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.