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
Gold Beach, Ore., Celebrates Christmas Eve Masquerade Ball Laurel Gerkman 3348
Ashland Pioneers Prepare for Christmas in 1865 Maryann Mason 3347
Heroes Respond to 1894 Silver Lake Christmas Eve Fire Alice Mullaly 3346
Klamath Junction Emerges from Drought-Stricken Emigrant Lake Sharon Bywater 3345
Kenn KnackstedtRecords Southern Oregon in Pictures Alice Mullaly 3344
George Riddle Witnesses Change and Turmoil in Early Oregon Sharon Bywater 3343
Cow Creek Umpquas Befriend First Southern Oregon Settlers Alice Mullaly 3342
Rising Star of Investment Sells Bogus Oregon Mine Shares LYNDA DEMSHER 3341
Medford and Ashland Get Southern Oregon’s Early Elevators MAUREEN FLANAGAN BATTISTELLA 3340
Eastern Star Chapters Grow Rapidly in Southern Oregon Alice Mullaly 3339
Town of Merganser Rivals Linkville, Present-Day Klamath Falls, Ore. Kernan Turner 3338
Huge Hot Water Geyser Erupts in Adel, Ore. in 1959 Luana Loffer Corbin 3337
Ohio Cabinet Maker, Abel Helman, Settles in Ashland, Ore. Sharon Bywater 3336
Anna and Ida Hargrove Record Ashland, Ore., in Pictures Sharon Bywater 3335
Northern California Mining Towns Spring Up in the 1850s Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3334
Chetco Bridge on Coastal U.S. Route 101 Collapses in 1925 Laurel Gerkman 3333
Tolman Creek Road Named after Pioneer James Clark Tolman Kernan Turner 3332
Windy Jantzen Homesteads on Oregon South Coast Laurel Gerkman 3331
Woman Writes Book about Life in the Trinity Alps Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3330
Red Chamberlain’s Horses Pull Power Lines into Place Alice Mullaly 3329