Jacksonville, Oregon: Bozo the Clown's Childhood Home

A home-made sign on front yard fence claims that a former resident was Vance DeBar Colvig, the first Bozo the Clown. Also on the lawn: the biggest moonshine Still ever found in Jackson County.

Address:
410 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville, OR
Directions:
Southwest side of town. The signs and Still are on the south side of Fir St., just west of its intersection with S. Oregon St. They can be hard to spot among the bushes and trees during the summer months.
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Childhood Home of Bozo the Clown

A house in Jacksonville is the childhood home of Vance DeBar Colvig, a.k.a. Bozo the Clown. Also on its front lawn is the biggest Still used during Prohibition in Jackson County. Both are commemorated by signs mounted on a fence.

[Shakti Lee, 09/07/2022]

The sign notes that Colvig was the "original" Bozo the Clown. His rights to the Bozo character were bought out by a competitor in 1956, when Colvig was 64 years old.


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