Rogue River Valley, Oregon - Southern Oregon is divided into three main river basins; the Umpqua River, the Rogue River, and the Klamath Basin. The Umpqua meets the Pacific at Reedsport, the Rogue mouth is near Gold Beach, and the Klamath empties at the Redwoods National Park in Northern California. All three rivers have their headwaters in the Cascade Mountains on the slopes of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park. The Rogue River is a designated National Scenic River, and formed much of the backdrop for the Meryl Streep movie "The River Wild." Jet boat trips and white water rafting are very popular.

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Rogue River Valley, Oregon - A beautiful place to visit, a wonderful place to live. Come and find a place to call your own. Southern Oregon is a great place to own a home and grow your family.

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Oregon Cavemen - Oregon Cavemen Inc of Grants Pass

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In 1948 Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York, running for President against Harry S. Truman was scheduled to come into Grants Pass for a campaign speech. The Dewey people were notified of the Cavemen's intention of hi-jacking him off of the bus he was traveling on, and gave approval. When Dewey arrived downtown, the bus was loaded with Cavemen who "arranged" for Dewey's release.

This stunt was photographed and was picked up on the wire in Russia. The Soviet newspaper Pravda published the picture of Governor Dewey surrounded by the Oregon Cavemen and reported about the dominance of Wall Street. The stunt was said by the Russians to be protesting against the Wall Street Moneygogs.

The Oregon Cavemen name was known by at least one of every ten people in the United States during their most active years. The list of famous people who are honorary Cavemen or Cavewomen is long and noteworthy.

All honorary members have to drink the blood of the Saber Tooth Tiger. This is a bottled mixture of tomato juice with something spicy added, disguised by a Skunk hide complete with tail. The bottle mouth is located at the south end of the northbound critter just beneath the tail. After drinking the stuff, you are a member but only after shouting Yahoo and signing your card.

Whenever I pass the statue, I always tip my hat as a way of saying thanks to a great organization and it is my hope that they will continue with their antics for years to come.

By Michael Oaks

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Rogue River Valley, Oregon - The Siskiyou Mountains stretch between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range at the California border. The entire area is more vertical than most other parts of the state, which leads to numerous waterfalls, lots of whitewater rapids, and some spectacular scenery. Rogue River Valley is outside the main population centers of the state and the area has a very rural flavor. Major industries are tourism, wood products and agriculture. The climate is generally milder and more Mediterranean than North Western Oregon. Average rainfallis about 20 % lower and the temperatures are a bit higher.