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Jefferson Exchange | June 18, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A People's History Of The Peculiar

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Nick Belardes tells us the joy of finding obscure facts.

Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus both make appearances in a new book, but not in the manner you might expect. 

It turns out Jefferson's grandson was an axe murderer, and history really has little record of Columbus. 

That's what Nick Belardes tells us in his book A People's History of the Peculiar. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 20, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Cokie Roberts And The Founding Mothers

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Cokie Roberts speaks of the tough fight to create the United States... and the tough fights of today.

The term "founding fathers" rolls off the tongue pretty easily in our country.

Franklin, Washington, Jefferson… we can all name some of the men who helped found the republic. 

But women played a role, too, despite the very different gender relations of the 18th century. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 18, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Stories Of Regional History--On Disc

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Dennis Powers talks about his love for history writing, and the history CD he created.

Ashland author Dennis Powers spent his college years learning the law and business. 

But he always relished a good story from history.  So he decided to start writing his own books about regional history. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 28, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Far Out: Historical Society Relives The 1960s

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Amy Drake and Carolyn Kingsnorth talk about the 1960s, and Southern Oregon Historical Society's coming display.

Break out the tie-dye, man.  It's the 60s again at the Southern Oregon Historical Society. 

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.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 10, 2013
10:35 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Tragedy At Tunnel 13 Revisited

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Scott Mangold recounts the attempted train robbery that turned into a quadruple murder in 1923.

It can't really be called "the last great train robbery," because it was a failure as a robbery. 

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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 25, 2013
11:28 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Oregon's Dark Secret: Legal Slavery

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R. Gregory Nokes talks to Geoffrey Riley about slavery in Oregon's past.

We all know the story of pre-Civil War America: there were slave states and free states.

But the line between them got a lot blurrier in the newer territories, including Oregon.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 10, 2013
8:07 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Keeping Yreka's Past Safe For The Future

Yreka's Carnegie Library nearly finished in 1915.
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Donald East of Yreka Preservation explains the work of his organization.

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.  And there's often more enthusiasm than money available for restoring historic sites.  The Yreka Historic Preservation Corporation works to preserve pieces of the past in its city, including a historic church given to the corporation a few years ago. 

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