Water Stone Walls

Galway

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Put an ‘official’ bird on it

David Rice Made in Oregon MeadowlarkI’d love to have David Rice recreate his work above on as a mural in the Oregon Capitol city of Salem. I think we should celebrate our state bird the Western Meadowlark more and more often!

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The Church Street Bridge

thanks Bonnie!

On The Way

Ellen Stevens and a group of citizens is working on saving the beautiful Church Street Bridge.  It was built in 1928 and designed by then Salem bridge engineer R.A.Furrow, one-time colleague of well-known bridge designer Conde McCullough.  The bridge is a beauty…

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spanning Pringle Creek (which is a pretty swollen, roaring body of water today…due to our rain-that-will-not-stop)

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Ellen walks a lot, and became disturbed by the deteriorated condition of the bridge.  She was particularly interested in the restoration of design and the spirit of the old bridge.  She came by the other day to show us some proposed designs for the balustrade replacements and she spoke so interestingly about the bridge we went to take a look during our brief sunny respite between storms…

The span is longer than we thought, and the bridge environs are gorgeous.  The original bridge has a variety of curves and “balconies” that provide…

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Greatest place to watch the world's largest tern

Greatest place to watch the world’s largest tern

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