Halfway Oregon

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 […]

Mining in the Sumpter Valley and beyond offers history galore

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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 […]