When entering Grants Pass, Oregon, you drive under a sign reading, “It’s the Climate.” This has welcomed visitors since 1920. Then you start noticing the marvelous downtown buildings. They have been carefully maintained and refurbished. During its history, Grants Pass was a major stop for stagecoaches, the Oregon-California Railroad and travelers along the Rouge River. This wall mural by R. E. Colton is called, “On the Road of a Thousand Wonders.” The Victorian building was the First National Bank of Southern Oregon when it was built in 1890. Now it is the Old Town Marketplace.