SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY DINNER

ON SEPT 26TH  AT 6PM WILL BE THE NEXT COMMUNITY DINNER.  SPEAKER WILL BE Laura Fleming, WILD bird specialist. She will discuss the four essential elements every backyard habitat requires to attract the greatest variety of birds. The focus will be on supplemental feeding, types of seed and choosing feeders for the birds.   Please bring a…

Golf Tournament

On July 8, 2017 will be our 9th 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…

Golf Tournament

The Lake Creek  Historical Society is sponsoring a Golf Tournament again this year at Stone Ridge Golf Course on July 9, 2016.  If your a golfer and would like to play please contact the office 541-826-1513 for the forms.  The forms can also be picked up at the golf course. If you would like to…

Christmas Potluck Dinner

Circle this date on your calendar for the upcoming annual Christmas Dinner. It will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016. 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…

LCHS projects for 2015-2016

PROJECTS The Lake Creek Historical Society Board of Directors have voted to work on four projects this year and into 2016. We are needing volunteers and donations for these projects. If you should be interested in helping in any of these projects please call the office. 541-826-1513 SEPTIC SYSTEM The septic system has not been…

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…

Nickell family homesteads in Lake Creek

    Pic: Will Nickell and his horses on ranch Salt Creek Rd. The following are remembrances of William A. Nickell written by his Nephew, Hawthorne Garrison Rebensdorf of Woodlawn, Oregon in 1977: William Alexander ‘Will’ Nickell was born on Nov. 3, 1873 in Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska. Will emigrated at age 6 to Portland,…

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…

We were not the first here.

Caption:The ‘Forks’ from Hwy 140.   In 1951, I came to “The Forks” or the old Zundel place at the forks of the South and North Fork of Little Butte Creek. I grew up there for the next 12 years. In that time, I found, through boyhood wanders, many native sites showing how the land…