History is rich, indeed!

Hello Fans and Friends,

I just wanted to take a second and share a couple links to the area history. If you get a chance to meet me (Dawna, the owner), you’ll quickly find out how enamored I am by the local history and how folks sought the refuge of the Wild West in hopes of pursuing a dream. We are very familiar with the idea of retreating from the big city life.

Living in Maupin has presented a wonderful opportunity to live and learn the history in a way of cultural immersion. Being a natural explorer, I have discovered a wealth unlike any other. I enjoy sharing the nature, the natural landscape, and the local history as it relates to the land.

If you’re arriving from the North on Highway 197, be sure to stop by The Dalles to try their “walking history tour” or the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum for an amazing journey back in time.

As you continue to travel South on Highway 197 from The Dalles, there will be an opportunity to pay respect to those historic travelers before you at the Rebekah Lodge Community Cemetery . Please practice kindness and allow the dearly departed to rest in peace. Please be respectful of the lands and its occupants. If you’re interested in learning more about historic sites like this, check out the State of Oregon’s Gravestone Heritage page.

Another must see and stop on your way to us is the Dufur Museum. And I could go on and on about all the things you could do from this point, but I want to see you this trip, so head on in and let’s chat…ice cream and hiking! Yes, please.

Maupin’s busy season is a lot like the Wild West and we get our kicks living among it. Last year, The Dalles was listed in True West Magazine as a True Western Town. The article describes the vivid and wild history of the area. Maupin carries the history one step further by inviting the wild fun to the area. I think we know a little something about a “Rowdy River Crowd.”

If you’d like other options to immerse yourself in the history, please be sure to check in with me about your interests. I love to talk touring the local area.

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