Crump Geyser was one of two geysers within the Pacific Northwest, located north of Adel, Oregon. Named after Adel rancher Charles Crump, he had this area drilled for water for irrigation & livestock around 1955, but delved deep enough that he hit a geothermal hot spot instead. For awhile, this newly formed geyser shot sprays nearly 200 feet high, reaching as high as 250*F, making it the largest continuously erupting geyser in the United States. That however changed in Spring 1960 when vandals came w/ planks & rocks, plugging it up. The Crump Hot Well & enclosure around it still sits here decades later where one can still hear the geyser making erupting sounds just within the fence down the deep bore hole, however all you see is a trace of steam. The area is still pending research for geothermal energy.
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.