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The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised


Jackson County 1904


    Jackson.--Population, 13,628. Jackson County has 199,183 acres in a public reserve, out of a total area of 1,779,662 acres. Of her total area, 1,273,529 acres have passed from the government, leaving a total of 306,952 acres of unappropriated land, of which 229,077 acres are surveyed and 77,875 acres unsurveyed. The latter is timber, grazing and fruit. There is some building stone in the county of an excellent quality. Mining for gold is extensively followed. The land is rolling, mountainous and level. Rogue River furnishes an excellent water power. The roads are good. Some coal is found. Pine and fir timber abound. Rogue River is used for floating logs and lumber. The fuel is wood, which brings from $4 to $6 per cord. Wheat is the principal product. There is a poor house, occupied by fourteen males. The general health is good. Climate fine. County seat, Jacksonville. R. P. Neil, of Medford, Oregon, cut 70 tons of alfalfa hay from 16 acres of land in Jackson County in July 1904. The ground is what is known as the black, sticky land. No irrigation. Jackson County peaches find a ready sale in New York and Boston.
First Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Inspector of Factories and Workshops of the State of Oregon from June 3, 1903 to September 30, 1904, Oregon State Printing Department, 1905, page 90



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