Grants Pass is now the departure point for most Rogue River scenic waterway guided fishing and boat trips, one of the destinations being Hellgate canyon. Stage coaches were the primary mode of transportation until , when auto stages took over, halving the time from Crescent City to Grants Pass from 24 to 12 hours. Josephine County was served by the Oregon and California Railroad.
Stage coaches were the primary mode of transportation until , when auto stages took over, halving the time from Crescent City to Grants Pass from 24 to 12 hours. By the late s, however, gold mining was beginning to decline and population dwindled as well. Grants Pass is now the departure point for most Rogue River scenic waterway guided fishing and boat trips, one of the destinations being Hellgate canyon. Miners had been active in the Rogue and Illinois valleys since Kennedy spoke to a crowd of several hundred in a supermarket parking lot on the site of the former Southern Pacific passenger station which had been demolished some years previously just a week before his assassination in California June 5, As the trails improved, freight wagons were used. Josephine County was served by the Oregon and California Railroad. Due to delays in completing a railroad through the Siskiyou Mountains , the first train from California didn't arrive until In , it was along with Malheur County one of two Oregon counties to give a majority to Barry Goldwater. In , gold was discovered along the Fraser River in British Columbia and numerous people left Josephine County to search for valuable claims there. The majority of Josephine County, including the core of Grants Pass, lies within the 3rd District represented by Republican Carl Wilson, whilst outlying areas of the city and rural areas eastward to Jackson County are in the 4th district represented by Republican Duane Stark. Prior to the s, Josephine was a generally Democratic county as the Rogue Valley and adjacent areas, like the San Joaquin Valley in California, had considerable anti- Union sympathies. Roosevelt in ,  and the solitary Democrat since to win an absolute majority was Roosevelt in Transportation[ edit ] Initially, freight was brought into Josephine County by pack train. The Illinois River, one of the Rogue's tributaries, has also been designated a scenic waterway. Economy[ edit ] Most of the commercial activity during the territorial period centered on gold mining and the supply of provisions to miners. Robert Kennedy made a campaign stop in Grants Pass in late May at the conclusion of a whistle stop campaign tour by train originating in Portland. The airfield has since been replaced by an industrial park. The northwestern part adjacent to Curry County lies in the 1st District represented by Republican David Brock Smith , whilst a small area in the northeast is in the 2nd District extending into Roseburg , Douglas County represented by Republican Dallas Heard.
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