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    Quote Originally Posted by shirohniichan View Post
    I'm glad to see y'all are checking in.

    I blame the lack of activity around here on Don because he ain't postin' no more purdy pitchers of his'n from the 1960s and '70s.

    Once I saw them photos I'd get all restless-like and git out to the ghost towns. Since he ain't moseyin' by here no more I just been sittin' around doin' nothin'.


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    One of the last remaining structures of old Sebastian, Florida. The fishing industry was murdered by the Florida net ban putting generations of fishermen out of work. Nearly all are gone now and their fish factories and properties have turned into restaurants and marinas.
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    Really is nice to see a few of the veteran members checkin' in. Thanks to everyone that took the time.

    I'm also on a political thread, and that one has gone silent too in the last few days. I know it (quiet periods) happens, but I'd sure hate to see Todd pull this site down for lack of interest or activity. And that's also likely why he posts msgs from the archives, thank God fer small miracles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad bob View Post
    Like to see the pics, barn. Also, Clarkston, Walla Walla, & Umatilla (Est 1863 as Umatilla Landing) apparently have historic "old towns".

    Pasco has Franklin Co Hist Museum, and Sacajawea Museum. Kennewick may still have the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train, and the Oasis Waterworks (Water Park). BTW some of this info was just part of research I'd done years ago trying to start a tour bus enterprise.

    If you can find the spots where pioneers broke their wagons down and made them into boats (many drowned trying to float down the Columbia), you might find old artifacts to donate to a museum, even though the area has already been scoured.
    Thanx for the suggestions. I live about 8 miles east of Umatilla. In fact, that's where my dentist is. The town is old, but I wouldn't call it an historic "old town". Not what I've seen of it anyway. The oldest thing I've seen there is an old cemetery. I did a quick search on the Spirit of Washington Dinner train, and couldn't find any info about it being in the Kennewick area. All the references I found were for the Renton and Tacoma areas. Will have to check for info on Clarkston. La Grande is over an hour away, so closer, but an easy drive. It does have some historic buildings, and has a fire engine museum. It was closed the last time we were there, so am hoping to make another trip over there to see that, before the snow flies on the Blues. Pendleton is only about 30 miles east of us, and has alot of historic buildings. I'd like to take in the underground tour one of these days. This weekend we're headed up to the Fort Walla Walla Museum. Finally! Between the hay and my husband being worn out from working, we don't get to go play as often as we'd like during the summer. I'm workin' on that though. I got a commitment for the Fort Saturday, and we got up to Dayton, WA a couple of weeks ago. Pic's of that trip: http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...cpZZ1QQtppZZ20 A very cool little town.

    Will have to do some research on the pioneers converting their wagons into boats. I really haven't heard anything about that. It would be interesting to find those spots and poke around a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad bob View Post
    Haven't seen Laura around here lately
    I'm still here but don't check in as often as before. It's too danged hot to get out and do much exploring. Hopefully things will pick up once Summer is over...it can't be soon enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post
    I'm still here but don't check in as often as before. It's too danged hot to get out and do much exploring. Hopefully things will pick up once Summer is over...it can't be soon enough for me.

    Yep the weather can be oppresive. But I think that's a good time to sit under the AC and annoy, I mean ....stay active in cool places like this one. Where else can ya chat on topic, with peeps from all over the world? Or at least nation wide?


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    Still here, Just been real busy. Hope everybody is doing OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum View Post
    Thanx for the suggestions. I live about 8 miles east of Umatilla. In fact, that's where my dentist is. The town is old, but I wouldn't call it an historic "old town". Not what I've seen of it anyway. The oldest thing I've seen there is an old cemetery. I did a quick search on the Spirit of Washington Dinner train, and couldn't find any info about it being in the Kennewick area. All the references I found were for the Renton and Tacoma areas. Will have to check for info on Clarkston. La Grande is over an hour away, so closer, but an easy drive. It does have some historic buildings, and has a fire engine museum. It was closed the last time we were there, so am hoping to make another trip over there to see that, before the snow flies on the Blues. Pendleton is only about 30 miles east of us, and has alot of historic buildings. I'd like to take in the underground tour one of these days. This weekend we're headed up to the Fort Walla Walla Museum. Finally! Between the hay and my husband being worn out from working, we don't get to go play as often as we'd like during the summer. I'm workin' on that though. I got a commitment for the Fort Saturday, and we got up to Dayton, WA a couple of weeks ago. Pic's of that trip: http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...cpZZ1QQtppZZ20 A very cool little town.

    Will have to do some research on the pioneers converting their wagons into boats. I really haven't heard anything about that. It would be interesting to find those spots and poke around a bit.

    The wagons had to stop at the Columbia, as the canyon walls came right down to the river at that time. Not sure if it was around the Dalles or not. But many folks lost their lives on the river after travelling all that way, enduring unbelievable hardships. So others took a road which I think is current rte US197 south up into the hills, either to current Madras, OR, then current OR 216 to US 26, or Maupin and over that way, then thru Gov't Camp, Zigzag, and down into Oregon City. It was called Barlow's Road, but not sure which portion had that designation.

    BTW, if possible barn, would ya mind making your print font a bit larger. Me eyesight is nearly gone with cataract on the right, and the left is buggin' out tryin to pick up the wee print. I'd be obliged to ya.
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    Well dang Bad! Go get your' peepers fixed! I had mine done last year. Best thing I ever did. While they were at it, they corrected my lousy vision too. No more contacs or glasses. I can see things I never saw before. Which can be a bit startling at times. Who knew the dust bunnies could get that big?

    The canyon walls still come straight down to the river in places. I'll have to do some research to find out where the pioneers were trying to float the river. Not something I'd willingly do. The river might look lazy, but it's not. I'm not surprised alot of them lost thier lives trying it. And after coming all that way. A terrible shame to loose thier lives like that when they were so close.

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