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…

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…

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…

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…