Posts ► December 2009
weapon of choice
An abandoned church on Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Simnasho, Oregon.
Forty years of wind and dust have sanded the church down to bare wood. Nobody had been inside the Presbyterian Mission since it was boarded up since the mid-1960's. The church looks over a long stretch of Reservation desert, marked by other abandoned and dilapidated buildings.
the life (of vernonia)
Millions of trees are harvested each year but the logging industry is still slowing down. Many timber and paper mills have closed their doors permanently despite the government's attempt to open up more land to harvesting. Vernonia, Ore. is one exception to downtrodden logging town. It may have seen it's fair share of hard times but it is not considered to be a town nearing it's end.
Randy Holce, owner of Holce Logging, has lived in Vernonia, Ore. his entire life. His grandfather started the company in the 1920's and has since passed it down to his decendants.