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Old 02-12-2005, 06:43 PM
Default Rogue River

I was away from the office on Thursday and Friday due to a big snowstorm. However, it gave me the opportunity to see the movie, "To Catch a Thief" (1955) with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. There is one scene in particular that interested me because the character "Francie" makes a reference to the Rogue River while talking with John Robie ("The Cat") although he was posing as "Mr. Burns", a lumber baron from Portland, Oregon to hide his identity as a former jewel thief. See the review that relates the reference to the Rogue River:

To Catch a Thief
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Old 02-12-2005, 07:36 PM
Default Steep Trails by John Muir

I also found another reference to the Rogue River in the book, Steep Trails by John Muir, Chapter 23, The Rivers of Oregon:
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All of the Oregon waters that wind their way to the sea are a tributary to the Columbia, save the short streams of the immediate coast, and the Umpqua and Rogue Rivers in southern Oregon. These both head in the Cascade Mountains and find their way to the sea through gaps in the Coast Range, and both drain large and fertile and beautiful valleys. Rogue River Valley is peculiarly attractive. With a fine climate, and kindly, productive soil, the scenery is delightful. About the main, central open portion of the basin, dotted with picturesque groves of oak, there are many smaller valleys charmingly environed, the whole surrounded in the distance by the Siskiyou, Coast, Umpqua, and Cascade Mountains. Besides the cereals nearly every sort of fruit flourishes here, and large areas are being devoted to peach, apricot, nectarine, and vine culture. To me it seems above all others the garden valley of Oregon and the most delightful place for a home. On the eastern rim of the valley, in the Cascade Mountains, about sixty miles from Medford in a direct line, is the remarkable Crater Lake, usually regarded as the one grand wonder of the region. It lies in a deep, sheer-walled basin about seven thousand feet above the level of the sea, supposed to be the crater of an extinct volcanco.

I know that Iacchus has mentioned Crater Lake in his book. At least I thought so--I couldn't seem to find it when I tried to search for it. I tried to find it by going to the homepage and typing the words Crater Lake in the box that says "Search this site." I couldn't find it that way but when I did a Google search and entered the words Crater Lake Dionysus, the chapter pops up (Chapter 11) with the following: "...Before leaving we drove to Crater Lake, a two-hour drive..."

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Old 02-12-2005, 08:10 PM
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I was away from the office on Thursday and Friday due to a big snowstorm. However, it gave me the opportunity to see the movie, "To Catch a Thief" (1955) with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. There is one scene in particular that interested me because the character "Francie" makes a reference to the Rogue River while talking with John Robie ("The Cat") although he was posing as "Mr. Burns", a lumber baron from Portland, Oregon to hide his identity as a former jewel thief. See the review that relates the reference to the Rogue River:

To Catch a Thief
Yeah, there was also a movie with John Wayne in it, Rooster Cogburn, where they filmed one of the big scenes ... at Hellgate Canyon. I had also camped out here for about a month or so, back in 1988.
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Old 02-12-2005, 08:32 PM
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I also found another reference to the Rogue River in the book, Steep Trails by John Muir, Chapter 23, The Rivers of Oregon:



I know that Iacchus has mentioned Crater Lake in his book. At least I thought so--I couldn't seem to find it when I tried to search for it. I tried to find it by going to the homepage and typing the words Crater Lake in the box that says "Search this site." I couldn't find it that way but when I did a Google search and entered the words Crater Lake Dionysus, the chapter pops up (Chapter 11) with the following: "...Before leaving we drove to Crater Lake, a two-hour drive..."

I found this description of Crater Lake in Britannica Online:
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Famed for its blue color, Crater Lake is a deep lake within a huge volcanic caldera in the Cascade Range of southwestern Oregon, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Medford. The lake and its surrounding region became Crater Lake National Park in 1902, with an area of 286 square miles (741 square kilometers).

This isn't the complete article. It was one of those "Get the full article with a FREE Trial" kind of deals (in an attempt to get paid subscribers).

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Old 02-14-2005, 04:16 PM
Default U. S. Mint State Quarter

This is a beautiful state quarter of Crater Lake in Oregon:

Oregon

There is also a new one for California (notice John Muir):

California

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