Heading away from Salem toward Jacksonville, Oregon, we actually could see the top of Mt. Shasta. Developed out of the gold rush of 1851, the town is a National Historic Landmark. Over 100 buildings are on the National Register.
We drove the 15 miles over to Ashland for a taste of the lithia water and to see The Pirates of Penzance. It was an incredible production with creative staging, wonderful singing and an a free bluegrass concert before-hand.
Over by the Jacksonville County Courthouse, there was a statue honoring the Pony Express and directly across the street a coffee shop called The Pony Espresso. It made us realize we should have been collecting the wonderfully clever names of coffee spots we had seen throughout the trip.