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Welcome: My family's connection with the Malheur country extends back many years. My grandfather became an owner of the Moore Hotel in the 1920s. I spent the first three years of my life in Ontario, and my brother was born there. We grew up in the region and I graduated from Weiser high school just downriver. My godparents ranched in the Owyhee Canyon and had a place in Hole in the Ground. The house they built there still stands. Though Owyhee Canyon was in the background throughout my youth, curiously I did not visit it until I retired in 2003. Since then I have become deeply interested in its history and extremely concerned about its future. This blog comprises two parts: historical and contemporary. On the right are links to chapters of a work in progress, "Life in the Early Owyhee," as well as other notes and jottings on places, people, sources and miscellany. Beneath will be found thoughts and information on the question of protection for the Owyhee Canyonlands. Unless otherwise noted, these reflect my own concerns and not necessarily those of any organization or group. On the left are photo albums for assorted places and themes pertaining to the Owyhee Canyonlands. To read these materials, simply click on the title, which will take you to the text. Similarly, terms in light gray in the blog posts are links pertinent material. To return to the blog posts, hit cmd+cursor left. Comments are welcome, though I reserve the right to delete any that do not contribute to informed and civil discourse. Bill Crowell

Photos: Owyhee Dam

  • D.  Owyhee dam model
    These were taken in 2011, the last year the reservoir was full, and this past month (April 2016)
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