Welcome to the largest tree farm in Oregon. The Howard Johnson Memorial forest is named after the owner of the property. This property is very historic to Wallowa because of it’s rich history of settlements and ranches on top of Smith Mountain
The mill closed down in the mid 1990s and was an enormous blow to the community, cutting jobs by 15% in the town. The lumber industry used to support the town and provide security. The logging industry has suffered since.
These are some stills of the Maxville cabin. This is the last remaining building of the Maxville settlement. This was an infamous milling community in the Wallowa valley. This was one of the first integrated communities, housing black and white people together.
Found these two out Promise (A historic ‘town’ in the Wallowa area). Here they are in front of a quilt made by the original settlers of promise in 1903. Their grandma stitched her name into this quilt along with others in the town in 1903.