Southern Oregon Smokejumpers

Stories of Southern Oregon The Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA) is a digital library with thousands of scanned images and documents. These collections are curated, digitized, and made available to the public on the Hannon Library website . Our newest SODA collection, Stories of Southern Oregon, archives generations of regional history and the life stories […]

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When Timber Was King

Jeff LaLande presents “When Timber Was King: The Rise and Decline of Southern Oregon’s Timber Industry” on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4 pm at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library (Meese Room). This event is free and open to the public. In the early days, men felled the big trees with just an axe and […]

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Pear Box Labels Tell the Story

Sue Naumes presents “Pear Box Labels: the History of the Rogue Valley” Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 4 pm at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library (Meese Room). This event is free and open to the public. Pear box labels tell the story of Southern Oregon’s agricultural history, its economic wealth and, thanks to Sue Naumes, […]

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The Right to Wine

Had any good wine lately? If so, you can thank the 21st Amendment for that. On December 5, 1933, the United States Congress passed the 21st Amendment, putting an end to the Prohibition Era. Once again, Americans could buy, sell, and consume alcoholic beverage. Now, more than eighty years later, many Oregonians have made the […]

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