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    Default Boyd, Oregon

    Boyd started as a stage coach stop on the banks of Fifteenmile Creek. Gold was discovered near John Day in 1861 and a larger strike in Canyon City in 1862. The community developed around the stage coach inn until it was platted in 1895. The Great Southern Railroad was built through in 1905, and Boyd thrived until the Dallas-California Highway was built in 1923. Couple that with the Depression, and well... we all know what happened then.

    The remains of the town are very little. The downtown part has been totally "redeveloped" and is now populated by single family houses, all of which look to be post WWII. "Outside" of town is a cool grain elevator, a stone house that is totally concealed in bushes and trees, and lonely abandoned barn that is on it's last legs.



    This first picture was several months earlier. In early June, it was almost completely hidden again.






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    Great Shots! The second one is definately your best of the three.

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    Really nice pics, thanks..........Speedy

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    Thank you both, they did turn out pretty good if I may say so!
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    Love the grain elevator. Any idea what the date of that building is.

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    What a lovely place with the creek meandering through and all. That old barn is not long for this world, you got some great shots to remember it by.

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    Nice photos. I just hate seeing well built old building allowed to fall apart.
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