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The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised


Jackson County News: 1857


    SURVEYS OF DONATION CLAIMS IN OREGON.--The Surveyor General of Oregon has transmitted to the General Land Office eleven plats of surveys of the claims situated in the southern portion of Oregon, upon Gold River, a tributary of Rogue River, and the vicinity of Jacksonville.
    The business of the General Land Office in Oregon, by the by, is progressing most satisfactorily, we hear, which goes to show that the Surveyor General out there, Mr. John O. Zeiber, is a man of much energy and business capacity.
Evening Star, Washington, D.C., August 18, 1857, page 2  The Territorial Legislature attempted to change the name of the Rogue River to "Gold River" in 1854. It was not a tributary.


    We learn that the sheriff of Josephine Co., on his way to this city with three sentenced prisoners, on Tuesday, at Salem, was forced to shoot one of them in attempting to make his escape. The shot proved fatal.
Oregon Weekly Times, Portland, November 28, 1857, page 2; NARA Series M234 Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs 1824-81, Reel 611 Oregon Superintendency, 1858-1857, frame 78.


LYCURGUS JACKSON,
United States Dist. Clerk for Jackson Co.
Office--in Jacksonville, O.T.
August 19, 1854.
Oregon Weekly Times, Portland, November 28, 1857, page 4; NARA Series M234 Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs 1824-81, Reel 611 Oregon Superintendency, 1858-1857, frame 83.


    The bill to incorporate the Siskiyou wagon road company was read a second time, and on motion of Mr. Drain was referred to committee on roads and highways.
"Territorial Legislature," Weekly Oregonian, Portland, December 26, 1857, page 1


    THE WAY THE MONEY GOES.--There is now at the Auditor's Office, in Washington, D.C., a box, some three feet square, containing vouchers of accounts allowed by the Commission on the Rogue River (Oregon) War claims to the amount of six millions of dollars. Some of the items consist of hay at two hundred dollars per ton.
Daily Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, December 23, 1857, page 1



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