Southern Oregon Histories
If you don't care for transcribed original documents, here are some predigested histories:
A Pioneer History of Southern Oregon
Venita Daley's eight-part 1948 history.
Pioneering in Southern Oregon
C. B. Watson's history. He only got up to 1853.
Some Capsule Histories of Medford
Short and sweet.
A 1932 History of Medford, Oregon
The Rogue River Indian Wars
Three early histories, from 1863, 1867 and 1878.
Several early, brief histories of Ashland.
The Dollarhide Toll Road
A 1914 history of the road over the Siskiyous.
Alice Applegate Sargent
Her histories of the Indian troubles, the Applegate Trail and the Dollarhide Toll Road.
Pacific Trail Camp-Fires
A rare 1895 book of interviews with Rogue Valley pioneers.
Mary Minerva Hill Dunn's journey across the plains in 1852, then from Salem to Southern Oregon in 1853--along with events of the 1853 Rogue River Indian War.
The Woman Pioneer
Martha Hill Gillette's account of the same events written about by her sister, above.
Last revised July 5, 2019