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Southern Oregon Experience

Southern Oregon Experience: History vignettes about the people and events that have shaped our region’s past and present.

Episode 4: Wolf Creek Hippies

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Wolf Creek Hippies

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In 1969, nearly a dozen communes formed in the Sunny Valley/Wolf Creek area by those trying to find a new way of living, leaving the violence and pressure of city living behind, to listen to the forest, breath deep, and look within.

Episode 3: Grants Pass Gladiolus Parade

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Grants Pass Gladiolus Parade

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In the 1930’s there were three big flower festivals on the West Coast: the Pasadena Rose Parade, the Portland Rose Parade, and the Grants Pass Gladiolus Parade. The parade featured a court of princesses and a Gladiolus Queen who traveled to other town parades to advertise the region’s Gladiolus industry.

Episode 2:  The Oregonian Cavemen

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The Oregon Cavemen

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In 1922, The Oregon Cavemen were founded to encourage tourism.

Episode 1: Chinese Miners

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Chinese Miners

1:15
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During the 1850’s Gold Rush many Chinese came to what is now Josephine County to mine gold for others.  After the Rush, many Chinese workers stayed and bought gold claims from a white miner who thought them “mined out” and became wealthy by the standards of the era.