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    Default Jacksonville, Oregon...what a difference 40 years makes

    When I shot these photos, the town was half deserted. It's now a busy little tourist town but still worth a visit as many of the old buildings are still intact. If you Google "Jacksonville", you'll be amazed at the change from the attached photos.
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    Really nice...Speedy

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    Nice old place. All touristy now, eh? Bummer!
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    Still a nice place. This is one of the few mining-era towns that was generally spared from big fires so there are a lot of very old buildings here:





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    Lucky they have City laws about what you can have and can't have or build or not build in Jacksonville. It should stay like this forever. It is less touristy then some places, but it still has all the nic nak crud that every touristy place has. Made in China and has nothing to do with the History of the place. I haven't been down there is years but I'm sure it hasn't changed much. The did have some fun things to do. Stage and train rides, gold panning etc etc. I hope they still do that. rupe
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