Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Old Town Oakland November 13, 2013

Ontario, Oregon High 61 Low 30

Today we started for home (Salt Lake City area) so I am going to post on Oakland, a day trip we took while in Sutherlin. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

We went to see the Old Town Oakland. There are many old buildings, which look like the commercial part of the Old Town.

The large sign gives some history of the Town, and how it came to be where it is.

Originally it was built somewhere else, and then moved to it's present location in 1872.

The town was rebuilt in the 1890's when the wooden buildings were burned down. At that time they were constructed with bricks, which are still standing.

A lot of the old shops are now Antique shops, which we went into. Most of it looks like Junque to me.


More junque?

This is a barber shop that houses a Art Gallery. The barber is the artist and he is very good, and if you want he will cut your hair.

There is also a museum that opened at 12:30. There is no charge to see it. We went in it and enjoyed what was displayed.

Cindy got a picture of an old washing machine that was sold by Sears in 1902 for $2.75. Quite a difference from today.

We also got to see one of the old houses in the town. It is the original mansion.

Fall colors.

We also got a picture of this plaque, which someone with a sense of humor placed on one of the buildings.

If you are ever in the area, The Old Town Oakland is worth a visit.

Thanks for visiting.

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