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About Clackamas County news. (Estacada, Or.) 1928-1957 | View Entire Issue (June 27, 1941)
C LACKAM AS COUNTY
DR. H. V. ADIX
Physician and Surgeon
Dr. H. A. Schneider
O. D. EBY
Attorney at Law
Oregon City, Oregon
S. E. WOOSTER
Estate, Loans, Insurance
Dr. Thomas B. Carter
Tel Gresham 210
Cooper & McAllister
Tel. Gresham 262
C. DON PLATNER, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Clackamas County Bank Bldg.
O ffic e Hours, 2 to 8 P. M.
Evenings, Saturday and Sunday
Tel. Sandy 441
Northwestern Mutual Fire Ins. Co,
Aetna Fire Ins. Co.
Tel. Estacada 84-1
S. E. LAWRENCE
Licensed E lectrical Contractor
H O T P O IN T MAJOR
E L E C T R IC A L A P P L IA N C E S
Rt. 2, Estacada, Oregon
Tel. Estacada 97-3
L. A. CHAPMAN
M O R T IC IA N
Call« attended Day or Night
Tol. 56-7 or 56-61
DR. C. E. STEWART
Specialising in chronic and » • » —
t o w diaordara o f tha Stomach
and lo t ..t in . I Tract
Office Hour* 10 a. m. to f p. m.
Orta.ham O ffica,
Phone I M
W . la * Street. Qreahaw
DR. H. M. KRAMER
D E N T I S T
Phene E .taca4a 2-18
C o aip lato
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G ene r al Carpentry, Repaira,
__ PtombTn, and Painting _
Uphoiatoring and F ornita re
I d . 84-41,
L. D. M EADE, Editor and Publisher
Published weekly on Fridays st-Estacada, Clackamas County, .Oregon.
Entered in the postoffice at Estacada, Oregon, as second-cal’ss matter.
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THE TOBACCO ROAD
OF THE NORTH
F R ID A Y ,
tainsides they exert themselves more
stienuously than they do at any othei
time during the year and all the men
women und children turn out to strip
the bushes bare.
Immediately they descend upon the
valley towns before the berries spoil.
The men walk first like good Indians
empty-handed,, and the women and
varicolored children tia il along be
hind at a discreet distance, loaded to
the eyes with their baskets and their
blueberries to sell. One excursion
gcneiall|y nets enough cash fo r .4
whole year’s living back in the hills
h 'ov and then a little group have
moved o f f the mountains. There is a
Jackson White settlement at H ill-
burn, one at Sloatsburg, Ramapo,
Torne and Ladentown as well as In
Suffern itself. Occasionally the men
get work In factories but the first
week’s pay looks like such a fortune
to them that they go on drunken bats
lasting fo r days. As fa r as the fam il
ies are concerned relief is a much
more effective means o f support. A l
most every Jackson White who has
heard o f that institution is now on
;ee the Jackson Whites as they ar'
Liiduy and as they live in the incredi.
j.e p. imitiveness o f their own homes.
Thirty miles fiom the roar o f the
iuu can do it no other way. You
world’s greatest city lives a dull-
-ake the mountain road as fa r as 1
minded, moral-less and lawless tribe
goes, until it seems to give up witi
o f mountain folk who make the chai-
a sigh o f re.ief in a thick tangle o>
acters of Tohacco road seem cultured
mountain laurel and scrub oak; thei
and e ffe te by comparison. A novelist
you branch out on your own initia
in search o f earthy material would
tive, following a way thru the undei-
find more perhaps, than he bargain
orush that looks as though it ha<
ed for among this degenerate lot who
teen trod by a good many feet. Ar.d
have succeeded in staving o ff theov-
suddenly in a shaft o f afternoon sun
ertures o f civilization while sky.
light pe.haps, you’ll see the homes of
On the outskirts o f one little North
scrapers have mushroomed almost
the Jackson Whites growing oblique- Jersey town theie is a colony found
within sight o f their mountain clear
,y out o f the mountainsides like un ed some years ago by two DeVries
ings. They are the Jackson Whitest wholesome fungi.
brothers. The colonists live in shacks
who sullly the blue Kamapo Moun
Closer inspection shows them to o. made o f packing boxes in a wooded
tains today with the same jerry-built shacks, shanties, lean-tos what yo <
squalid communities that have been will, consisting o f two rooms at th
“ Skunk’s Misery.” and the taxpayers
their haven since the Revolution.
most, ,but usually one, and made ou o f the town support them. Their chil
Little has been written about o f every conceivable bit o f materia dren are subject to rickets and tu
them. Among the many legends of the builders were able to steal. berculosis. They go to the public
their origin some are conjecture, oth Sheets o f corrugated tin serve for school b,ut seldom get beyond the
ers contain fact. That their family roofing while the three sides (the fourth grade. They consort w ith ne
tree is romantically wild and con mountain makes an adequate fourth) groes and whites alike and as they
glomerate one glance at a family are apt to be patched up with old are completelly unmoral by nature
plainly shows. Negro blood is appar washboards, barn doors or bed slats their squalid little hollow is a lewd
ent in the complexions o f most Jack When the shacks approach the final threat to humanity.
son Whites, and Indian too in many stage o f discrepitude they are prop
So there you have the Jacksoit
eases. But iwhen you see a white, fair | ped up by long poles driven into the
Whites as they are today But their
haired one, and you comment upon ¡ground and wedged ugaiinst the side
tragic, savage history, the devillish-
it you are invariably reminded o f j walJs to keep them fabm falling
ness and the desperation and the de,
the English Women.
’ ’Prostitutes” j down. In the dooryards you will cei
generacy which went into their bloot’
people tell you. “ It was a mean busi- I talniy find a weaitn o f broken whis-
years ago is well worth examining.
ness.” You are referred to Mr. Johr key bottles, a curiously flatened out
It may help to explain them.
Storms o f nearby Park Ridge, N old shoe, the ribs o f an old umbrel
The official records o f the state o f
J., who is an authority on the Jack* la and a number o f very ancient chi
North Carolina show that in 1711 a
son Whites as anyone. It was left to cken heads decaying in the sun.
tribe o f bloodthirsty' Tuscai aiwtaa
him to unearth their sad secrets and
A white slattern with faded blue were exiled from Southern soil after
to trace them back to their dark be eyes may be sitting on one o f the
massacreing an entire settlement o f
ginnings in five countries and three crazy steps holding a sepia-tinted
white people and were driven north
And yet their history baby in her lap. And around the
ward by a regiment o f British sol
because o f the very nature o f it, coiner may appear a gaunt, dark
diers into the mountains near the
still lurks behind a curtain o f mys man with a shotgun who hates a
great Hudson river. One can only
tery, a surly and devilish sort o f white valley snooper with bitter vio- speculate at th e' purpose V h “ nd 7 he
mystery if there ever was one. Not
7 " r t0
Stran* e trcaty ^ i c h resulted in trana
all o f It probably can ever be told. w anly
and with some deference. Thts piantinff the Indians from Qne
I f you ware to leave Suffern, Nev is^the heriditary land o f the Jackson o f mountaina t0 another s;x hundre*,
York on some afternoon in spring be Whites and here he is Indisputable
nu.es away'. A t any rate they lived
fore the foliage on the trees becomes king just as he was a century and a
up to their agreement and set up
too dense bear into the foothills o| half ago. Time often stands still in
their tepees in the Ramaposo where
the Ramapos, desert your car and the Ramapos.
they lived peaceably wtih the na-
walk fo r miles then perhaps you may
These people do not observe th
least o f the human decencies. Th
Some sixty years later in England
miserable shanties you will see about
a gentleman by the name o f Jackson
house ten or twelve o f them with a
hit upon a lucrative scheme. He pre
many shades o f skin, all sleeping in
sented his idea to George the Third
a room seldom larger than ten by
and it met with approval. Jackson
fifteen feet. Marriage laws are no
by the terms o f a contract was en
Yes we sell farms and we have
more obeyed by them than any othei
good business opportunities some
gaged to collect, transport and deli
laws. When anyone wants to marry
that pay well located in various
ver 3500 women to the p oit o f N ew
he or she simply moves in with the
places and various kinds o f bu
York fo r the gratiification o f the
other fam ily as long as the notion
British soldiers quartered there. N ew
lasts and in the course o f natural
York was largely a T ory city and one
events another handful o f l'tckety
slip on the part o f a British soldier
little Jackson Whites comes into the
W e Have a client who has a good
might have a disasterous e ffect on
BINDER, Complete at
local opinion. So Jackson’s plan to
DOUBLE C U L T IV A T O R , $15.00
The wild Ramapos seem tainted protect N ew York womanhood was
They have been under cover
and spoiled somehow. Even the moun welcomed ironically enough and he
and you will find them in good
condition. Inspect them and put
tain air is polluted with too many was promised a generous sum for
them to use.
Lisst your farms
odors. There is too much rotteness each woman he could deliver.
fo r sale with us.
and filth lying about in the sun.
But Jackson now met with d iffi
And there are too many dark-skinned
culties. Women o f the proper sort
renegades with surly faces stamping
approached in the proper places nat
thru the mountain laurel. Your heart
urally mistrusted his proposition. The
will indeed be a stout one if it does
perils o f the ocean voyage and the
not jump about a little before the
colonial wildness were not much in
leers o f ten or twenty o f these gen
Theie were some who
tlemen who had undoubtedly been
would go. But all this took time and
L. L. JONES & SONS
watdhing your every step up the
Jackson had to work fast fo r his for- j
mountain. Is this logical you ask,
tune. And so i f one can believe the
yourself, that here so close to Times
tradition that persists today among
Square several thousand people like
Monument and Marker Display
the people o f New York and north
these live and have their being? No.
ern N ew Jersey, began perhaps the
opposite new Postoffice, Gresham.
it isn’t logical at all, it’s 100 yea r
worst wholesale kidnapping in the
Roy Bohannon, Mgr,, Tel. 245.
and actoss the world.
annals o f European crime. The eyes
The Jackson White probably pos
o f Jackson and his men fe ll on isola-
sesses the most potent ego west of
tel cottages on lonely moors and
Broadwuy. He is satisfied with him
downs, on highways where darkness
self and is well contented in his way
found belated travelers still abroad.
o f life. He scraps with his brothers
Women were siezed right and left,
usually over the purloining o f hi-
ami Jackson rushed them to the ves
Agent for Aetna Casualty and
women or the theft o f his frightful
sels that lay at Plymouth waiting to
corn liquor and deals out juctice a f
Capitol Fire Insurance Co.
transport them. He had no intention
ter a fashion. It is significant that
Accident and Health Insurance
o f returning to England and ran lit
most o f these people carry knife
T e l. 97-3.
tle risk once his sorry fleet had set
scats somewhere about their dark
sail fo r the conolnles.
persons and occasionally though not
During the long voyage the wret
so often as one mignt think, a maif
ched women had barely enough food
vanishes completely a fter some fla
and water to keep them alive. Many
grant offense. You don’t ask ques
died o f pneumonia, dysentery, ter-
tions o f any Jackson White, ever
about such a disappearance. He may ron and broken hearts. And Jackson,
seeing body a fter body pitched into
not like it at all.
The men hunt and fish all year the sea. perhaps began to believe that
Broken lenses duplicated
round and the women do n lacka God was not with him in his enter
Eyeglass frames repaired while
daisical sort o f gardening. During the prise. When one o f his vessels sprang
winter months they weave 9 plint bas a leak and sank in the ocean losing I
W o invito comparison of service,
kets, really quite beautiful baskets' all on board he must have certain o f
quality and prlco
part o f the splints are dyed with the it. Still he was a man o f resource
W e do our own grinding
juices o f bark and mountain berrie and remembering this his contract
and are woven Into the tintni ’ wood contained no stipulation as to the
to make symmetrical designs. They color o f the women he was to present
O ffico on Powell Blvd, opposite
carve bowls, ladles, spoons, forks am« to the army he sent an emptied vess.4
an assortment o f other household ut to the West Indies. It returned with
Toi. Gresham 217, ar
ensils with considerable skill. When a load o f great gleaming negresses. [
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the blueberries are ripe on the moun
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EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
P a rk
4 miles north o f Gresham on Fairview Road.
Saturday night at 9, Sunday night at 8 o’clock
Music by Brannan’s 7-piece orchestra.
Dance prices lowered to 30 cents.
League baseball every Sunday.
Softball every Monday, W e d
nesday and Friday nights.
DR. L. W. GRIFFITH
A complete optical service
3. Heat-saving Heat Trap.
4. Cold Water Deflector.
5. Adjustable Automatic Thermostat.
I n v e s t i g a t e t h e Economy T o d a y
The MEYERS SERVICE
Evelyn M. Lawrence
1. N E W Cost Cuttsr Calrod Unit.
2. Genuine Rockwool Insulation.
Every day and evening in beau
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pervision o f qualified life guards
Bring your picnic lunch where there are tables,
stoves and other conveniences. Admission to the
park, 15 cents.
Highest Cash Prices
r a id
Loganberries, Black Raspberries, Cuthbert
Raspberries, Youngberries, Blackberries, Boy-
senberries, and Currants.
Gresham Packing Co.
R. I. Maclaughlin
& Co., Owners
Telephone Gresham 277