The town of Halfway Oregon has a population of 288. The town is notable to antique tractor and equipment collectors because they have antique machinery set out at corners and other strategic places throughout the town! I learned that Halfway is located “halfway” between the communities of Pine and Cornucopia. It is also along the […]
Growing up in the Midwest, I am familiar with mining, but coal mining. It was interesting being exposed to the gold mining history of the Sumpter Valley and surrounding area during my visit to Eastern Oregon. After an exhilarating ride playing engineer for a day on the Sumpter Valley Railroad (http://www.sumptervalleyrailroad.org/index.htm) with, Timothy Bishop of […]
Who didn’t want to be an engineer as a kid? It’s kind of like that desire to be an astronaut or a Hollywood actress, only for me, the engineer dream came true! During my recent trip to Eastern Oregon Sam McCloskey and his daughter Jennifer Jenks allowed me to be an engineer for a day […]
So, I traveled to Eastern Oregon to cover the fascinating Salt Lick Auction, an event where salt blocks that have been crafted into art by animal artists are judged, auctioned, and sold – with the funds going for Parkinson’s Research. While on my quest to cover the Salt Lick Auction, I got the chance to […]
Power from the Past is an outdoor museum preserving agricultural history as well as the history that Pug Robinson and his daughter Mary Neske share.