Prescott Memorial-Alba Park


The Plaque is mounted on a stone just inside Alba Park, on the South side of West Main Street in Medford, between North Holly Street and North Ivy Street.

This marker is located in Alba Park, near the County Courthouse in downtown Medford. The plaque is in honor of Constable George J. Prescott, who was murdered on March 16, 1933 by Llewellyn Banks, a leader of a movement known as the Jackson County Rebellion, and also called the Good Government Congress.

Banks had allegedly been involved in the stealing of ballots from the Jackson County Courthouse on February 20, 1933. The election had favored candidates supported by Banks, and the ballots were stolen to prevent a recount called for by  Bank's opponents. Prescott had a warrant for the arrest of Banks when he was shot.  The murder took place on the front porch of the Banks home at 1000 West Main Street in Medford.

Llewellan Banks was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He died on September 21, 1945. He was 75 years old.


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