Josephine County Historical Society As many as 5,000 people swarmed Grants Pass' newly graded airfield on June 15, 1919, to witness the arrival of four Curtiss Jenny JN-4H biplanes, one carrying Oregon Gov. Ben Olcott, that were flying from Portland to Sacramento, California. Based at Mather Field, a training base for World War I pilots, the planes were on their way home after starring at Portland's Rose Festival.
By Scott Stoddard of the Daily Courier
Only months after Germany had surrendered to end World War I, a fixation on flight swept over Grants Pass.
It was June 1919, and for years, the locals had read reports from the war's front lines in the Daily Courier, stories that detailed dogfights where pilots, both friend and foe, met their maker above the trenches on the Western Front. Read More »
The Haul in downtown Grants Pass is looking to expand its outdoor seating area with new wood racks and permanent awnings, though Parks and Community Development Director Lora Glover said there could be an issue with right-of-way access on the current sidewalk.
By Sean Bassinger of the Daily Courier
New outdoor awnings for The Haul downtown could be on the way now that special permission has been given by the city's Historical Buildings and Sites Commission.
The Grants Pass downtown historic district underwent a huge expansion in 2016, and with it the Historical Buildings commission also saw a sizeable increase it its regulatory role. Read More »
BREEAUNA GENAW PHOTOGRAPHY Billy Lund (center) poses with bandmates (from left) Aaron Price, Dina Press, Brandon Glasscock and Jim Friend. Billy Lund and Whiskey Weekend opens the Grants Pass Concerts in the Park series on Tuesday.
By Kathleen Alaks of the Daily Courier
The Grants Pass Concerts in the Park series opens Tuesday with the popular Southern Oregon country band Billy Lund and Whiskey Weekend.
"Expect to have a great time and be ready to sing along and dance," Lund said via email about the upcoming concert.
The five-piece band plays classic and modern country music — "from the '80s to current stuff" — along with some originals.
Tuesday's concert is at 6:30 p.m. in Riverside Park and it's free. Read More »
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The mountains circling Grants Pass can feel like old friends that we see every day. But how much do you know about them? Ever wonder what those mountains are called, and why? The Daily Courier has compiled names and their origins, along with other information, for most of them within sight in an interactive project.
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