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
Whitewater Guide Glen Wooldridge Charms Women on the Rogue Laurel Gerkman 3428
Coos Bay Prankster Seeks Election on Slogan “Pirate for President” Valerie Ing 3427
Stage Coach Outruns Flooding Wall of Destruction Lynda Demsher 3426
Mountain Ranch Rents Beds for 25 Cents a Night Laurel Gerkman 3425
Contest Boosts Medford, Ore., Newspaper Subscriptions Sharon Bywater 3424
Rogue River Becomes Perfect Little Town in 1912 Alice Mullaly 3423
It Takes Two Hangings to Kill Siskiyou County Scoundrel Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3422
Martin Peterson Preached, Worked Hard, Suffered Painful Losses Pat Harper 3421
Douglas Memorial Bridge Obstructs Klamath River’s Course Laurel Gerkman 3420
Polish Immigrant Shares Food and Bicycling in Talent, Ore. Luana Loffer Corbin 3419
Holly Theater’s Performance Provides Great Depression Relief Alice Mullaly 3418
Orchard Boom Attracts Rogue Valley Population Growth Luana Loffer Corbin 3417
Enthusiasts Track Emigrant Trails in Five States Kernan Turner 3416
Presidential Candidate Promises to Support Medford Band Maryann Mason 3415
Old Courthouse Building Becomes Jacksonville, Ore., City Hall Sharon Bywater 3414
Jacksonville, Ore., Gets a Proper Courthouse in 1884 Sharon Bywater 3413
Bill Sweet Creates Top Dairy Herd in Langlois, Ore. Laurel Gerkman 3412
California Covets Upper Klamath Basin Water Todd Kepple 3411
Store Owner Found Dead During Oregon Range Wars Lynda Demsher 3410
Early School Districts Consist Mostly of One-Room Schools Alice Mullaly 3409