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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per day. Martin's co-worker became ill because of the summer heat and Martin felt that he could carry on alone which he did for $2.50 per day.

The area of the wheat fields was from 200 to 500 acre's. The combine harvester's were very large and heavy and were pulled by thirty-six horses.

This all happened for Martin in the summer of 1899, earning him enough money to pay his tuition and buy his books for the second year along with some new clothes for good measure. He hired out as a porter in a second class hotel on Santa Clara Street, cleaning floors and polishing cuspidors and receiving his room and board as pay. The football team was quite successful that 1899 season, winning all but the game against the University of California.

A Miss Daniels, whom Martin had become acquainted with, was a University of Michigan graduate and was teaching literature at San Jose. She soon began to encourage Martin to go to the University of Michigan. She also introduced him to a lawyer who was a University of Michigan alumnus. He too wanted Martin to go to Michigan. The 1900 football season was a huge success.

A conference was formed that year, consisting of three state normal schools and seven of the largest high schools in the state. San Jose won all of their games, but had to play Chico State Normal, also unbeaten. The championship depended on this last game. The game ended in a 6 - 6 tie with the decision to play off the tiebreaker three weeks later.

After one-week practice the San Jose quarterback, Billy Meese, suggested trying to get Fielding M Yost who had finished the season as coach for Stanford University. They wanted him to coach the last two weeks before the playoff game. Heston and Meese went to Stanford University to talk with Yost about the job. Yost accepted the temporary coaching position for his room and board. He taught the team the single wingback and placed Heston at the tailback position. The game was played and San Jose won 46 to 0. ... Continued - Page 7

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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.