Grants Pass, city (1990 pop. 17,488), seat of Josephine co., SW Oreg., on the Rogue River, in a heavily forested area; inc. 1887. It has meat-processing and wood-products industries and is a trade center for the region's flower bulbs (especially gladioli), fruits, nuts, vegetables, and dairy products. The city is headquarters for Siskiyou National Forest and is the gateway to a nearby recreational area.
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