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Inveterate angler Zane Grey, writer of highly popular Western fiction, first visited Oregon in 1919 to fish the waters of the Rogue River and Crater Lake. He returned to the Rogue throughout the 1920s, turning his 1925 drift-boat expedition down the length of the lower Rogue into a chapter of his Tales of Fresh Water Fishing (1928)...

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about 1870 San Antonio, Texas. Zane Grey's novel, The Trail Driver (1931). Heros: Texas Joe Shipman (trail boss), Adam Brite (owner). Story took place in 1871.


In 1925, Zane Grey commissioned three dories for a fishing expedition down the lower Rogue River. Grey loved the Oregon wilderness so much that he purchased land on the river’s banks, built a cabin, and wrote a book there, Rogue River Feud, published in 1929. Slide show of 13 photos. Zane Grey rowing one of the three dories that he had made for his 1925 trip down the lower Rogue.


Jim Baker (1818–1898), trapper, scout and guide, was a friend of Jim Bridger and Kit Carson and one of General John C. Fremont's favorite scouts. He was one of the most colorful figures of the old west.