The Whisky Creek Cabin was built around 1880 by an unknown miner & is the oldest remaining mining cabin in Southern Oregon. A nearby flume ditch was constructed around 1890 from Whisky Creek. From 1917 to 1948, Cy Whiteneck lived here & then in 1957 it was owned by Lou Martin until 1973 by which the Bureau of Land Management had purchased it. Little has changed since, other than the sheet-metal roof protection. The cabin has since been placed on the national register of historic places & is open to self-guided tours - here is an outside view of the cabin from the north side. Where I'm standing is an old flume ditch constructed in the 1890s for gold sluicing. Further up the hillside is a lone rock w/ a small grave for Kitty Mack (1947-1964), a cat that lived here on the property.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.