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
9:38 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Mining Company Teaches Jacksonville Women to Pan for Gold

In the election of 1876, there were only 15 votes cast at the tiny mining community of Sterling Creek, home of the Sterling Mining Co., recently purchased by A.P. Ankeny.  The placer mine would become the largest of its kind in Oregon.

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History
2:21 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Ashland Buries Malt Whiskey Bottle in Plaza

  In the winter of 2012, the City of Ashland commissioned an archaeological survey of the historic downtown plaza as part of its redesign.  The new construction included placing a time capsule at the end of Lithia Park to be opened in 100 years. 
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History
2:04 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Pioneer Family Faces Tragedy on the Oregon Trail

The diary of Lucy Ann Henderson Deady describes a tragic loss of life during her wagon train journey to Oregon in 1846. 
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