Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jewish History of Jacksonville, Oregon

One of my garage sale finds this weekend was a study of minorities in the early history of Jackson County, OR, specifically Chinese, African-American and Jewish. The study was not bound but rather in a folder with photographs on one side and text in the other. While all three sections are fascinating, I decided to pursue the history of my landsmen with a visit to the old gold mining town of Jacksonville, about a 20 minute drive from home. Pictured above is the Fisher Brothers store built in 1856 on the site of J'villes first trading tent. After the Jews left town it became a saloon, and is a toy store today

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