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Costco to Host Book Signing for Local Medford Author

Kevin Keating will be available to sign copies of pictorial history

MEDFORD, Ore. - Jan. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- Iradell Phipps and Conrad Broback saw a golden opportunity in 1884.  After convincing the railroad to build it depot on their prairie land near Bear Creek, they began building what became the second-fastest growing city in America, with over 100 new buildings in its first year. Few Medfordites today know that the city one had four separate railroads and was renowned throughout Europe.

In 1910, Medford had more automobiles per capita than any town in the world, and in 1923, it straddled the world’s longest paved road.  Told through photographs, facts, and anecdotes, the story of the hometown of film and radio stars Pinto Colvig and Ginger Rogers, as well as sports greats like Dick Fosbury, Bill Bowerman, and Kyle Singler, is a captivating read.

Highlights of Medford:

·    Features more than 200 vintage images from public archives and private collections

·    Showcases the 1959 and 1960 visits of then Senator John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy

·    Pictures some of the unique architecture that graces the streets of Medford such as Elks Temple and the Phipps residence

Join the Author for a Book Signing!


3639 Crater Lake Highway, Medford OR 97504

When: Saturday, February 1st, 2014; 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or


Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.


by Kevin Keating

Images of America Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: February 7, 2011

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