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Galice is located in Josephine County, northwest of Grants Pass, between Merlin and Almeda along Galice Hwy. Established in 1852, Galice was once known as "Galiceburg" which was a short distance up Galice Creek from Skull Bar or Lower Town at the mouth of the creek. The present community is downstream from the creek on a bench above the Rogue River. Galice was established when rich placer gold finds brought large number of miner families into the area. One of the largest mines in Southern Oregon, the Old Channel, is in this area among many others.

Today, still standing in town is the Ed Friday house, built around 1900. Also located nearby is the famous Hellgate Canyon (on Galice Hwy.), where the famous movie "River Runs Wild" and many other Westerns were filmed.

Other attractions: Indian Mary Park, Historic Pottsville, Historic Haines Apple Tree and plenty of fishing and rafting.

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12/10 Coming to The area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Azalea Festival Brookings OR May24-26 The community-wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts and BBQ's
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.