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Ashland's Lithia Park Celebrates Its Centennial

Ashland Parks Foundation

Ashland would have been a very different kind of place if that mill had stayed on the creek in the heart of downtown. 

Instead, the mill came down and the city developed Lithia Park, a green jewel curving up the canyon. 

Longtime journalist John Enders helps the Ashland Parks Foundation celebrate its centennial with a book about the park; Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland

Enders' great-grandfather served on the first Parks Commission a century ago.  He (John, not Harry) visits the studio.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.