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Come join us to celebrate the season!
The Josephine County Historical Society presents a variety
of Living History programs, some with re-enactments and others with just simple
talks about the growth of Grants
Pass. November 21st, Joan Momsen spoke
to a Red Hat group at Roux 26. There were about a dozen women and Joan just
sat down at the table and told of the establishment of Grants Pass along “G” Street while they ate
Joan, in purple, has a quick photo taken as the ladies get ready to depart.
Meet Armadillo Mining Shop
Having over twenty years of various mining experience in both placer and hard rock mining has helped Armadillo understand the needs of their customers. Having spent several years "dredging for a living" helps them understand the pitfalls that fellow miners may encounter. They strive to offer good advice on buying the right equipment for each customer's needs and budget whether it is a complete gold dredging setup or parts for the "Do-It-Yourselfer". They are the experts in Gold Dredging, Gold Prospectors, Gold Pans.
Visit Armadillo Mining Shop's
To see the entire board of directors for 2014, please click on the photo.
They're CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP!
We are closing out some of our spiral bound books since we have been able to replace them with softcover books.
They are being sold on a first come basis and quantities are limited, so you'll need to act fast!
These books have been discounted 50%:
Grants Pass Centennial Notes - sale price $7.50
The Mythical State of Jefferson - sale price $8.00
110 Years With Josephine - sale price $13.50
Sailors' Diggings - sale price $5.00
Indian Wars of the Rogue River - sale price $12.50
Give us a call at 541 479-7827 or stop by the Research Library, 512 SW 5th Street, Grants PassWe're open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday through Friday
Come see our new, beautiful books!
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of historic photos are for sale through the Josephine County Historical
Society, and now you can view and purchase them online! |
These historic records of our early discoverers and settlers make great wall displays when framed, and cover everything from gold panning, dredging, arrastras, and mines to railroads, historic buildings, sites and signs, towns, dams, bridges, ferries, sawmills, pioneer families and schools.
They are available through several different mediums; printed black & white photos, mailed to you on a disc or emailed. Most of the catalogue is available for viewing online, and can be ordered and paid for online, or you can print out an order form to send with your check. Shipping is free!
Just click on the photo above to see what's available.
Have you read a good book lately?
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From our blog...
Local food that is grown on rich,
fertile soil in the Rogue Valley can be seen growing at Fort Vannoy
Farms. Nothing tastes better than fresh fruits, berries, and vegetables
that have just been picked. From hoop houses to row crops to fields full of the
tastiest corn, Fort Vannoy Farms has all of the fresh
produce you will need. When you buy locally grown food, you are
doing something proactive to preserve the agricultural lands and you are
supporting the local farmers. Local food builds community!
Caveman Heating & Air Conditioning
Owners Alan and Stacy Martin and their staff at Caveman Heating & Air Conditioning work diligently to make sure you get exactly what you need at a reasonable price. Their business offers a full range of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services including geo-thermal and radiant floor systems.
They have a team of trained, friendly service professionals that service all brands and types of equipment.
The company is very involved as a trade ally of Energy Trust of Oregon and other similar programs guiding customers through the paperwork that is required to receive the rebates.
Caveman Heating & Air Conditioning are proud supporters of various school programs and other organizations throughout the valley.
1010 SE Milbank Road
Grants Pass, OR 97526541 476-0009
Gates Home Furnishings
Gates Jr. established Gates Furniture in Grants Pass, Oregon in 1946. The
original 5000 square foot store was located on the corner of 7th and H Street.
In 1952, George’s wife Lois assumed the position of store manager after George
contracted polio, which left him a quadriplegic confined to respiratory
Nick Gates, Giff's son, is the next generation of the Gates family to be in the family business, and his dad says, "To see my son Nick enter his third year in the business is very gratifying as his passion may even exceed mine."
Gates Furniture has gone through many changes over the years. It’s gone from
5,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, expanded to larger buildings and it’s
even changed its name to Gates Home Furnishings. What hasn’t changed in over 60
years is the stores commitment to its employees, its customers and its
700 SW 6th Street
| Hull & Hull Funeral Directors|
Serving Josephine County since 1928
Virgil E. Hull, the founding father of Hull & Hull, moved to Grants Pass with his parents, when he was just 10 years old. After graduating from Grants Pass High School in 1926, he traveled to Ohio to study at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, earning his degree just two years later.
Returning to this area shortly after graduating, Virgil established Hull & Hull Funeral Directors, at Sixth & I Streets in Grants Pass. His business partner was his cousin, Ben; it’s been a family owned business from the very beginning.
Virgil and his wife Esther gave birth to four sons; their son Virgil F. "Fred" Hull became the second generation to join the firm, and in 1964 Fred's wife Diane joined the team.
Their children, Kirk and Kendra, came on board as the third generation of the Hull family, and in 1982 they started Southern Oregon Cremation Services.
Three wonderful generations since 1928! You don't get there unless you treat people right, and they do!
612 NW "A" Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
| Plaza Quilting & Sewing Center|
Grants Pass, OR 97526
GLASS SERVICE specializes in commercial and residential installations,
replacements, and retrofitting for windows, screens, storefronts, mirrors, tub
and shower enclosures, tabletops, patio doors, and much more. Their mission is
to provide every customer with superior glass and screen products along with
exceptional sales and service. They have been in business since 1981 and pride
themselves on providing the largest selection of glass and screens in Grants
Pass and surrounding areas.|
On any size job large or small they offer fast, prompt, & courteous service. On auto they guarantee no leaks! On homes they offer quality windows, doors, mirrors, shower doors. On Auto's & RV's, insurance work is their specialty. They are glass specialists when it comes to motor homes. They offer excellent service on store fronts: plate glass, windows & doors, insulated glass, screens, polycarbonate, plexiglass. They also offer one day service in most cases.
1886 Demeray Drive
Grants Pass, OR 97526
| Roe Motors GM|
Roe Motors is a family owned and operated Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealership that has been serving Southern Oregon since 1983. Their philosophy is to take great care of their customers while giving back to the community they serve.
201 NE 7th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
| Rough and Ready Lumber Company|
Rough and Ready is the only remaining sawmill in Josephine and Jackson counties. During the early 1940's there were more than two dozen sawmills operating in the Illinois Valley alone. Rough and Ready's success is remarkable when you consider all of the government controls working against them.
Perpetua Forests Company, a sister company of Rough and Ready Lumber celebrated a milestone last winter when they plant their millionth seedling.
Cave Junction, OR 97523
| Southern Oregon Sanitation|
Southern Oregon Sanitation is a 60-year-old, family owned and operated business specializing in waste management systems. The firm’s key component is in residential waste. With 24,000 customers and the motto “Anything people want to get rid of, we want to be the solution,” the SOS team has not only established itself as the neighborhood garbage company, but also a pro-active business concerned about the environment. For example, the SOS management team has partnered with local businesses and organizations to promote safe and green waste systems. Partners include the DEQ, Rogue Waste and Sparc Enterprises, among others.Over the years, SOS Sanitation has significantly increased its capacity to serve Josephine County and surrounding areas, including territories in Jackson County. The goal is to consistently develop approaches to waste management that are efficient, cost effective and sustainable.