Southern Oregon is rich with amazing tales about its people, locales and events. Whether you’ve recently moved there, are a long-time resident, or just planning a visit, you’ll find the history and legends of this area as fascinating as those found anywhere in the country.
Historian Dennis Powers has been researching the area for nearly twenty-five years, all while writing hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines and local radio. With continued reference to the area’s prime reporters and historians, the 140 stories selected for this volume connect where the “past meets present” and contain a treasure trove of historical gems.
In these pages you’ll discover the answers to questions such as:
- Who was Two-Bits, the World War II canine hero?
- What Hollywood celebrities have called the area home?
- Which towns started with the discovery of large gold deposits?
- How did businesses such as Mercy Flights, Lithia Motors, ScienceWorks, and Dagoba Chocolate come about?
- When and how did electricity first come to the Rogue Valley?
- Why were there cavemen in Grants Pass?
From town histories to the creative geniuses, athletes, and movers and shakers, to the region’s “golden” past—it’s all here and you’re invited to experience the amazing People, Places & Stories that have made Southern Oregon into what it is today.
|Publisher:||L & R Publishing, LLC|
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About the Author
Dennis Powers was a full-time attorney specializing in business law before turning his concentration to writing nearly three decades ago. He is the author of fifteen published nonfiction books, among other publications, along with numerous fictional, poetry, magazine, and newspaper works. Dennis's maritime series-The Raging Sea, Treasure Ship, Sentinel of the Seas, Taking the Sea, and Tales of the Seven Seas-placed him on national and regional book tours. See www.dennispowersbooks.com for all his works.
A graduate of the Harvard Business School, he is the Professor Emeritus of Business Law at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, where he resides with his wife (Judy), one cat, and libraries of books.
He has written over 200 scripts for Jefferson Public Radio's "As It Was" historical radio program, as well as over 200 historical treatises for his weekly radio program, "Past and Present," on radio station KMED (1440-AM, 106.7-FM). Dennis authored the Images of America: Gold Hill book and assigned all of the royalties to the Gold Hill Historical Society. His ventures into the digital world include the CD (2013) entitled: "Past and Present: What You Might Not Know (But Want To) About Southern Oregon History"(see http://southernoregonpastandpresent.com).