Birdseye Spring Marker


The marker is located on Highway 99 (the Pacific Highway). Coming from Grants Pass, it is just before mile post 10, on the right. It is about 1.1 miles south of the access road from Highway 99 into the town of Rogue River.

An article in the Medford Mail Tribune on December 12, 1937, indicates that this plaque was dedicated by County Judge Earl B. Day during a dedication of a new park at the famed Birdseye Spring on Highway 99. No spring was visible at the site.

The plaque reads:         


                                          Here Is Hill Water

                                       They Drank From This

                                        Spring, The Pioneers,

                                      As You Drink Now, And

                                      Here Their Oxen Rested.

                                     Dedicated Dec. 12, 1937

                                       By Judge Earl B. Day


                    C.L Mac Donald           Lois Blankenburg

                       Jane Snedicor            Tony Ross

                         A.T. Lathrop             Effie Birdseye


A local resident told us that the pond for the spring was located just behind the wall holding the plaque. It was filled in some time ago by the owner for safety reasons. The lush vegetation in the area shows the spring still exists, though it is not visible.

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