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Grants Pass

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a city in SW Oregon.
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city, seat (1886) of Josephine county, southwestern Oregon, U.S., on the Rogue River, in the Klamath Mountains, 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Medford. A stage stop on the Sacramento-Portland overland route, it was named to commemorate Union General Ulysses S. Grant's victory at Vicksburg and developed after the Oregon and California (later Southern Pacific) Railroad established a station there in 1883.

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