Book features historic Eagle Point photos

Medford resident Margaret LaPlante has written her second in a series of Images of America. This one is about Eagle Point. Her first book was about Jacksonville.
The official release date for the book is April 2.

The book is a pictorial history of Eagle Point from the mid 1850s through the early 1900s,with a couple of exceptions. She devotes a section to Camp White and its influence on Eagle Point and she has several pages of photographs of Ginger Rogers and a page on Edgar Buchannan.

Many of the 200-plus photographs were courtesy of the City of Eagle Point as owner of the Eagle Point Museum. A good number of the photographs have been previously used in the Independent over the last 35 years.

There are seven sections to the 128 page paperback. They are: In the Beginning; the People of Eagle Point, wherein names such as Brown, Mathews, Dahack and Ashpole, among others are pictured along with interesting information regarding their place in Eagle Point’s history.  The third chapter is Business is Booming, followed by Schools and Sports. This section has a number of class and  team photographs.

Recreation, The Railroad and the Logging Industry, including the train to Butte falls; and finally Camp White’s Impact on Eagle Point conclude the publication. .

This should be a good seller for those wanting to pack around some information on the community or wanting to send someone a nice book about the history of their hometown. 

Eagle Point by Margaret LaPlante will be available Apr. 2 for $21.99. It is published by Arcadia Publishing and will be available at local retailers, online bookstores or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or 666-313-2665. 
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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