Of course this caught my fancy on the way to Long Campground
in Idaho where we will be meeting up and hanging
for a few days with our friends Paul and Sharon.
We were able to meet up with them a couple years ago and it was so
It was a beautiful ride along the Clearwater River.
Of course we went exploring and poked our
collective noses into all kinds of things.
This was the first courthouse in Pierce Idaho
built in 1862. The town evolved when a gold rush
happened in the area on the Nez Perce's land (pronounced Nez Purse).
Anyway a treaty was drawn up because of all the trespassing
going on and the Nez Perce lost 90% of their land.
The gold ran out and basically left the Nez Perce pretty much screwed.
We then went to the Logging Museum that
had lots of stuff.
Naturally I photographed what interested me.
First off, my gram had both of these items.
The wringer washer was in the basement where every
Monday she did the laundry and hung it outside.
The tub on the wall was where I had baths when I was a
kidlet in the middle of her kitchen.
As you may or may not know I had a career in the telephone
company (GTE) and my first job was the cord board.
NOT as old as this one mind you,
but it was a fun job.
My aunt Toot (short vowels there) had one of these babies
and she used to love to sew and passed it on to my
cousin Judy. I, too loved to sew but I was never as good
as either of these two.
This is a logger's cabin.
It was cozy with just the essentials.
Except for those things that are essential to me, i.e., running
water and a bathroom.
Check out the locomotive bell that was used
as a dinner bell at the logging camp.
Sharon and I were really hot on finding out what the
heart of the monster was all about.
And here it is in a nutshell....
A monster was eating all of the animals. Coyote fooled the monster into swallowing him. Using a set of stone knives that he had brought with him, Coyote cut apart the monster from the inside to release all of the animals that were trapped in the monster. Upon emerging from the remains of the monster, Coyote cut it up and threw the pieces all over the land, creating the Indian people who inhabit the land. Fox asked Coyote about the land around the monster, it had no people, what was he to do? As Coyote washed the blood of the monster off his hands, the drops became the Nez Perce.
My artistic approach to black eyed susies that
were abundant in our campground.
More Clearwater river pix.
And doesn't that railroad bridge make you swoon.