A Drain Revisit

Looking northwest, Steam train passes over trestle in lower left corner, covered bridge obscured by smoke.

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Encounter of the First Kind

Driving back-roads of Florence, Oregon an object in an open, yet fenced-in area catches my attention. Parking the Scion nearby I go in for a closer look discovering at the foot of a hill and tree line a scoreboard rusting from Pacific Northwest weather and salted ocean air, in faded, black words FLORENCE KIWANiS, no… Continue reading Encounter of the First Kind

Driving back-roads of Florence, Oregon an object in an open, yet fenced-in area catches my attention. Parking the Scion nearby I go in for a closer look discovering at the foot of a hill and tree line a scoreboard rusting from Pacific Northwest weather and salted ocean air, in faded, black words FLORENCE KIWANiS, no…… Continue reading Encounter of the First Kind

Landmark Murder

In 1862 a few miles east of where I snapped these pictures today a murder took place, the body found in a creek. There were two parties involved A and B, B killing A for his money and girl. Apparently, A had worked hard saved up about $500, a great sum in 1862 dollars, and… Continue reading Landmark Murder

In 1862 a few miles east of where I snapped these pictures today a murder took place, the body found in a creek. There were two parties involved A and B, B killing A for his money and girl. Apparently, A had worked hard saved up about $500, a great sum in 1862 dollars, and…… Continue reading Landmark Murder

The Last of Three Stops: Scottsburg, Oregon

ladies and gentlemen from all walks of life boarded a paddlewheel steamer plying westward

ladies and gentlemen from all walks of life boarded a paddlewheel steamer plying westward

Elkton, Oregon

On any given day drivers blast through towns on their to someplace my self included however,

On any given day drivers blast through towns on their to someplace my self included however,

Oregon History this time Drain

Pass River Covered Bridge Statehood CentenialCovered wagon replicaChristmas lights 2019 on Highway 38's eastern approach to townthis just a small taste of the many lights adorning Drain this holiday seasonCharles Drains House now apart of the local school districtThis group of tall pine caught my eye on the eastern approach to town off of Highway… Continue reading Oregon History this time Drain

Pass River Covered Bridge Statehood CentenialCovered wagon replicaChristmas lights 2019 on Highway 38’s eastern approach to townthis just a small taste of the many lights adorning Drain this holiday seasonCharles Drains House now apart of the local school districtThis group of tall pine caught my eye on the eastern approach to town off of Highway…… Continue reading Oregon History this time Drain

Tempestuous Weather

Some time ago, I received a letter from my father containing an article about a violent storm that descended on metropolitan Detroit causing major flooding and destruction with pictures of downed trees, power lines, and damaged homes; the hometown St. Clair Shores escaped major destruction.  As I read memories of Midwest weather surfaced:  tornadoes, thunderstorms…… Continue reading Tempestuous Weather