WIN A HISTORIC GOLD MINE!
Overlooking the famous Rogue RiverWinner of the grand prize "PYX" mine will receive title by quitclaim deed from the Josephine County Historical Society
Just 12 miles from the
historic Zane Grey cabin, where the author wrote Rogue River Feud
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Meet Armadillo Mining Shop
One of Our Business Supporters!
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.
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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.
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.
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From our blog...
| We are now offering the following vintage books for sale:|
Bound volumes of
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine
We have several volumes of these from the later part of the 1800's to the early 1900's.
Please give us a call at 541 479-7827 for further details and prices.
| “Nine Views of the Klamath- Siskiyous”
Learn for Free at Siskiyou Field Institute – On Friday Nights!See the Klamath-Siskiyou through nine different lenses during their Friday night presentations. Find a comfortable chair by their fireside and explore, guided by speakers, discussion groups and films. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
To find out more click here or download a flyer.
Introducing - Clouds and Quilts Presentation
Leon Hunsaker, JCHS member and meteorologist, is sponsoring a special fundraiser for the benefit of the Historical Society. The second floor of Leon's home in Hugo has been turned into a sort of museum.
The walls and ceiling of one room is covered with weather maps, showing storm tracks on particular dates in history; there are framed newspaper articles, with accounts of historic floods or wildfires. There's an old promotional photo of Leon during his TV weatherman days.
The other upstairs room is filled with his late wife Margaret's collection of beautiful quilts she made. She was a champion quilter, and a "remarkable woman."
Downstairs, a giant map of California is installed on a wall in the dining room, surrounded by charts showing historic rainfall numbers and the position of the jet stream as it hit California on certain dates long ago. The map is laminated so Leon can draw on it as he explains why he believes the great flood of 1862 which drowned Sacramento could happen again.
Leon is willing to give a tour of "Clouds and Quilts" in exchange for a $10 donation to support the Historical Society. By reservation only, call us at 541 479-7827 to schedule a visit with Leon at his home for a very informative and interesting presentation.
Take a hike on:
The Happy Camp Trail
Take a look at one of the historic pack trails of the Siskiyous.
Courtesy of Justin Rohde
Thanks to all our members who have supported us by using "Shop for Museums" when making online purchases. We have just received our first check from
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They have recently added over 100 new store partners; now you can support us with FREE donations when you shop online for apparel, travel and everything in between. Just start each shopping trip at ShopforMuseums.com and select Josephine County Historical Society as your museum partner.
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