Monday, December 29, 2008

Another Oregon Trail history trip.  Visited the Rock Creek Store Stricker Home.  Rock Creek is one of the few streams that cross the Magic Valley, a high desert.  Rock Creek has been utilized by all humans beginning with Native Americans then trappers, explorers and emigrants.  A camping destination for the covered wagons and a stage coach stop.  I really didn't pay much attention to the local history growing up in the area.  I now like to imagine the thousands of people and livestock that crossed this area during the middle of the 1800's.  Rock Creek Store could be thought of as similar to a truck stop along the freeway. It was snowy and cold when Annie and I made our visit.  It is only about ten miles from where I grew up. Again the parking lot was ours to use and our foot prints were the only ones to be seen.

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