A while back we made contact with a woman who grew up on our property in the 1950s. Renee was kind enough to share some pictures, and I’ve finally gotten around to scanning a couple of them, as well as found the approximate point that they were taken from in order to do a photopoint comparison. While I was doing that, I tracked down a couple of pictures that we’d taken early in our tenure here, for further comparison.
(click them all, preferably in a new tab/window, for the full view)
It’s neat to see how a landscape can change, both in under a decade, and then over the decades.
While I’ve been wanting to do this post for a while, what finally sparked me to get it all organized was this article in the local paper by a local historian. The money quote:
Puckerville, in Moore’s Valley area, tried also to become a town. In the late 1880s and ’90s, Puckerville items in Yamhill County newspapers reported talk of a new store “in our berg,” the organizing of a literary society, and this confident item: “Puckerville has more get up and go than any other town its size in Yamhill County.” But Puckerville’s “get up and go” never “got up and grew.”
It looks like my next historical investigation will be finding out where this Puckerville town was. Moore’s Valley is a very small place, so it can’t have been more than a few miles from us, but I haven’t heard anything about a town site around here. Add it to my list…