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In the early 1850s, the Rogue Valley's ancient inhabitants were forced into war by the arrival of transitory miners looking for the quickest way to get rich. The miners along Wagner Creek scoured every nook and cranny but discarded the real riches in the productive soil. The first white settlers of Talent traded the gold pan for the plow and claimed the best land in the valley to build a community that continues today. Farmers and their families depended on the soil and sun for their livelihood. Years of improvement followed and life progressed to a now bygone rhythm—the school bell rang, train whistles blew, hammers pounded, violins played, and mothers called their children for supper. The images in this book celebrate Talent residents' pride in what they built, worked for, amused themselves with, and loved.
ISBN: 9780738571461
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jan Wright has lived in Oregon for over 27 years researching the history of the state's southern region. An expert family-history researcher and specialist in vintage photographs, she is the editor of the Historacle, director of the Talent Historical Society, and founder of Wright Research and Archives. The photographs showcased in this work are from the Talent Historical Society and private collections.