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100 Lance Drive, Colonial Valley, Grants Pass, OR  97526 - MLS# 52926207 Want a view from the top? This is it! This 2,500 square foot home with a fabulous view rests on a flat plateau at the end of a private road, overlooking the magnificent Colonial Valley. Grants Pass' most desired area. This t...
View Property For Sale - Home with Five Acres - Grants Pass, Oregon               MLS# 52926207 Want a view from the top?  This is it!                                     This 2,500 square foot home with View Property rests on a flat plateau at the end of a private road, overlooking the magnifice...
AMERICA'S EAGLE IS TIRED! While on an exceptional vacation in South Dakota last month, I was struck  by something I had not noticed in previous visits. I see a large granite eagle resting on George Washington's right shoulder.  Mentioning it to other tourists, everyone had the same surprise. It's...
  The Josephine County Historical Society is happy to announce their new Online Bookshop and much more!     Over the past several months they have been hard at work creating a new and user-friendly website.  If you haven't had a chance to look at it yet, just click here, and you'll find yourself...
The Josephine County Historical Society is pleased to announce their 2011 Graveyard Tour!     Come join us for a step back in time as our Living History Players make "pioneer spirits come alive!"     The Graveyard Tour takes place at the Oddfellows/Masonic Cemetery in Grants Pass on Saturday, Oc...
Lucky July 2011 July in 2011 has: 5 Fridays 5 Saturdays 5 Sundays This happens once every 823 years.   Chinese Feng Shui says pass it on, or you will have money troubles the rest of the year.
Flag Day, June 14, is the anniversary of the day on which the Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States in 1777.  Americans have been observing this day since 1897. This flag was in use from June 14, 1777 to  May 1, 1795    President Woodrow Wil...
Karuk Tribe Members Enroll in Redwood Highway Marathon  The following is an Associated Press release dated June 2, 1927: "Grants Pass, Ore., --Eight runners of the Karuk tribe of the lower Klamath region are in training here for the longest marathon on record to be run over the Redwood highway fr...
Don't Anger Your Trees! We've all heard that plants can feel pain, but can they also think?   Possibly true! When we were selling our home in Beaverton, Oregon three years ago, I was cutting away extra shrubs and bushes to improve the curb appeal. This particular bush had grown quite large, and i...
On this June 6th, I was writing a story of a friends' landing on Normandy, and I recalled a story told me by a German soldier about the bombing of Berlin. Since the Normandy Invasion was the beginning of the end for the Nazis, and the Bombing of Berlin was the culmination, I thought I'd tell this...

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