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McDonald Homestead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Ruins of the homestead, McDonald Trail (bobcat)


There is little information to find about this tiny log cabin, which was still standing in 2006 with the various possessions hanging on nails, but there has been a total collapse since then. The hinged door has been placed to exhibit a display of artifacts: enamel bowls, parts of a wood stove, metal wheels, a galvanized tub, etc. The homestead sits above a lush bowl of Sitka alder and sedges. About 20 yards below the cabin site is the water source: a hole dug out at a spring.

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