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JeffX | April 7, 2015 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue April 7, 2015

The People Who Preserve The Past

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Preserving the past takes a lot of work in the present.

Just ask the people who work in museums, historical societies, and libraries.

They'll get a chance to ask each other for ideas at the Oregon Heritage Conference coming up later this month on the coast.

Count on Kyle Jansson being there from the Oregon Heritage Commission.

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11:32 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Looking Back At Amadeus: Truth Vs. Fiction

Has it really been 30 years since Amadeus won 8 Oscars? How time flies. But I always thought Salieri was getting a bad rap. I should've known it had something to do with Pushkin. This story from the BBC has some great Mozart/Salieri nuggets!
It is 30 years since Amadeus swept the board at the Academy Awards. Miloš Forman's 1984 film of Peter Shaffer's 1979 play, took home eight statuettes that night, including best film, best director, best actor and best adapted screenplay.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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