History lectures focus on pioneer journals

"Wagon Train People" is the next topic in the "Windows in Time" history lecture series offered in partnership between Jackson County Library Services and the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

Lectures are at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave, and Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.

Speaker Tam Moore focuses on the journals of pioneers who came to Oregon between 1840 and 1860. The talk allows audience members to read aloud excerpts from the journals of Thomas F. Royal, founding pastor of the Methodist Church in Jacksonville, and teenager Welborn Beeson, whose family settled in Talent.

Moore, a trustee of Southern Oregon Historical Society and a volunteer at SOHS's Hanley Farm, has taken part in Applegate Trail re-enactments.

The free lunchtime lecture series continues monthly on the first and second Wednesdays throughout the year from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information on the "Windows in Time" series, please call Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-6996 or 541-774-8689, or the Southern Oregon Historical Society at 541-899-8123.

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