Monday, June 20, 2011

Grampa Lester

Grampa Lester was born in 1894 in St. Johns, Portland, Oregon.
This photo was taken in June of 1912, when he was 18.
The "small lad" is John McCormick (a cousin).

This picture was probably taken on a rare family trip to the Oregon coast - via horse and wagon, over non-paved roads up and over the Coast Range. The entire trip took 2 months, camping the entire time! The extended family would caravan together, and share chores. Once they took a milk cow with them!

Can you imagine taking that kind of "vacation" now?

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Tammie Lee said...

such an amazing thought
and a good one to consider
I am old fashioned, that sounds like a pretty good trip to me

Al said...

Wow, that is extraordinary - a family photo almost 100 years old. It truly looks like it's from another time and place, maybe the old Wild West. Thanks for sharing this!

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, Sissie--he does look like our brother. Truly amazing--I'm so glad you found this photo.

I could not imagine a vacation lasting two whole months--and having to milk a cow along with that! LOL