May is National Historic Preservation Month

May 01, 2019
Celebrate with historic tours at Land Trust Preserves. Visit one of the oldest structures in Deschutes County or walk important wagon roads.


Did you know your Land Trust Preserves also protect historical sites? Camp Polk Meadow Preserve is home to one of the oldest structures in Deschutes County, and the historic Santiam Wagon Road runs through Whychus Canyon Preserve. Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month this May by joining us for one or more of our historic tours:

 

  • May 7th, Camp Polk History Wander, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve: Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County's oldest structures), and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like.
  • May 9th, Hindman History Wander, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve: Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County's oldest structures), and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like with a descendant of the Hindman family.
  • May 16th, Santiam Wagon Road Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve: Walk back in time to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley, or east to graze livestock on the grasses of the desert. Explore the site of an early homestead and the signs and symbols still visible along the trail today, helping to tell the story of travel and commerce in the high desert.
  • May 23rd, Santiam Wagon Road Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve: Walk back in time to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley, or east to graze livestock on the grasses of the desert. Explore the site of an early homestead and the signs and symbols still visible along the trail today, helping to tell the story of travel and commerce in the high desert.
  • May 30th, Hindman History Wander, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve: Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County's oldest structures), and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like with a descendant of the Hindman family. 

 

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