The Famous Rogue River Grants Pass Oregon!
Posted at 5:02 pm by 1909ventilo, on August 25, 2010
Early hudson bay hunters and trappers, following the siskyou trail , passed through the site beginning in the 1820s. In the late 1840s, settlers (mostly American) following the Applegate trail, began traveling through the area on their way to the Willamette Valley. The name was selected to honor General Ulysses S. Grant‘s success at Vicksburg. Grants Pass post office was established on March 22, 1865. The city of Grants Pass was incorporated in 1887, a year after it had become the county seat.
Grants Pass is also the birth place of Dutch Bros. Coffee which began at the “coffee house” on the corner of D and 6th streets in downtown Grants Pass. Brothers Travis and Dane Boersma started the franchise in 1992 and it quickly spread throughout the region.
It is also the birthplace of OnlineAuction.com which began in the historic building located at 120 SW Jstreet. Founder and CEO Chris Fain resides in Grants Pass.
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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