Dating medford oregon
The establishment of the post office led to the incorporation of Medford as a town by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 24, 1885, The beginning of the 20th century was a transitional period for the area.
Medford built a new steel bridge over Bear Creek to replace an earlier one which washed away three years before.
In the late spring/early summer the snow on the slopes of Mount Mc Loughlin melt away into a formation called the "angel wings," which Native American tribes interpreted as an osprey, an indicator of the beginning of salmon run.
Medford sits in a rain shadow between the Cascade Range and Siskiyou Mountains called the Rogue Valley.
The nearest interstate highway is I-5, which runs northwest-southeast through the center of the city.
In fact, a study completed in 1999 found that 45% of vehicles entering I-5 from north Medford heading south exited in south Medford, just three miles (5 km) away.Nearby cities include Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Ashland, Roseburg, Redding (California), and Crescent City (California).Medford is 229 miles (369 km) from Salem, the capital of Oregon.Before the work stopped, the Greyhound Bus depot was moved and 0,000 was spent replacing water lines.The Commons is anchored by the new corporate headquarters of Lithia Motors, Inc. Included in The Commons are two public park blocks slated to be informal public gathering areas as well as an area for special events such as the farmer's market.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.74 square miles (66.67 km The Pacific Ocean is about 75 miles (121 km) west of the city, and is the nearest coast.