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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pioneer Village at Collier State Park, Chiloquin OR:

The Collier Logging Museum is located on Hwy 97 near Chiloquin, Oregon.  It is a huge outdoor display showing the living history of logging in Oregon.  It is free (though they do accept donations) and is well worth the stop.  The kids will love it!  We didn't stay that long, and though I took a lot of pictures, I missed some displays on the back side.

Nestled up along side of Spring Creek, there is a Pioneer Village.  Log cabins and buildings have been relocated to this spot from other areas in Oregon.  Folks have worked so hard on this, and I love this sort of thing so I took a lot of photos.  The buildings were locked and were dark inside, so I didn't know what the camera was going to pick up as I put the camera up to the windows.

Here is the village.  You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them so that the plaques are easier to read.


1. Banta Log Cabin


2. Redden Log Cabin


3. Sheepherder's Cabin



4. Bear Flat Store


5. Sawbones Log Cabin


6.  Gilchrist Log Cabin


 7.  Homesteader's Log Cabin


8.  Explorer's Cabin

(This one might not be accurate.)

So, there you go.  Here is a link to the museum's website: Collier Logging Museum

If you enjoyed this post, you might also like to check out this post that I did several years ago: Ft. Rock Village Museum Post.  It is of the museum at Ft. Rock, where they also brought in old buildings from Oregon and set up a little town.  

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~ Kathy M. 


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Train Mountain Train Ride in Chiloquin, Oregon:

This is the third post in a series about our visit to Train Mountain in Chiloquin, Oregon over the 4th of July weekend.  It was so much fun, and it was free (they do accept donations).

Train enthusiasts from around the world come to work on the miles of tracks.  The tracks are on a 1:7 scale.

There was a snack bar and a gift shop, and lots of places to sit and view the little trains.

We didn't ride on this one, but these pictures show what the trains are like:

Here is our conductor, but I can't remember his name:

We are heading out on our adventure:

There are many sights to see.  Miniatures of all sorts kept us entertained along the way:

 We even saw a hobo:

 Many animals greeted us, just like this family of ducks:

We were astounded by the rare sight of dinosaurs!

Aliens were all over the place:

 The tunnel was pretty cool and very dark:

View from the overpass:

 The train seats are boat seats.  Pretty good thinking guys.

We came back to the yard and took some more pictures.  This is the neatest place for young and old alike.  There is a train museum next door, but it is closed on Saturday.  The train rides are only offered on Saturday, and the same volunteers take care of both sites.

For the other two posts on our trip to Train Mountain, please click on these links:  Intimate Views of a Caboose  and
Fairy Landscapes at Train Mountain Museum

Here is the link to the Train Mountain website: Train Mountain Railroad.

If you get the chance, go!  There are no signs from Highway 97 because ODOT won't let them put one up, but take the road across the street from the gas station and drive a mile or so.  Easy peasy!


Kathy M.

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The 2012 Army All-American Day Event

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Photo Source: Nike "The Opening Brochure" Pages 2 and 3
During the week of July 5-9, 2011, Cary and I were privileged to attend "The Opening", watching quarterback grandson Tyler Matthews (#43 the first day, and #15 on game days) play with 150 of the best high school football players in the United States. The event was held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. I hope that you enjoy the pictures ... some are better photos than others, but I tried to capture as many kids as I could.

There are approximately 500 photos in these slide shows. They are of the players, the fans, our family and everybody/everything that caught my eye. They are in chronological order. No names are on the pictures, even if I do know who people were.

As time permits, I will also be writing blog posts about my experience as a spectator. Since I still have a lot to learn about football and this is not a sports blog, I'll write some human interest stories as seen through my eyes. That said, Tyler Matthews, YOU ROCK!!!!


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