The wettest "rain year" on record was from July 1955 to June 1956 with 50.69 inches (1,287.5 mm) of precipitation, and the driest from July 1923 to June 1924 with 13.43 inches (341.1 mm). The Mayor can also issue vetoes and make a tiebreaker vote. Please allow a few seconds for the map to load. The Oregon Vortex is just outside the rural town of Gold Hill halfway between the cities of Grants Pass and Medford in the scenic Rogue River Valley. From Redding, Calif., exit Eureka Way/Calif. Please note that there are no formal entrance stations along the access routes listed below-it is entirely possible to drive completely through the parks without realizing you have been in or close to some of the world's most magnificant forests and tallest trees! If you are planning on traveling to Grants Pass, use this interactive map to help you locate everything from food to hotels to tourist destinations. Five information centers are located along this north-south corridor. Grants Pass, along with Medford and Ashland was an unofficial "sundown town", which actively warned Black and other non-white people to leave town before sunset or face violence and harassment. As of the census of 2000, there were 23,003 people, 9,376 households, and 5,925 families residing in the city. There are ten government-sponsored New Deal era murals in Oregon; Grants Pass is the only post office that contains two. I am developing contingencies in case Siskiyou Pass is closed due to snow. Bring our travel magazine along. Ready to hit the road? Airport: Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV) Continue north on U.S. 101 ~3 miles to access Bald Hills Road or ~7 miles to access the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. , Year round, there are First Friday Art Nights. Grants Pass has numerous and diverse parks and green spaces. 197 and continue southeast ~7 miles to the junction with U.S. 199 in the heart of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. From the Oregon Coast (Highway 101) Grants Pass, along with Medford and Ashland was an unofficial " sundown town ", which actively warned Black and other non-white people to leave town before sunset or face violence and harassment.  Due to labor shortages and low acreage planted in sugar beets, the processing machinery was moved to Toppenish, Washington, in 1918 or 1919. The city council has 8 members as of 2019, representing 4 wards and are elected to 4 year terms by the city. The per capita income for the city was $16,234. Driving Directions. You can zoom in or out on the map by hitting the + or - buttons. Park headquarters and the Crescent City Information Center are located 26 miles south of Brookings, Ore., off of U.S. 101. 1111 Second Street 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.03 square miles (28.57 km2), of which, 10.87 square miles (28.15 km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.. From Grants Pass, Ore., take U.S. 199/Redwood Highway and travel ~70 miles southwest to the northeast boundary of the parks near Hiouchi, Calif.; continue west an additional 5 miles on U.S. 199, then south ~4.5 miles on U.S. 101 to Crescent City, Calif. (home to the Crescent City Information Center). Although there was no documented law of the racist policy, it was enforced locally via residents and signage.. The history of Grants Pass reads like a classic chapter of the American West. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.5% of the population. , The Oregon–Utah Sugar Company, financed by Charles W. Nibley, was created, leading to a sugar beet factory being built in Grants Pass in 1916.