Alva Day traveled all around Central Oregon in his job with Pacific Power. This view labeled "30mile Creek" is dated January 1928. Thirtymile Creek is south of Condon in Gilliam County. It looks like the field is full of very woolly sheep. I'll bet the spot hasn't changed much.
[Ed. note: Added a modern view, as requested]
When I was a kid, we spent a week at the ranch which was later owned by the Rajneesh. There weren’t many trees in the area. The owner, whose family had originally homesteaded the ranch said the lumber for the house had been brought in by wagon from The Dalles.
I wonder where the lumber for these buildings came from?
L.E. on 19th May 2021 @ 7:29am
I keep hoping you might have a photo and a story about Charlott.
Leti on 19th May 2021 @ 8:29am
You are in my neighbor today. Highway 19 between Condon and Fossil goes right over this view to the left. Here is a link for current view. Arthur maybe you can embed it for others. https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-120.20930059,616.42034912a,0d,60y,95.5331h,81.4227t,-0.0342r/data=IhoKFmpteF9aX2FMWWVoa3lpdnJyakRUd2cQAg?utm_source=earth7&utm_campaign=vine&hl=en
Those are sheep. My family had property down the creek and as kids we would come up the stream(Thirty Mile Creek, left) and I would meet a friend that would come down stream (right) at this farm. Those were the good days of kids at large and parents were concerned because every adult was your parent and you respected them as such.
OrMtnMaid on 19th May 2021 @ 8:36am
I'm working on it, Leti. We've made a request to her family.
ArthurB on 19th May 2021 @ 9:55am
Nothing like firsthand information OrMtnMaid. Thanks.
Being from the west side, staying in the John Day country was my first experience of waking up in the morning smelling Juniper and hearing quail. Something you would have grown up with.
L.E. on 19th May 2021 @ 10:08am
Thanks, OrMtnMaid. I added the modern view. Looks like at least one of these buildings survives.
ArthurB on 19th May 2021 @ 1:01pm
Which of the lumps are bushes vs. sheep?
nels on 19th May 2021 @ 5:12pm
That’s a whale of a rock face .... still in place today .. so it seems.
I spy the early period power line perhaps ...
Me with my am cup of jo already miss Charlotte’s deep contribution each morn oftentimes at 7:01 am ...way before the rest of us !
Stever on 19th May 2021 @ 6:38pm
nels, all the bumps on the low flat land are sheep. I suspect they have eaten everything else.
ArthurB on 19th May 2021 @ 6:49pm
Thanks Arthur. Poor sheep. Not much to eat in all that snow.
nels on 19th May 2021 @ 9:29pm