The museum walls were covered with old photographs of the Brook-Scanlon logging trains that carried the logs from the forest of my sacred place (deer camp) into the mills at what we currently know as the Old Mill District. Old photo's of hunters dressed in vest, jacket and bow tie decorated the walls as did pictures of logging camps that housed hundred's of working families in the forest southwest of Bend. My dad lived in a logging camp for a time as a child with his family while his dad and other family members worked for the company. It was so cool seeing photos of the places my family has come from. It makes me want to dig deeper into local history, my history. This is who I am and where my family came from. My roots grow deep. I'm proud to have been raised here. Just strolling through the rooms today it's obvious how hunting was such an important part of the local history. The mule deer herds were abundant so harvesting meat was an easy task as long as you were a decent marksman. My book "A Sacred Place" is being considered for the book store. It tells of local history from a personal perscective. I recommend that you visit your local museum. It helped me to have a greater appreciation for my community and it's a place of great discovery.
This is a photo of me and my big sister Karen playing at what used to be a Brook-Scanlon Logging camp. No this picture isn't in the museum.