Photo of the Week: Mitchell, Oregon

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September 29, 2012 by John Chilson

I’ve been enjoying Foster Church’s Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures in Small Towns of the Northwest. In the book, he profiles Oregon and Washington small towns and Main streets – with an eye on history, a mix of tourism (and definitely a reality check – not all small towns are charming while some have seen better days).

It’s a great read and it’s recommended.

Speaking of Oregon towns, this week’s photo is of downtown Mitchell, Oregon. Like the website says,

Mitchell is “…a small town populated with a singularly independent breed for whom conformity is a virtue only in one’s neighbor,” according to Tom Fitzgerald, lifelong resident of the area.

They have a great photo set of historical photos as well.

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3 thoughts on “Photo of the Week: Mitchell, Oregon

  1. Another interesting post and photo, plus a book recommendation. You’ve got it all here! Thanks!

  2. falcioni says:

    That building is still standing, the false front is changed, but it is still in use as the Little Pine Cafe http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1284/4675413224_9c7074c7b4_z.jpg
    Mitchell is an awesome town, and for a time was home to Henry the bear who would eat apples out of your mouth. Really.

  3. Nick Jackson says:

    Looks interesting. I need to visit.

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