Monday, January 1, 2007

Wolf Creek, Oregon

Located 20 miles north of Grants Pass Oregon.
Exit 76 - on Interstate 5.

Population 1586

The Wolf Creek Inn is the oldest continuous use hotel in the state of Oregon. Built in 1883 by pioneer merchant Henry Smith, the inn was billed as a "first-class traveler's hotel" for folks traveling on the stagecoach. The building was first called Wolf Creek Tavern, an old English term describing a hotel that served food.
Wolf Creek Inn

I love country stores. Each is unique and each one tells something about the owners and the community.

This one has a bulletin board, two pay phones, various newspaper holders, a kindling holder, two wagon wheels, Christmas decorations, a window full of advertisements and displays....

Wolf Creek General Store

.... and one hand-carved, bigger-than-life wooden Indian.

Wooden Indian

I do realize displaying the wooden Indian is offensive to some Native Americans. I do not mean to be insensitive but rather am recording what I see.


photowannabe said...

I am going to enjoy this blog Faye. You live in a fascinating and so photographible (is that a word?)state.
My memories of Wolf Creek are almost running out of gas and not finding anything open as we traveled back to California from a camping trip. There were many miles of nothing but many miles of nothing.

Anonymous said...

Faye, I'm going to enjoy this too. Nita

Meg in Nelson said...

I love the hotel. It's beautiful in a quiet way.

Vita said...

My mother lived at the Wolf Creek Tavern while she taught school in Wolf Creek in the 40's. General Grant was supposed to have stayed in the room across the hall from hers.

Earlene said...

Well written article.

tapirgal said...

Cool images. There's so much to photograph in Oregon! I'm glad I found your blog today.