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Medford, situated on Bear Creek, is the seat of Jackson County in southwest Oregon. It lies along Interstate 5 between Grants Pass and the California border near the Rogue River.

Between 1836 and 1856 the area was the scene of a series of sharp conflicts between European settlers and Native Americans. In 1851, gold was discovered close by.

Today Medford, population 63,154, is the tourist and commercial center of the area's agricultural, manufacturing and business communities. Fruit-growing is a primary industry; the city is known nationwide for its pears, which are celebrated annually in mid-April at the Pear Blossom Festival. The mean annual temperature is 53 degrees and the mean annual precipitation is 20.6 inches.

Nearby areas attract rafters, hunters, and fishermen.

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There is also a Medford, Massachussetts.

Medford is part of the Medford-Ashland, Oregon metro area.

Art Beyond Images Photography |
Art Centers Rogue Gallery & Art Center |
Education Cascade Boys Ranch Oregon Campus | Dove Bible Institute | Britt Festivals |
Golf Bear Creek Golf Course | Quail Point Golf Course | Rogue Valley Medical Center |
History Southern Oregon History Center |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts DoubleTree Hotel | Pear Tree Motel & RV Park |
Oregon Counties Jackson County |
County Parks Departments Jackson County Parks |
Real Estate Burrill Real Estate | Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate | Fountain Plaza | James Harbison, REALTOR | JJ's Oregon Homes | John and Cheri Doelger-REALTORS | Keith Kenney REALTOR | Landline Real Estate | Oregon Opportunities | Paul & Linda Anderson Real Estate Agents | Reed and Hamlin Realty | Rogue Valley Manor | Rogue Valley Realty Group | Terry Rasmussen REALTOR |
Rogue River National Forest Dutchman's Peak Lookout |
RV campgrounds and dealers Elderberry Flat Campground | Hyatt Lake Campground |
Science Rogue River National Forest |
Shopping Bartlett Street Book Store | J. Michaels Fine Jewelry | Lampshades Of Antique | LC Antiques | Rogue Valley Mall | Hillcrest Orchards |
Sports and Sporting Events Gene Garner Guide Service | John's Peak | Medford Cycle Sport | River Trips Unlimited Inc | Rogue Scuba | Rogue Valley Balloon Rally | Sims Cycle & Fitness | RoxyAnn Winery |

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11/24 Coming to The area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
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.

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