"Father and I rode down to Jacksonville about 10 miles
from Wagner's Fort. The country is very fine. The town is
wedged up into the mountain but the mines are all stopped
Business is very dull" - Welborn Beeson, Sep 4, 1853 — — Map (db m149048) HM
At the turn of the century, the Beekman Bank Well was a refreshing stop for two seasonal creeks, Jacksonville suffered from an inadequate domestic water supply for 60 years following the 1852 gold rush. This old well is one of several wells dug in . . . — — Map (db m113397) HM
This is the boyhood home of the famous Bozo the Clown.
Vance DeBar Colvig was born here in Jacksonville on September 11, 1892. He was the youngest of the seven children of Judge William and Helen Colvig. He was later nicknamed "Pinto" by his . . . — — Map (db m112903) HM
On March 22, 1862, the day of his son Emil's birth, Peter Britt planted this giant sequoia by his home. Britt was a pioneer photographer, skilled horticulturist, and leader in Southern Oregon's lucrative fruit . . . — — Map (db m112590) HM
Built in 1866 as a one room schoolhouse for Catholic boys, it became the rectory for Father F.X. Blanchet in 1870. An addition was built in 1891. St. Joseph's Catholic Church became a mission of Medford in 1908 the rectory became a private . . . — — Map (db m91767) HM
In the 1860s the view from this spot on Main street would have looked much different than it does today. During the the Gold Rush boom of the 1850s, Jacksonville's early merchants and shopkeepers located their businesses along . . . — — Map (db m112901) HM
The City Hall was built 1880-81 at a cost of $2500.00, which included the price of the land. A meeting hall for the town's Board of Trustees, and office area for the town recorder, two jail cells, and accommodations for fire fighting equipment were . . . — — Map (db m91781) HM
as Partners in Communications and Education
A RESEARCH PROJECT BY GRIFFIN CREEK STUDENTS
SALUTES THE HISTORY OF LOCAL TELEPHONE SERVICE
First Phone Line - 1890
Sunset Telephone Company - 1898
Home Telephone Company - . . . — — Map (db m112894) HM
Imagine a town hit by a citywide chair shortage. According to at least one pioneer of 1852 this happened in early day Jacksonville.
Word of situation must have reached Yreka, California, where carpenter and builder David Linn was mining for . . . — — Map (db m122887) HM
The first gold miners on this site in 1851 were in the right place at the right time. They found gold on Jackson Creek, possibly along the base of the hill across the parking lot. No one knows for certain; the route of the creek has changed . . . — — Map (db m112895) HM
Both horses and horsepower figure prominently in this site's past. In the 1860s, William J. Plymale (1837-1904) opened a livery stable at Oregon and "D" streets. He sold feed and kept horses and buggies on hand.
Steam Driven Horsepower . . . — — Map (db m112896) HM
Imagine this site in the 1890’s. A small but serviceable locomotive, belching steam and smoke, rumbles up to the little depot on the corner. Commuters step from a single passenger car and quickly disperse. Further down the track, in the train yard . . . — — Map (db m113390) HM
Peter Britt was one of Jacksonville's best known and respected pioneers. He is remembered for the pictures he took and the plants he grew.
An avid gardener, Britt surrounded his home with ornamental shrubs and exotic trees, which he started . . . — — Map (db m122903) HM
Peter Britt was an extraordinary man of vision and accomplishment. His curiosity, motivation and experimental nature, matched with a keen business sense, allowed him to merge broad-ranging interests into a wide assortment of successful endeavors. . . . — — Map (db m122890) HM
It was in early November 1852, when 33-year-old Peter Britt arrived in Jacksonville pushing a two-wheeled cart full of photographic equipment. He selected a home site on this very hillside, with its magnificent view, to build a small log cabin for . . . — — Map (db m112900) HM
This simple frame building — listed on the National Register of Historic Places - is one of the oldest Forest Service structures in the country. Known for many years as the “tack room,” it has served a variety of purposes since its . . . — — Map (db m113409) HM
Gold was first discovered on this portion of Jackson Creek in 1851. Mining continued at this site surrounding the Jacksonville Library for many years. During the 1930s, the decade of the Great Depression, Southern Oregon was a resurgence of its gold . . . — — Map (db m122886) HM
(Marker 1) On this site, in the year 1859, Warren Lodge No. 10 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons erected the first Masonic temple in southern Oregon. Jackson County used the first floor as a courthouse and purchased the building in 1867. The . . . — — Map (db m112899) HM