"Pioneer Village Buildings: Area 1" Fort Rock Things to Do Tip by atufft
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The Museum serves as entrance to the enclosed village of salvaged pioneer buildings. From the museum, the guide sheet starts on the east, or left side, and works clockwise. The Stratton House (1912) is the original structure built by Fred Stratton, a carpenter by trade. This building was donated by one of two sons, Frank Stratton, a founding member of the Fort Rock Homestead Society. Frank died in 1994, and the building, which had served variously as a Post Office and storage shed, was moved across the street to it's present location in 2000. Next, is an early 1900's cabin moved from Bend, Oregon, which closely resembles the original Land Office that was located in the Conneley Hills, between Silver Lake and Fort Rock. Settlers registered their homesteads here. In this series of images also, is Dr. Thom's Office, which was located in Silver Lake. Dr. Thom came in 1905 soon after finishing medical training in Minnesota, and stayed until he moved to Bend, Oregon in 1924. In this building, now moved to the museum, Dr. Thom delivered over 100 babies and saved "countless lives" during the 1917 flu epidemic.
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