Antique Machinery Used as Art in Halfway Oregon

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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 […]

Engineer for a day on the Sumpter Valley Rail Road!

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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 […]

Walk Through Beautiful Downtown Baker City

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Before meeting Timothy Bishop of the Baker Ciby Tourism Bureau for an early morning breakfast at the Lone Pine cafe I took a stroll through this picturesque downtown.  Plated in 1865 and incorporated in 1874 the town is along the Oregon Trail and surrounded by the Wallowa-Whitman Forest. Named after Edward D. Baker, the only […]

A Meeting with the Salt Lick artists

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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 […]

Mary Neske's Power of the Past

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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.