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Monday, April 8, 2013

G for A - Z challenge 2013


G - Grants Pass, Oregon


Grants Pass was a stagecoach stop in the 1860's and became a rail head with the completion of the Oregon-California Railroad in 1884. It's name is in honor of General U.S. Grant.


6th St looking south in 1884
 

 
It continued to grow from the push west, to gold fever, the big timber, growing of hops, farms and dairies and of course now the tourist. For a while it was the major U.S, producer of gladiola bulbs.




Enticing residents and visitors both, is the fact that there is no Sales Tax in Oregon and the mild weather at Grants Pass.

Weather Averages (F and Inches)
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High4754.460.867.875.281.889.989.583.769.953.746.6
Low32.433.835.538.243.248.35250.745.440.236.433.7
Precip.5.54.03.41.91.40.70.30.30.82.44.55.8
Snow2.30.50.4---------------------0.10.9


 Which they proudly proclaim.
 
 
The historic downtown area is filled with shops, art galleries and cafes
 
and is all lit up in the evening time
 
 
The Rogue River offers many opportunities for water fun
 including wild river tours.
 
 
 
 
If cave exploring is for....
 this is the spot to be.
 
Or maybe you always dreamed of staying in a tree house....
 
 Wouldn't that be fun!
 
 
 
 
 
Seems to me this might just be a perfect spot.
 
Happy Trails
 
 



4 comments:

Coffee Lady said...

Nice!

Granny Annie said...

What an exciting place to visit that would be. "G" is for good post:)

Lady Di Tn said...

Wow, I need to check this out but I am not fond of the name. Peace

Nancy said...

It does look like an nice place. (I'd skip the caves, though)