8-13 to 8-17-2018: Bill Meyer’s Blog

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Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:35: Mary Rice Hasson, Co-Author of the book “Get Out Now: 7 Reasons Why You Should Pull Your Children from Public School Before It’s Too Late,” talks with Bill.

We’ll be talking about a, sort of, change in culture in America’s public schools, and what we can do to stop it.

Mary is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C. She earned her Undergraduate and Law Degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Mary speaks and writes frequently on the subjects of women, sexuality, culture, family and faith.

You can read more, and view videos of Mary’s interviews at: EPPC.org. And you can follow Mary on Twitter: @maryricehasson

7:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill. Today, we’ll be chatting with Eric about the latest shenanigans from Tesla owner, Elon Musk, and how his manipulation of stocks may actually be burning the company to the ground.

READ:Elon’s First Fraud Suit.

Get more great content, and read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com.

7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative and John Ivey join Bill in studio today. Are you prepared for a major, Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake? Well, according to Sal, neither is the state government, and if you would be looking to the state for emergency help in the case of a major catastrophe, you might be disappointed.

8:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors, checks in with a Tuesday Fire Report.

Get more great information, including the latest fire news, the best places for fishing and hunting, all over at RogueWeather.com.

Bill’s Guests for: Monday, August 13, 2018

6:20: Eli Dimitru of Freedom2SayNo2SmartMeters.com, and the latest news on the smart meter front.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor and Fire Report.

Get more of the latest weather and fire updates over at: RogueWeather.com.

7:35: Randall Barrett, with NoSmartMeter.org, joins Bill live in studio.

Activists from NoSmartMeter.org are joining with other activists to form a non-political, peaceful protest march to force PP&L to drop the extortion fees.

WHEN: Saturday, September 1, 2018. Starting at 10AM.

WHERE: The march will begin at: Fichtner-Mainwaring Park in Medford

Get more information, all over at: NoSmartMeter.org.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”

Take a look at more of Dr. Powers’ works over at: DennisPowersBooks.com.

The Golden Ghost Town of The Valley


Dennis Powers

Near forgotten and desolate, the ghost town of Golden lies a few miles east of Wolf Creek in Josephine County. Its weathered-brown, old clapboard structures stand in mute testimony to a long-ago era. At its peak in the late Nineteenth Century, the town originally known as “Goldville” was home to some 200 folks: Most of whom were earning their living from the gold took out from Coyote Creek directly across from the settlement.

Prospectors had worked the creek since the 1850s, but it took the Reverend William Ruble and his wife Ruth in 1890 to establish the town. Ruble had purchased nearly all of the mining claims east and west of Golden; his sons, Schuyler and William, mined the shallower ground and leased the deep portions of the creek to other miners.

The town sprung up with a general store, post office, homes, two churches, a school, orchards, and mills to pulverize the rock and extract gold. Owing to the activity, the Oregon-California Stage Company detoured there to deliver mail, passengers, and goods; the town was a center for miners who didn’t live there but worked the surrounding area. With religion a major theme, no saloons were allowed; imbibers traveled to nearby Wolf Creek where they built a dance hall. The church-minding folks also came there to picket the place and its rowdiness.

The miners worked the deposits until the gold finally played out. By the 1930’s, the easy-to-mine gold had been exhausted and the town rapidly declined. What’s left now are a deserted residence, the church, general store, carriage shed, and other structures, but the old buildings still exude their charm, including the weathered church with its exquisite bell tower. The story, however, doesn’t end here.

A minister’s son, Melvin Davis, built a 2,800-square-foot lodge in 1930 on four acres located one mile from the now deserted town; he moved an 1880s guest house and the historic school from Golden to there, and mined the nearby wetlands. An African-American–Mr. Ivan St. John–purchased the holdings in 1989 after the site had traded hands several times. St. John was a homeopathic doctor, a trance medium, and alchemist who had co-founded the Philosopher’s Stone, an occult bookstore in San Francisco. (Alchemy is the “science” of turning base metals, such as lead, into gold or silver.)

When St. John in 1988 sold his bookstore interest, he bought the Davis property, known for its precious gold holdings. St. John died in 2005, but he didn’t leave any known heirs. The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation owns and manages the town as a Heritage site. The ghost town was placed in 2002 on the National Register of Historic Properties.

To see this nostalgic place with its deep Oregon history, drive on Interstate 5 to the Wolf Creek (Exit 76), approximately 25 miles north of Grants Pass. Wind back to the right and drive up Coyote Creek Road for 3-1/2 miles through the forests. You’ll find the cluster of old buildings on the left; the mined Coyote Creek area and wetlands are to the right (across the paved road). The small cemetery next to the church was in an episode from the TV.

8:35: Kim Wallan, Medford City Councilor from Ward 4, and candidate for State Representative chats with Bill, live in studio.

Check out more information on Kim and her campaign for the state House over at: VoteKimWallan.com