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Sunday, October 21, 2012

THE WAY IT WAS

Every once in awhile there are places that we visit that take us back and touches the roots of our history.  During our recent vacation, my husband and I visited some historic landmarks and the tiny (and I mean tiny) towns of Frenchglen and Fields in southeastern Oregon.  A step back in time where life is slower and simplistic.   


Frenchglen, Oregon - population 12
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Making our way to Fields from Frenchglen, the landscape is rugged and beautiful.




The uniquely constructed "Round Barn", located just outside of Burns, Oregon, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was built in the late 1800's by Peter French, a well known cattle rancher in the area.  French used the barn to break horses in the winter.










Impressive juniper beams are the basis of the construction.










Fields, Oregon.  Population: 10


Basque cowboys getting their "adult refreshments" for the evening.










The little restaurant inside this store, make some of the best milkshakes I've ever had.


This part of the state is littered with antelope.




Basque cowboy on a cattle drive.


"Slow down and enjoy life.  It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast-you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."  --Eddie Cantor

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