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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Articles from the Historical Society in Josephine County Oregon


Caveman Bridge
The Completion of the Caveman Bridge in Grants Pass, Oregon


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The moment in time was the completion of the Caveman Bridge in 1931 and the removal of the three span 1909 steel bridge. The steel bridge was hauled down river to replace the lower ferry called the Booth Ferry near the mouth of Pickett Creek. It was renamed the Robertson Bridge and was dedicated with pomp and ceremony with Grandma Robertson in attendance in August of 1932. The author, Louise Stokes, was one of the great historical writers for the Daily Courier in the late 20's and early thirties. Continued - Page 2

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The Caveman Bridge Wednesday February 11, 1931
Grants Pass Daily Courier

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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.