Take a virtual tour of Jacksonville! 

Hear the stories of the people who transformed a gold rush town into the 19th century center of regional government, commerce, and society.  Learn how gambling money built a church; how the Civil War ended a successful mercantile partnership; how a saloon housed the county’s first museum; how fire reshaped the town; and how a railroad both destroyed and preserved the town. 

Thank you for this excellent video! I made a brief stop in Jacksonville two days ago on a road trip spanning Oregon. I had many questions about the town’s history, and this put so much into perspective. I’d like to come back another time and participate in some historical tours. 
Emily X (May 18, 2024)



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