Talent, Oregon (Images of America Series)

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In the early 1850s, the Rogue Valley's ancient inhabitants were forced into war by the arrival of transitory miners looking for the quickest way to get rich. The miners along Wagner Creek scoured every nook and cranny but discarded the real riches in the productive soil. The first white settlers of Talent traded the gold pan for the plow and claimed the best land in the valley to build a community that continues today. Farmers and their families depended on the soil and sun for their livelihood. Years of ...
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Overview

In the early 1850s, the Rogue Valley's ancient inhabitants were forced into war by the arrival of transitory miners looking for the quickest way to get rich. The miners along Wagner Creek scoured every nook and cranny but discarded the real riches in the productive soil. The first white settlers of Talent traded the gold pan for the plow and claimed the best land in the valley to build a community that continues today. Farmers and their families depended on the soil and sun for their livelihood. Years of improvement followed and life progressed to a now bygone rhythm—the school bell rang, train whistles blew, hammers pounded, violins played, and mothers called their children for supper. The images in this book celebrate Talent residents' pride in what they built, worked for, amused themselves with, and loved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738571461
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/20/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,556,269
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Wright has lived in Oregon for over 27 years researching the history of the state's southern region. An expert family-history researcher and specialist in vintage photographs, she is the editor of the Historacle, director of the Talent Historical Society, and founder of Wright Research and Archives. The photographs showcased in this work are from the Talent Historical Society and private collections.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Since I haven't purchased the book, it's difficult to tell you w

    Since I haven't purchased the book, it's difficult to tell you what I felt about it.  However, this is Barnes & Nobles...I would have thought you could catch a rather large error..  You have the author at the top listed as John Wright and under "Meet the Author", you have Jan Wright...not only is it an error in names, they're different sexes.  Maybe HER book would sell better if the name was correct!

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