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William Colvig House

 November 11, 2014

In 1887, William and Addie Colvig purchased this Classical Revival style home at the corner of Fir and South Oregon streets in Jacksonville. Colvig, a practicing attorney, served three terms as District Attorney. After this latter appointment, he finally got around to taking the bar exam. Colvig was an authority on Shakespeare and spoke fluent Chinook, the language of the local Indian tribe. He was also a soldier and was among the party of soldiers that first mapped Crater Lake.