Evans Well. Frozen,
It is a peculiarity of the Oregon High
Desert, days like this. A warm sun in midday, the dry grasses
and distant hills appearing but little different than midsummer.
Then you happen upon that rarity of rarities, open water in the
desert, and it is a dry teat, unusable to livestock, hard-frozen
all day through, evaporating slowly away into the air, a dream
like water on Mars.
As these two images eloquently
attest, a lot of love has been given to renewing Evans Well since
the image on the right was taken one bleak winter day in 1976.
Note that the grinding wheel has been taken out of its original
building and thoughtfully restored. Any readers who can share
more of the story of Evans Wells' revival are welcome to use my
E-mailer and I'll be happy to add their reports here.
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1976. Cold barn, little shelter
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