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Southern Oregon History Week
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Southern Oregon Public Television will be presenting Southern Oregon History Week, scheduled for April 27 through May 3, 2008. This week-long televised celebration of Oregon’s rich history will include broadcasts of seven different historical programs over seven nights. The presentation will also be supported by "History Minute" short subjects that lead up to and follow Southern Oregon History Week.
Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 PM:
The fascinating story of Crater Lake weaves together the chronicles of Native Americans and European settlers with a truly gripping race through the politics of conservation at the turn of the century. Here, the story of Crater Lake is told in crystal-clear, high-definition cinematography moving from local myths to scientific, 3-D animations showing the formation of the lake in all its volcanic glory.
Monday, April 28 at 7:30 PM:
Early settlers coming to Oregon crossed vast plains, foreboding mountains, and hot deserts only to find their biggest challenge — navigating the dangerous Columbia River. Inspired to find an alternative route, immigrants founded the Applegate Trail in 1846. A SOUTH ROAD TO OREGON: The History of the Applegate Trail traces the construction and controversy surrounding this long, treacherous southern branch of the Oregon Trail from Fort Hall, Idaho through parts of Nevada, California, and southern Oregon into the settlements of the lush Willamette Valley.
Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 PM:
A 30 minute travel documentary that features four very different logging museums located within the state of Oregon. It has as its mission "to motivate the people of Oregon to relive the glory days of logging with visits to museums and exhibits around the state."
Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 PM:
This documentary chronicles the transformation of rural southern Oregon during WWII. At the onset of war in Europe, the need for training facilities was growing rapidly. One of the sites chosen was an area just outside of Medford, Oregon. Combined with a work force and abundant building material the Army Corp of Engineers and local contractors transformed the property into a city of 35,000. The economy boomed and Southern Oregon was changed over night. This program was produced in cooperation with The Camp White Museum.
Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 PM:
Captain John F. Hampshire joined the Flying Tigers as a member of the Untied States Army Air Corps in the fall 1942. He was shot down and killed in China at the age of twenty-four after destroying a record number of enemy aircraft within a few short months. He has been listed as the number two ace in that field. This documentary features Johnny’s life from his boyhood in Grants Pass to his dramatic last air battle. Through his life we are able to see a time in American history as it relates to one brave young man and the community he grew up in.
Friday, May 2 at 7:30 PM:
August 7, 1959: A sleepy town in Oregon is awakened by fire. Spectators are drawn to the center of town not knowing the worst is yet to come. Rescue workers rush to the scene only to be among the first victims of a series of terrible explosions. Before the night is over everything within a 50-block radius of a single explosive-packed truck is in ruins. When the firestorm finally dies down, Roseburg and its citizens are changed forever. An award-winning film.
Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 PM:
Oregon legislator, John Dellenback, made such a powerful impression on other U.S. representatives during his tenure in Washington in the 1960s and ’70s that he came away with the nickname "St. John." Find out what motivated and formed this man of faith and conscience. A complex and inspiring portrait of a legendary man and also of a commitment to living life in service to one’s community.
Funding provided in part by the Oregon Heritage Commission  (Kyle Jansson, Coordinator).
This publication was supported with assistance from the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Points of view are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Oregon.
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