Trails and Tales: The Northern Paiute’s Seasonal Journeys

Before the settlers, before the timber mills, and long before Sisters Country became known for its scenic beauty and relaxed lifestyle, the land was traversed by the Northern Paiute people. Their seasonal journeys through the eastern slopes of the Oregon Cascade Mountains were not just a testament to their nomadic lifestyle but a deep-rooted connection to the land, its resources, …

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Timber and Turmoil: The Rise and Impact of the Logging Industry

The dawn of the 20th century marked a pivotal era in the history of Sisters Country, nestled in the Oregon Cascade Mountains. It was during this time that the region’s vast forests began to attract more than just settlers seeking new beginnings; they drew the eyes of entrepreneurs and businessmen keen on tapping into the burgeoning timber industry. This period …

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The First Settlers: Pioneering Life in Sisters Country in the 1880s

In the latter part of the 19th century, Sisters Country, nestled in the eastern slopes of the Oregon Cascade Mountains, began to see the first signs of settlement. This era marked a significant transition for the region, from its indigenous roots to a burgeoning community shaped by the dreams and resilience of pioneers. The 1880s brought hardy individuals and families …

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