Windows in Time: Believe it or Not: The Strange and Unique Stories of Southern Oregon

Medford, Oregon (November 9, 2017) — History has its strange and unique aspects, even myth-like, depending on the observer. Dennis Powers, local author and historian, presents the 2017 Window’s in Time lecture: Believe It or Not: The Strange and Unique Stories of Southern Oregon, on Wednesday, December 6 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, December 13, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. at both locations.
A sampling of this presentation:
Known for their ability to “sniff out gold” and their antics, the tall-giant Rhoten brothers stood out from the rest.
Drilling for oil happened in Southern Oregon: Where, How, Successful? 
What strange occurrences are said to have occurred at the Oregon Vortex?
Did planes actually have to dodge racecars at Medford’s first airport? 
What are a few stories about the spirits living here—Do you believe this, or Not?
Does Bigfoot really exist—with a large cage actually built to trap it?
Dennis Powers retired as a professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University. He enjoys researching local history with 200 historical radio scripts written for JPR’s “As It Was” and 200-plus for KMED-1440-AM, with his weekly radio show “Past Meets Present” now in its fifth year. Dennis is the author of 22 books, of which his most recent one--Where Past Meets Present: The Amazing People, Places & Stories of Sothern Oregon--is available at the Southern Oregon Historical Society Research Library. All sale proceeds go to the library.
The monthly “Windows in Time” lunchtime lectures are offered free to the public on the first and second Wednesday throughout the year from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. The talks are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please call Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-6996 or visit

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