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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the University of Michigan and Grants Pass proud, but every sports minded kid in the nation held him in awe as well. One of the greatest tributes ever paid to Willie Heston, and there were many, was the tribute paid to him in 1928 by the very popular sports writer of the day, Grantland Rice. It reflected the sentiments of anyone who can remember watching him play.

What's that is someone kidding me?
Has time flown back beyond the years?
Where vanished youth still hears again
The roaring echo of old cheers?
The surging line gets under way
The charging tackles and the guards,
As Sweeney's spirals split the sky,
And Heston runs for forty yards.

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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.