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Beekman Bank Well image, Touch for more information
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 9, 2013
Beekman Bank Well
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Beekman Bank Well
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Bozo the Clown
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Britt Sequoia
Sequoiadendron giganteum 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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Catholic Rectory
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — China QuarterJacksonville, Oregon 1865
(Marker 1) 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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — City Hall
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — History of Local Telephone Service
"Working Together" 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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — History Right Here - Going for the Gold
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — History Right Here - Horse Powers
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Jacksonville Cemetery Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Veterans of All Wars Donated by the William H. Harrison Woman's Relief Corps Of Central Point, Oregon Auxillary to the Grand Army of the Republic — Map (db m113414) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Jacksonville’s Rogue River Valley Railway 1891-1925
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Methodist Episcopal ChurchJacksonville, Oregon
Dedicated the first Sunday in January, 1855 First church built in Rogue River Valley Tablet placed by Crater Lake Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1932 — Map (db m91766) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Rich GulchGold First Found Here 1851
Gold found here in 1851 by James Cluggage John R. Poole — Map (db m12617) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot1891 • 1925
This is the site of the depot of the Rogue River Valley Railroad which ran from Medford to Jacksonville Siskiyou Pioneer Sites Foundation Medford, Oregon — Map (db m91772) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — The Britt House: Simple Frame to Cottage Gothic
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — The Old “Tack Room”... a witness to change
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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Warren Lodge No. 10
(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
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — World War II Three Trees Memorial
These Three Trees Bear Living Memorial To Wayne Combest Justus Lewis George Davis

Also Honor All Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice in World War II — Map (db m113244) WM


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