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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home. On the way a stranger stopped him and asked him if he was traveling. The young man had bought a round trip ticket to San Francisco from Toledo Ohio, to attend a Christian Endeavor convention. He found the West so much to his liking that he wished to stay and was willing to sell his train ticket home for $25.00. Heston didn't need to hear anymore, he made up his mind then and there he was going to Michigan University and attend law school.

Martin went at once to a clothing store and purchased a new suit. He then went to the railroad station and took the next train to Toledo, Ohio. From Toledo, he took the inter-urban to Ann Arbor, Michigan. He arrived three days ahead of Yost, and when he met Yost by chance on the corner of Main and Huron Street. Yost booted him playfully in the rear, and asked him what in the devil was he was doing here? Martin's reply was that he was going to the university and study law as Mr. Yost had earlier advised.

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Martin didn't start on the football team at first, because of the seniors on the team who Mr. Yost felt should be given first shot. Martin was finally given his chance to play in the second half against Albion, and scored a touchdown. He didn't start in the next game either. When the third game against Indiana, had been in progress a very few minutes, a chant rose from the bleachers shouting,"We want Heston". The cry kept on and Yost yielded turning to Heston saying, "Well, go in there and show them what you can do. " Walter Shaw the starter who played left halfback the year before, walked off the field and never put his football suit on again.

Heston played regularly at left half for four years piling up an unheard of record of 73 touchdowns. While playing for Michigan, he was also given ... Continued - Page 9

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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.