In 1883, a group of railroad surveyors headed by S. L. Dolson and David Loring arrived in Rock Point, near present day Gold Hill. They were charged with finding the best route through the Rogue Valley for the Oregon and California Railroad. Citizens of neighboring Jacksonville hoped that it would pass between their town and Hanley Butte, near the present day Claire Hanley Arboretum. Such a move would have all but guaranteed prosperous growth for Jacksonville, but Dolson decided instead to stake the railroad closer to Bear Creek. The response from Jacksonville was mixed, but the decision was final. By November 1883, a depot site had been chosen and a surveying team led by Charles J. Howard was hard at work platting the new town. They completed their work in early December 1883, laying out 82 blocks for development.
to 5 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 ...King's Road Brewing announces opening date for second location in Medford. The “wheels” portion of the show will include antique, classic and modern muscle cars ... Block party planned in Medford. Join Medford small businesses for a fun-filled community block party from 5 to 8 p.m ... The park is at 86 Union St., in Medford.
Jackie was passionate about her faith and she loved singing in her church choir, had a love for antiques and was a 40-year breast cancer survivor. She was also a gifted event coordinator and was instrumental in establishing the first Antiques and Collectibles show in Medford, OR in 1972... ....
Angela W. Buthker. Angela W. (Bertha) (Sanborn) Buthker, 89, of Wolfeboro, died Saturday, Feb ... Prior to this, she owned and operated a dry cleaning business in Kennebunk, Maine, and co-owned Walker Antiques in MedfordLakes, N.J. She enjoyed antiques, needlework, interior decorating, fishing and animals. Mrs ... Walker (now deceased) ... .