Monday, October 31, 2011

Jacksonville, Oregon Dressed for Halloween

We avoid urban areas most of the time but I do love small towns, especially the ones that seem caught in a past era.
Southern Oregon has a cluster of three towns.  Medford is the urban commercial hub, a place we avoided.  Ashland is the artistic town, host to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival and Jacksonville is a small town that tries to attract tourists by preserving its early mining town heritage.
















I liked the display in this barber shop window.  Black Bart had been a local stagecoach robber in the nineteenth century and who couldn't enjoy the barbershop memorabilia.
















Do you remember these?  I do.  There was one in front of the local drug store when I was a child.







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16 comments:

EG Wow said...

I like a town that dresses up for Halloween. This one is lucky to have so much memorabilia.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun post for the season, Martha! Love those little towns in Oregon! They do have a lot of color and fun history!

Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

I've been to Jacksonville and love the old western town atmosphere better than the big towns you mentioned. Looks like a perfect place to spend Halloween. Sort of like Kanab. And yes, I do remember the scales of fortune.

Linda Reeder said...

I like Jacksonville. Did you make it out to the cemetery? Very interesting.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you very much for this interesting journey and escape. Please have you all a good new month.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Like you, I love the small rural towns. This one looks like a beaut!

Joyful said...

I like the small town charm.

Genie said...

I love it when the downtown decorates for Halloween and the little children march from store to store for their candies. It is such a festive day. Your images are so happy. They give me that feel good feeling before going to bed. Thanks for the comments. genie

Barb said...

So - you did go to OR? We were going to visit Ashland but cut our trip because of all the rain. I like these old-timey buildings.

Carolyn Ford said...

such a cute Halloween post! Oregon is the place to be for Halloween magic!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Yes, «Louis» remembers the "Character Readings" machines!

Jackie said...

A fascinating little town, I like the pumpkin head lady! The plaque with the info on the two wells and the cistern was interesting, I was able to read most of it.

peter said...

Nice shots..!
Cool Math

BlueShell said...

Magnificent, I say!!!

Judy said...

I DO love that elegant lady taking her tea!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

When we were on our way out of Oregon last week we were talking about all the places we missed going to (and next year we're going to go to -- but we say that every Fall). Anyway we loved visiting J'ville when we lived in Springfield. There used to be a great summer music festival there. Maybe still.

You captured the feel of the town!