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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Early Oregon ~ Homestead Village Museum: Fort Rock, Oregon

This post is so long that it bumped the other one I just did about Fort Rock and Fort Rock State Park to the next page!  So, grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine if it is that time of day), sit back, and enjoy.  There are some pretty cool pictures on here, if I do say so myself.  Remember, you can click on any of these photos to enlarge them for better viewing.

I have submitted this post to Shadow Shot Sunday.  There were too many cool photos with shadows to choose just one, so I went ahead and submitted the whole post.   However, the photo of the bed and rocking chair at the very top of this page (under the Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy title), is my very favorite of the bunch.

 See the bottom of this post for more details!

I want to give a shout out to the nice man who let me inside the Homestead Village Museum, in Fort Rock, Oregon, even though it was officially closed.  He was there working on the computer and offered to open up shop, just for my husband and me.  Thank you, kind sir.


The buildings were locked, but I looked through the windows when I could, and held the flash down so that it wouldn't reflect in the windows.  I put the camera lens right on the windows to try and keep out the outside reflections.  Sometimes I didn't know what I was going to get.  I am very happy with the interesting things that showed up!


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews

This is a little town that was brought in piece by piece from all over the high desert, including Bend.  To learn more about how volunteers have worked so hard to save these valuable parts of history, please go and visit the official website at Homestead Village Museum and Fort Rock, Oregon  after you are done here.  I think that I have some of the buildings mixed up, so I'll have to keep working on this post.  I am open to corrections on this one!  Also, here is the link about all of this on Wikipedia.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews
The back of the office and gift shop.


These homes and businesses were lived in and used for years, before they were moved here and set up to be a historic town.  Now, only rabbits actually live there.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


Here is the community garden:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


The Livery:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews

The Outhouse:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews

The Stratton House:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


Dr. James Thom's Cabin, 1907:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


The Land Office/Widmer Cabin, 1920/1930:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


The Menkenmaier Log Cabin:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


St. Bridget/St. Rose Catholic Church, 1919:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews
 Sorry, I couldn't see inside the church windows.


The Bodenmeir House:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


The Belletable House, 1911-1918:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


The Fort Rock Mercantile:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews
Cary and I both think that the guys on American Pickers 
would love to have this fuel tank!


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews
It looks like they are working on the inside of the store.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews

Sunset School, 1912:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews

The Museum has a nice gift shop, but I didn't take any pictures of it.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy, Kathy Matthews

Make sure to hit "Older Posts" ... this one was so long that it moved the other long one I made this morning about Fort Rock itself to the other page!

If you liked this post, you will probably also enjoy these two also:
Oregon Outback and Fort Rock, Oregon
The Big Obsidian Flow Tour at Newberry Caldera, Oregon

I submitted this post to Hey Harriet's  Shadow Shot Sunday.
Please go on over and take a look at other great photos when you get a chance!




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5 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Oh gosh! What a magical post! I loved each and every one of these gorgeous photos! Thanks so very much for joining in Shadow Shot Sunday and sharing these gems with us!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you so much for visiting and for your feedback. I thought that these were pretty neat too. Thanks for letting me submit a whole post!

Kathy

Janel said...

I love the shots inside the cabins! I love imagining what life was like for the people that lived there.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Janel,

Thank you so much. I love doing the same thing. I'm going to email you a link of when Frances and I went to the High Desert Museum, I think you will enjoy those photos too.

Kathy

Shelly Miller said...

Kathy, This is great. I always fantasized about life in these days. Life on the Oregon Trail when I was younger. Now it's not so appealing.....I especially like the photo's of the school, church and the one near the beginning with the clothes line. So interesting.

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