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CATTLE BARON of THE WEST

When neighboring townspeople returned home to their Brackenheim village in Württemberg, Germany during the mid-1800s boasting of the money they earned in a short time in America, Heinrich Kreiser, a young butcher’s apprentice, knew he would do the same with … Continue reading

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REMEMBRANCE OF WORLD WAR II

The Army general purpose vehicle (GP pronounced Jeep) on display in the World War II exhibit at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, immediately caught our attention. In the late 1940s, Lee paid $500 for a war surplus Jeep. … Continue reading

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CAMP ABBOT, THEN and NOW

Part 1 of 2…. In the railroad survey section at the Bend, Oregon, High Desert Museum’s Spirit of the West exhibit, visitors learn that young Lt. Henry L. Abbot led an Army Corps of Topographical Engineers (all West Point graduates) … Continue reading

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