New Name

UNDER THE ROSE has a new name its.......BY THE SEAM.
I had trouble with the old web address so thought it would be best to change it.
Thanks for coming by and please leave me a comment so I know that you were here. Marlene

July 12, 2009

Local Scenery

Since we don't take a vacation I thought I would share some local scenery with you. This is a Church that was 100 years old this past May.
It burned down about 30 years ago. They were going to do some restoration work on it and rebuild it. You can see it has a new steeple and some new window frames. They have since started to tear it down and after this past week all that is left is the tower standing there. It did have a beautiful round Rosette window in the front of it. It is situated on the Oregon Trail.

Another Church dedicated in 1882 and was used a few years ago
in a movie, only I forgot what movie it was in. This Church is sort of unique because of the cemetery that is surrounding it.

This fence is also close by, sort of reminds me of the ones in Ireland. In 1867 a law abolishing the open range provided for the payment of 40 cents per rod(16 1/2 feet) to landowners to build and maintain a 4 1/2 foot stone fence. Stone is very plentiful here.

This is a huge well dug by hand by about 40 men over the winter and the spring of 1914. It was dug for the city for a water supply. It is said to be the second largest hand dug well in the world.

You can see that the well is good sized. It is 29' wide and 38' deep. That is a lot of digging with just shovels and picks. I am glad our water is more easily attained today.


Angela said...

Beautiful! I especially love the stone fence!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

beautiful photo's, Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

I'm a new visitor to your blog and am really enjoying reading your post.

Thanks so much for sharing your photos.