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Windows in Time: “Newswatch ‘65”

 
 
         Local historian Ben Truwe presents the 2017 Windows in Time Lecture, “Newswatch ’65,” on Wednesday, August 1 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, August 8 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, from 12pm-1pm at both locations.
 
         The presentation features local television news clips, all filmed in the Rogue Valley by KOBI during 1965. You'll see the Shady Cove jet-boat ferry across the Rogue River; progress on replacing the bridge swept away by the 1964 flood; testing the new Mount Ashland chair lift; interiors of Medford's Carnegie Library; Medford police training for riot duty; the Rogue River Rooster Crow; and Jacksonville Pioneer Days, all filmed in glorious black and white. And, the mystery of the free coconut meat will be solved before your disbelieving eyes!
 
         The monthly “Windows in Time” lunchtime lectures are offered free to the public on the first and second Wednesday throughout the year. Talks are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at 541-773-6536 or sohs.org; or the Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679 or jcls.org.
 
 
Image to right: 1965 SOHS Film 0033 3-9-1965 Medford Bicycle Inspection at Jefferson Elementary 
 

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