This Zoom program is the second of a 4-part series, “Southern Oregon History: Its People and Places”, and participants do not need to attend all of the programs in the series to participate.
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the newly formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. The majority of these merchants were German-speaking Jews who were first generation European immigrants. By the late 1800s, these individuals helped turn Jacksonville into the commercial, governmental and social hub of Southern Oregon.
Presenter: Carolyn Kingsnorth
After 40 years plus in marketing and organizational management, Carolyn Kingsnorth found an opportunity to tap her B.A. in History when she and her husband settled in historic Jacksonville. Carolyn has immersed herself in local history. She has created numerous tours of the town and of Jacksonville’s Beekman House and Bank museums. Her posts and blogs for Historic Jacksonville appear on Facebook and Instagram and she writes monthly “Pioneer Profiles” for the Jacksonville Review.
Registration required. Register by 10:00 pm on the Sunday before the program date. Registrants will receive Zoom information the day before the program.
Please be advised: If a class needs to be cancelled, registrants will receive an email at least an hour before class. Please check your email prior to attending our classes.