaining hunting stories published in regional newspapers in the 1920s and 30s.
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History
9:20 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Giant Oak Once Towered Over Bidwell Park in Chico, Calif.

Episode 2316

On March 1, 2013, vandals burned portions of a large stump, about eight feet in diameter and held together by metal bars. The stump is all that remains of a famous valley-oak tree in Chico, Calif.

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History
11:46 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Once Bustling Mining Town Lies Under Shasta Dam Waters

Episode 2308
  The land around Kennett, Calif., was once home to some 250 Wintu Indian villages, but by 1835 their numbers had been decimated by disease and war.  After gold was discovered in Backbone Creek in 1852, the railroad town of Kennett grew into the most important mining center outside of Redding and Shasta.
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History
10:44 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Canby's Cross Commemorates Fallen General

Episode 2296
 Three miles south of the town of Tulelake, Calif., a large cross in the Lava Beds National Monument commemorates Edward R. S. Canby, the only general killed during the Indian Wars. 
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History
10:12 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Merrick's Natatorium Leases City auto Camp in 1923

Episode 2293
 In 1923, the City of Medford leased the management of its municipal auto camp to Merrick's Natatorium and Inn.  The camp was located behind the inn where it connected by bridge with another camp on the other side of Bear Creek. The city thought combining the two camps under private management would be better for tourists and avoid municipal renovation costs.
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History
10:36 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Lakeview Museum Contains Beaded Purse Missing a Flower

Episode 2287
In September of this year, Jefferson Public Radio’s As It Was series told the story of how Salita Jane Henderson, a little girl curious about a medicine bottle hanging on her family’s wagon on the Oregon Trail, drank the liquid inside and died of laudanum poisoning.
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History
9:49 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Ashland Police Raid Opium Joints in 1913

Episode 2279
On the weekend of April 19, l913, six noisy people from nearby Medford were disturbing the peace in the neighborhood of the Imperial rooming house on Fourth Street in Ashland, Ore.  A city councilman who lived nearby called the police who sent Night Officer Porter, Special Officer Bert Turner, and Councilman Sherman to arrest everyone, including C. Woodburn, the proprietor.  The police found two complete opium smoking sets.
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History
11:11 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Archaeological Dig Verifies Shasta Village in Ashland

As It Was - Episode 2264

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History
10:51 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Medford Offers Mining Classes During The Depression

As It Was - Episode 2259

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