are generally happy."
in the luxury of culture. Admission was low, $1 for the ten-day season, in
order to keep the support of the people and make it possible for all to
intersect Siskiyou Boulevard) and a building was started. Before it was
finished, however, Portland University withdrew its offer. Under the
leadership of Professor W.T. VanScoy, and with funds raised by the citizens
of Ashland, the building was finished, furnished and renamed Southern Oregon
State Normal School. In 1899, the state accepted the property and endowed
Club. They raised money to buy land on Siskiyou Boulevard between Liberty
and Beach Streets so it could be developed into a triangular park, they
inaugurated a system of small parks in town, and they were instrumental in
getting the landscaped strip down the center of Siskiyou Boulevard and shade
trees planted in residential park rows.
was during the 1920s, however, that many of Ashland's "great visions of
the future" began to fade.
failed (this has been attributed to many things, including the advent of the
bathtub in the home and motorized travel, plus the building of outdoor
swimming pools), and Chautauqua faded into nothing. The tabernacle was
abandoned, the dome crumbled, weeds grew and the walls flaked off in chunks.
on October 11, 1923, when the DeAutremont Brothers blew up Train No. 13 in
Tunnel No. 13 on the Siskiyou
Mountains. The brothers -- Roy, Ray and Hugh -- shot and killed three
trainmen and a postal clerk when they dynamited the mail car, which was so
badly damaged that they were unable to collect any loot from the smoking,
steaming tunnel where the attack took place.
rum-runner. The runner's car carried thirty-five cases of liquor, a cargo
valued at 3,000.
backing and dedication of winter sports enthusiasts and businessmen who felt
there was economic potential in an expanded tourist season.
according to National Register criteria. Indexed volumes of inventory sheets
and qualitative evaluation material are available for City staff and public