Before Thanksgiving Weekend is over and the Christmas season gets busy I want to share a bit of Southern Oregon charm with you from my recent trip to Jacksonville, Oregon. History has influenced this little town and it shows in the homes and businesses all around town. You can see it in the churches around town. . .In the beautiful, old buildings downtown. . .
And a few of the wonderful, old homes. Here are just a few I enjoyed as I walked around town.
Then I hopped on the trolley. . . And saw even more. The first one was ordered from a catalog. It came by freight. Piece by piece. A single man built it, thinking it would help him find a wife. It worked and he eventually impressed one of the town's prominent businessmen enough to convince him to allow him to marry his daughter!The trolley tour is amazing! If you ever visit Jacksonville, be sure to take time to take the guided tour. The driver had a great personality. He shared a lot of great history and stories and trivia about the area. It was so fascinating - I wondered why I had never gone on the tour before. Every minute I spent in this charming, little town in Southern Oregon was wonderful. I plan to return again. I’ve heard it’s an enchanting place during the holiday season. Someday my sweetheart and I will be sure to visit when we can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. Until then, I can only imagine how delightful it will be.