Camp Latgawa aka Dead Indian Soda Springs

The ‘Dead Indian Soda Springs’ are an assortment of small mineral springs that feed into Dead Indian Creek near Lake Creek, OR.  The springs are rich in sodium carbonate, iron, magnesium, and sodium hydroxide. The Dead Indian Soda Springs were discovered by European settlers around 1871, when a man named John Tyrrell stopped for a…

Glenn Jackson

           Glenn Jackson (1902-1980) Picture Glenn Jackson on his ranch (Cascade Ranches) in Lake Creek. Recognized as one of Oregon’s most influential figures of the twentieth century, Glenn Jackson left his mark through public service and corporate leadership.  He was born in Albany, Oregon, on April 27, 1902, to W. L. Jackson, copublisher of the…

Lake Creek Cemetery

   LAKE CREEK CEMETERY aka Peck Family Cemetery aka South Fork Cemetery This picture shows how over grown it was the next  picture will show what it looked like after May 12, 2012 when 8 men and one woman spent Saturday morning cleaning it up. In this cemetery it is believed that there are 16…

Victor Gardener/Violin Maker

   Victor Gardener (Vittore E. Giardinieri) (1909-2006) Printed with permission from Christopher Dungey (2012) (www.oregonencyclopedia.org)  Victor Gardener (Vittore E. Giardinieri) was a master instrument maker who had a tremendous impact on players, teachers, and luthiers, including one of his most gifted apprentices, Michael Klein. To honor Victor Gardener in 2000,Klein established the Giardinieri Violin Making…

Rader/Stanley Ranch

Rader-Stanley Ranch “Eagle Point Ranching Tradition” By Susan ‘Stanley’ Kendle Most people have no idea where Rader Hills are located and the significance they might hold. If you follow the signs on Hwy 140 to the VA Cemetery, you will first turn north on Riley Road located southeast of Eagle Point. As you travel, passing…

My Memories of Mom and Dad!

                                                                      My Memories of Mom and Dad! By Bonnie ‘Millard’ Nutter   I have so many fond memories of my Mom and Dad. (Arlin and Garrel Millard. Dad was the grocery shopper in the family. He loved to shop for bargains.  I loved to go with him.  We would go to the Big Y.  I…

Memories of Lake Creek by Kenny Millard

 By Kenny Millard (2006) Provided by:Sister Hazel ‘Millard’ Siebrecht Barn picture taken 2009 for LCHS 2010 calendar. Our two oldest grandsons are now driving and it scares the “@#! %*%#@” out of me, because I was such a calm and collected driver, I wish they would drive more like I did.  We drove up to…

Memories of past students

Barbara Fry Remembers – Lake Creek School  I went to school when I was 4 years old. The teachers, bless their hearts, didn’t care if these little ones tagged along to school and so I went to school with my sister, Eva. When I started first grade, Jimmy Damon and I were the only two…

Post Office 1886-1959

LAKE CREEK POSTOFFICE In the beginning  the post office in Lake Creek the town was two words.  In 1894 for some reason it was changed to one word Lakecreek.  Brian Zablochy in 2007 was doing  research for his collage paper and sent a letter to the state to have it changed back to two words.  So it is now two…

Lake Creek Store and Post Office

Lake Creek Store and Post office There was an article in the Upper Rogue Independent on November 17, 1981, written by Helen Barrow.  With her permission it was reprinted in the Spring and Winter 1997 Lake Creek Letter (two issues).  I am using only a few excerpts from the article here, as it is way too…