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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
Southern Oregon Towns Experiment with Acoustic Telephones Sharon Bywater 3532
Once Bustling Mill Town of Upton, Calif., Has Short Life Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3531
Bank Robbers Randomly Kill 17 in Sailors’ Diggings, Ore. Lynda Demsher 3530
Newspaper Offers Glimpse of Early South Coast Life Laurel Gerkman 3529
Steamer Links Klamath Falls to Fort Klamath via Wood River Kernan Turner 3528
McCormick Saeltzer Co. Becomes Redding’s Major Retailer Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3527
Indian Killer Builds Kelsey National Recreation Trail Lynda Demsher 3526
Girl from the Bronx Moves to Lakeview, Ore. Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3525
Trained Teacher/Lawyer Excels at Stunt Flying Luana (Loffer) Corbin 3524
Etta Soulé Grows Up in Little Shasta Valley, Calif. Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3523
Woman Becomes Fire Chief in Butte Falls, Ore. Alice Mullaly 3522
Alfred F. Ross Serves Shasta County as Superior Court Judge Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3521
Girl Treasures Salvaged Bust from 1895 Ship Wreck Laurel Gerkman 3520
Deer Seeks Ill-Fated Shelter Inside Hollow Tree Kernan Turner 3519
Adella Weaver Relates Early Life in Yreka, Calif. Gail Fiorini-Jenner 3518
Dogs Compete for Role in “Two Gentlemen of Verona” Alice Mullaly 3517
Bandon, Ore., Has Surprising French Connection Sharon Bywater 3516
Railroad Arrival Brings Boom to Klamath Falls, Ore. Todd Kepple 3492
Canadian Fur Trappers Build Fort McKay on the Umpqua River Emily Blakely 3491
Maude Walker Grows Up on the Oregon South Coast Laurel Gerkman 3490