is my neighboring town and it's nice to live so close to someplace
that's so much fun to visit. I love historical sites, and this is
one of only 8 cities in the U.S. where the entire town is designated
as a National Historic Landmark. It began in 1851 as a gold rush town.
It survived getting bypassed by the railroad, and that's probably
what has preserved its step-back-in-time feeling as you stroll the
Britt, Oregon's first photographer, arrived in 1852 and his settling
here contributed greatly to there being plenty of early photographs
and paintings of the area. He was also the very first photographer
to capture Crater Lake in 1874. The Britt Music Festival is named
in his honor, a series of concerts held in the outdoor amphitheater
hidden in the trees above town. I'm hoping I'll get to see a performance
or two when it starts again this summer, as the music offered is
pretty diverse and by well known artists.
happy to be invited to the grand opening of an exhibit of his works
a few nights ago by the wonderful woman who wrote me following my
update. She's a descendant of John Audubon, is an avid environmentalist
and very interesting to talk to. She's also a wannabe full time
RVer and has her home on the market looking for an RV to live in,
and it's fun to see someone following their dream, especially when
it's one I can relate to so well.