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S: Building a Bakery in Oregon

BC: The completed sculpture will look like the top photo

FC: Mixing business and pleasure at John's in Oregon March & April 2010 '

1: We got the call from John in early March 2010 that he needed help to meet deadlines for building the bakery . We were there in three days.

2: When we arrived in Falls City to help build the bakery. Dale Larson was building the 10 ft. x 10 ft. wood fired bake oven | This is the inside of the huge oven. It can bake over 100 loaves of bread at one time. | Unloading a commercial mixer that came off a navy ship. It proved to expensive to repair

3: We took 3 days off and went to northern Oregon stopping at Tillamook and visiting their co-op creamery and dairy operations

4: The Pacific Ocean just out of Astoria,Oregon

5: A salt extraction oven used by Lewis & Clark. Fort Clapsop where they camped just before crossing the Columbia river to Washington where the expedItion ended

6: The Astoria bridge spanning the Columbia River into Washington State | Columbia Column built in 1926 & 125 ft. high, offers a fantastic view of Astoria, Columbia River, Pacific Ocean, Mt. ST Helens & Mt. Rainier

7: MT. Rainier from Columbia Column | It was cold and the ocean was choppy and very windy

8: Thomas Flippin was a logger and his family lived in a slab board shack. Through hard work & investments he owned several saw mills.


10: Carol wondering what to do next | Mark is making warning boxes for Bread dough | Getting ready to cover the front of the oven

11: Carol lights the first fire in the new oven | THEY WILL FIRE THE OVEN LIKE THIS UNTIL IT REACHES 9OO DEGREES THEN CLEAN OUT THE WOOD AND MOP IT CLEAN AND LET IT COOL TO BAKING TEMPERATRE | After the oven has cured and baking temperature is reached it takes a lot less wood to keep it at baking temperature. We all go outside to see if smoke will come out the chimney

12: Lunch with John at the pink house after Easter Sunday services

13: This is a house on bakery property rented by one of the bakers | Work done it's time to go home

14: Breakfast in Nordman Idaho in the panhandle of Idaho | On our way to upper Priest Lake to see the Roosevelt Grove of ancient Cedars

15: Stopping at the ranger station they told us the snow was way to deep to get to the grove so we didn't see them | On to Bonners Ferry the Ferry would transfer supplies and gold rushers to the gold fields of the east Kootenays in Canada

16: Stopped for a sandwich and some baked goods in Bonners Ferry | These are the Cabinet Mountains just north of Bonners Ferry

17: In Livingston Montana headed for the north entrance to Yellowstone

18: This is a railroad coach made into a bed & breakfast on US 89 south toward Yellowstone (neat) | The Y e l l o w s t o n e River

19: The big town of Gardner Montana | This is the entrance to the park that Teddy Roosevelt rode his horse into (no arch at that time )

20: Mammoth Hot Springs and Minerva Terrace below

22: King of the road

23: This could have been a wolf. Towns people said because it had been warm. We were to far away to tell. | Antelope | We all know what these are.

24: This was as far as they plowed the road. We had to turn around and go back. | Cooke City Montana just outside Yellowstone

26: Rushmore National Memorial Black Hills of South Dakota

27: Crazyhorse Memorial Crazyhorse was a Oglala (sioux ) warrior. The sculpture was commissioned in 1948 by Chief Standing Bear and if completed will be the worlds largest sculpture | The End see back cover | WE WERE GONE FOUR WEEKS

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