Friday, August 31, 2018

Stonehenge, high above the Columbia River...

This is a full-size replica of Stonehenge, built starting in 1918, about 100 miles east of Portland.  It was America's first monument to the dead of WWI

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Heading west!


Sharing today with Mersad's Through My Lens

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Still proud, a 1949 Studebaker flatbed truck...

And 80 years earlier, most of the covered wagons were Studebakers too...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The elevator at Boyd...


This wooden giant was used for storing wheat.  Trains stopped where the dirt road is now.  A water driven grist mill was on the other side.  A normal person would stand only as tall as the top of the lower window on the left side.  And once again the old schoolhouse is peeking from the top right. 

Boyd, Oregon-- the little school high on a bluff above the grist mill and giant wooden elevator...



Now a ghost town, this was a bustling place 120 years ago.  Boyd was dis-incorporated in 1955.  The wooden grain elevator is quite large and is visible above the trees.  Steam trains and stage coaches stopped here. Now there is only the schoolhouse and the elevator.






Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Goodnoe Hills schoolhouse...

The poor old building looks pretty bad these days, so it asked me to take only its good side.  It would look more like the others if someone hadn't put those terrible green shingles on the outside 60 or 70 years ago...

Sharing today with Mersad's Through My Lens


Saturday, August 4, 2018

The 8 Mile Schoolhouse

Long abandoned--- but I wonder why the windows on the side were closed up at some point.

A two room schoolhouse on the high plains--


Thursday, August 2, 2018

The old classic, Boyd schoolhouse...


So many of our old favorites are being threatened by wildfires on the dry side of the mountains...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Plywood tables and benches, and an old piano-- perfect for potlucks and sing-alongs at the old Friend School...

The people on farms and ranches from miles around can be a part of each other's lives at the old schoolhouse.