My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.
—— Robbie Burns
Happy Robbie Burns Day.
(This is my favorite Burns quote.)
The Thunder Mountain rush was in the early 1900’s. The photograph was taken in front of the depot in Emmett and has become a local icon. This card is addressed to my grandmother. My grandparents moved to High Valley in 1906, where they operated a stage stop. (see previous post)
This photo was taken in 1982, when the barn was roughly 100 years old.
Peter French (April 30, 1849 – December 26, 1897) was an early-day cattle king in the high Oregon desert country of Harney County. The circular design was used to break horses in the winter. It is roughly 100 feet in diameter. (Oregon Encyclopedia)
Part of French’s P Ranch was eventually purchased by the United States government and added to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (wikipedia) The barn is east of the refuge.