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Winter Travel Prep

Winter Travel Prep

Once upon a time, we zipped over Stephens or Snoqualmie passes in Washington in mid-winter, hoping only to avoid goose-feather snowflakes, taking “compact snow and ice” as routine.  No more.

Thomas Condon Paleontology Center

Thomas Condon Paleontology Center

The Thomas Condon Paleontology Center in the John Day area of Oregon is a gold mine of geological timetables and formations, of flora and fauna fossils, all illustrated with charts, descriptions, rock samples, and the fossils themselves.

John Day and his River, Oregon

John Day and his River, Oregon

John Day, the hunter, trapper, and mountain man, native of Virginia, whose name is applied now to the area, explored, hunted, and lived in a wide area including not only the part of Oregon named for him, but wide areas in Idaho and Washington.

Wagons, Coaches, and Paraphernalia

Wagons, Coaches, and Paraphernalia

Ox Bow Wagons and Coaches, as we drive into Canyon City, is the place to order your custom-made replica of a stage coach, chuck wagon, or carriage.  It’s also jam packed with harnesses, hardware, antique farm equipment…