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      Jacksonville Woodlands History Tour in Jacksonville

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      April 20, 2019

      Saturday  11:00 AM

      899 W California St
      Jacksonville, Oregon 97530

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      Jacksonville Woodlands History Tour

      REGISTRATION will open on April 1st at 6am. You won’t want to miss this fabulous tour through the Woodlands in Jacksonville with funny, inspiring, and knowledgeable leader, Larry Smith. This is a four-mile hike through Jacksonville’s Historic Rich Gulch Mining District and descent into French Gulch to view a reestablished hydraulic mining display and water cannon. The three-hour hike will also include the Chinese Diggings and Panorama Point and if time allows a partial hike on the Petard Water Ditch Trail. Larry will discuss how the miners changed the forests around Jacksonville and the group will be able to view a number of “Glory Holes” that proved to be far from glorious. Larry Smith is a local school teacher and a longtime resident and board member of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association. The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy holds seven conservation easements on lands owned by the City of Jacksonville that are part of the Jacksonville Woodlands and Trails system. Learn more at Guide: Larry SmithFocus: Cultural and Natural History, Development of the WoodlandsLimit: 20Meeting Location: Jacksonville, Oregon. Meeting location and directions will be emailed upon registration.Difficulty: Up to 4 miles of relatively flat walking on broad, well-maintained trails. Back to Hike Series web page. Photo by of Lloyd Smith at

      Categories: Outdoors & Recreation

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