Golf Tournament

On July 14, 2018 will be our 10th year for our golf tournament and we are looking for golfers to come have a fun day, a delicious lunch, as well as maybe winning a raffle prize. Just come to Stone Ridge Golf Course at 8 am.  Price $75.00 per person.  Stone Ridge phone #541-830-4653  Thank…

Christmas Potluck Dinner

Circle this date on your calendar for the upcoming annual Christmas Dinner. It will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Please bring a food item to share. The Lake Creek Historical Society will provide the meat, coffee and punch. The dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Hall. The “White Elephant Gift…

The History of Lake Creek

Title: The History of Lake Creek: Struggles and Perseverance of the Early Settlers. The Lake Creek Historical Society has a booklet for sale.  $10.00. If ordered by mail please enclose $3.00 for postage. Sample of Chapters in booklet:  Lake Creek get its name, First settlers come to Lake Creek, Ranch life in Lake Creek, The Little…

Lake Creek Roots

  Florence (Grandma on right) and sister Maud c. 1900. The Lake Creek Thumberg homestead that Frederick Thumberg built c 1890 on the Salt Creek Road property.  Photo by Victor Thumberg c. 1950   Lake Creek Roots – by Garry Wilson “Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind…

Tales of the South Fork

TALES OF THE SOUTH FORK Water Should Run Downhill This is a first of three stories that Paul Wendt wrote in 1991 of his experiences in Lake Creek. They bought Farlows place on South Fork Little Butte. Susan Shoemaker donated these stories that her father wrote to the LCHS. Thank you Susan.  Copied from the…

Post Cards For Sale

POST CARDS FOR SALE The Lake Creek Historical Society has been receiving request that we make up some post cards of the Lake Creek area.  This is also a fundraiser for the Lake Creek Historical Society. You will find at the Lake Creek General Store and the Lake Creek Historical Society, 4 versions of cards:  Lost Creek Covered Bridge,…

Sixtythree Years Ago

                                              Harriet and Victor Gardener Believe written in 1979 By Victor E. Gardener Before beginning to tell of this adventure which took place sixty-three years ago I should give a short biography of three people principally involved. The youngest, Everett Dahack, was born circa 1900.  I don’t know much about Everett.  I was well acquainted…

Proper Resting Place

PROPER RESTING PLACE By Jenny Randall-Cook, Seattle, WA I started my journey to find my Randles family in my early 20’s when I had moved from Northern Idaho to Seattle, WA.  In those days, as many before me have done, I logged many hours looking at reels of film at the National Archives Records Administration. …

RVGS Cemetery Committee

  RVGS Cemetery Committee                  Lee and Dirk                                                                                     Chuck, Carl & Roger   Written by Carl Shauger   On Friday, June 1, 2012, I had the privilege to tag along with Chuck Eccleston and Roger Roberts to a cemetery site in the Lake Creek area of Jackson County with their purpose of surveying a cemetery…

My Aunt Allie Tyrrell

I should explain who I am and how I got to know and love my Aunt Allie ‘Tyrrell’ Farlow and the Lake Creek of the early forties even though I spent less than a year in her home. World War Two was raging across Europe and our nation was swept into the battle. The area…