February 22, 2024
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Windows in Time: William Green T’Vault:  A Man of Many ‘Firsts’ – Including First Rate Scallywag

February 14 @ 12:00 pm


William Green T’Vault has been celebrated for his accomplishments: Oregon’s first newspaper editor, the first Postmaster General of the Oregon Territory, Jacksonville’s first newspaper editor and publisher, and the first Speaker of the House in the first Oregon State Legislature. Join Carolyn Kingsnorth she traces T’Vault through legal and political careers in Indiana, Arkansas, and Oregon and explains how T’Vault or Tevault or Teevault was also a first-rate scallywag, reinventing himself whenever his past came close to catching up with him.

Carolyn is President of Historic Jacksonville, Inc. and Vice President of the Southern Oregon Historical Society. She has served as a state level spokesperson for adult literacy programs, worked as a researcher for discrepancies between business needs and educational offerings for Los Angeles County, and been an editor and publisher of the Jacksonville Review. Today, she contributes history themed articles to local publications and creates live and virtual tours for Historic Jacksonville, Inc. ( along with daily social media posts.

The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures feature well-known writers and historians and bring alive the people, values, and events that shaped our southern Oregon heritage. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) and Jackson County Library Services. Programs are presented in Medford (first Wednesdays, in-person and online) and again in Ashland (second Wednesdays, in-person). Recordings of Medford presentations are available on the JCLS Beyond YouTube channel.


February 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Jackson County Library Services and Southern Oregon Historical Society


Ashland Library
410 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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