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    Default Susanville Oregon, (Older pics)

    Based on Tsarvena's suggestions in this previous post:

    I found myself in the John Day area last summer with just enough time to attempt to find Susanville again. Following his directions, I believe I found the right turn off. Unfortunately, about a mile up or so are another set of "No Trespassing" signs.

    Before that there is this obviously inhabited house. It was locked up tight, so it's obvious that vandals abound through here, which explains the "No Trespassing" signs.

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    In a rather fortuitous set of circumstances, my Grandfather-in-law was an avid photographer also. I inherited pretty much his entire camera collection, including some nice vintage cameras that I'm looking forward to playing with. Most interesting, is a Viewmaster Personal Stereo Camera, apparently he engineered and built the machine that made these cameras, so I'm now in possession of #52 off the assembly line. If you're unfamiliar with this cool little camera, it allows you to make your own Viewmaster Reels using regular 35mm film!

    Among about 100 rolls of undeveloped film from 1960 to 1993, I found a canister labeled "Galena/Susan." Below are a few of the pictures that turned out after I had it developed. Unfortunately none of Galena itself on this roll, so hopefully there is another canister with some more pictures.

    This first one looks like a general store to me. The design is reminiscent of other general stores in Granite and the one at the Ah-Hee Digging's north of Sumpter.
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    Based on Google maps, I think this is looking roughly south west through town. The road there is most likely Elk Creek Canyon Road, which was the only one through town.
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    You have to wonder if that area under the building was used for anything. It seems like a prime storage spot, perhaps a fruit cellar for the long winters?
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    Last edited by hamellr; 09-10-2014 at 06:47 AM.
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