As It Was

SOHS and Jefferson Public Radio volunteers wrote over 3000 As It Was stories that were produced by JPR and presented five days a week over many years . This page presents links to the full text of many of the stories, plus links to the JPR audio versions.
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Title Author Episode
Man Seeking Inheritance Dies Before His Time Sharon Bywater 3388
Steamboat Creek Takes Name from Mining Jargon Emily Blakely 3387
Yule Handbill Spreads Wartime Alarm through Medford, Ore. Kernan Turner 3386
Author Matthea Hilda Thorseth Montgomery Dies in Ashland at 100 Sharon Bywater 3385
Shorty Noble Leaves Name on Trail to the River Lynda Demsher 3384
Rogue Valley Orchard Boom Goes Bust after 1912 Alice Mullaly 3383
Daredevil Thrills Spectators, Parachutes from Hot Air Balloon Luana (Loffer) Corbin 3382
Meet Mary Adams Peacock: Dressmaker, Muleskinner and Hotelier Laurel Gerkman 3381
Liberty Park Neighborhood Rises on Rabbit Scrubland Alice Mullaly 3380
Shasta Children Hide Like Fawns in the Woods from Modoc Warriors Lisa Gioia 3379
Close Inspection Reveals Fake Headstones in Cemetery Luana (Loffer) Corbin 3378
Women Promote Safe Skating on Klamath Reclamation Canal Todd Kepple 3377
Hanley Arboretum Takes Name from Garden Club Activist Maureen Flanagan Battistella 3376
Frank Colvin Makes Fishing a Lifetime Endeavor Laurel Gerkman 3375
Settlers’ House Doubles as Fortified Fort Hay near Selma, Ore. LYNDA DEMSHER 3374
Alfa Addition Meets Demand for Housing in Ashland, Oregon Maureen Flanagan Battistella 3373
Sailor Marries Indian Girl Who Rescued Him from Captors Laurel Gerkman 3372
Grenade Blows Up Car Pursued by Crater Lake Ranger Kernan Turner 3371
Lumber Workers Ride Ewauna Lake Steamboat to Work Todd Kepple 3370
Wily Agents Lie in Wait for Buyers Looking for Forest Land Alice Mullaly 3369