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McCall, Roseberry (and Yellow Pine), Idaho

Posted by graywacke on March 25, 2016

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-four-or-five days blog), I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  I call this “landing.”  I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town I land near.  I do some internet research to hopefully find something of interest about my landing location.  To find out more about A Landing A Day (like who “Dan” is) please see “About Landing” above.  To check out some recent changes in how I do things, check out “About Landing (Revisited).”

Landing number 2255; A Landing A Day blog post number 685.

Dan:  This is my first landing in ID since I changed my random lat/long methodology, so obviously, ID is undersubscribed (US) and my Score has lowered (from 988 to 942, a record low).  Not so obvious to you?  Check out the tab “About Landing (Revisited),” above.

Here’s my regional landing map:

landing 1

And my local landing map:

landing 2

Here’s my very local streams-only map:

landing 3a

As you can see, I landed in the watershed of Copeland Ck; on to Boulder Ck.  Zooming back a little, Boulder Ck makes its way to the N Fk of the Payette R (2nd hit):

landing 3b

Zooming back even more, we can see that the N Fk of the Payette makes its way to the Payette (3rd hit); then to the Snake (78th hit):

landing 3c

Of course, the Snake discharges to the Columbia (157th hit).

It’s time for my Google Earth (GE) spaceflight on in to W-Cen ID.  Click HERE, enjoy the trip, then hit your back button.

I landed in a topographically-robust region; definitely worth a second (and third) GE look.  Here’s an oblique view looking SE:

ge 1

Pretty cool, eh?  Now, here’s a view looking east past McCall, with my landing in the far distance (about 8 miles away):

ge 2

There is no decent GE Street View (SV) coverage of my landing, so I won’t bother.  I had to go quite far afield (all the way down to Donnelly) to find a SV shot of Boulder Ck:

ge sv boulder ck map

Here’s what the orange dude sees:

ge sv boulder ck

This is a beautiful area, and I thoroughly enjoyed finding stunning scenery pictures, which of course I’ll share with you at the end of the post.  But I must admit that beyond the beauty of the area, it’s pretty much:

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McCall has grown to base its economy around tourists, and long-time readers know I don’t generally feature tourist attractions.  Lardo doesn’t really exist (it’s just part of McCall), although I did find a video about “moving the Lardo bridge.”  I’m not sure why they had to move the bridge, but it’s cool how they did it:

 

Not surprisingly, I’ve landed in this general area before.  One of my landings in the vicinity featured the “town” of Roseberry (which doesn’t even show up on my local landing map).  GE often shows little towns that don’t show up on Street Atlas, which is the case this time as well:

ge 3

I’ll lift some excerpts from my February 2010 Roseberry post:

On to Roseberry.  I lifted the following from Our Life on Wheels (by Jerry & Suzy).  Click HERE for their travel blog.

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Roseberry, Idaho, is a town that used to be a town but isn’t any more because the railroad went a different direction [it went through Donnelly].  Roseberry, founded by Finns, used to be the biggest town in the Long Valley region of Idaho. Now it’s mostly a memory … and a major project of Frank and Kathy Eld. Frank has been working for 39 years to rebuild (focusing on the town’s Finnish heritage), to restore, and revitalize Roseberry, ever since he graduated from college. Kathy operates the Roseberry General Store and Museum while Frank rebuilds.

The store:

02-roseberry-store

The church & museum:

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One of the few remaining Finn houses:

15-finn-cabin

For a little more history, I found this from IGoUGo.com, by Wildcat Diane:

Roseberry, Idaho is an old Finnish settlement near Donnelly, Idaho. The Finns settled here in the late 19th century after fleeing the oppressive Russian empire who occupied Finland at the time. It is a source of local pride and a part of Idaho history and of who settled it.

The Finns had fled Russian-dominated Finland in the late 19th century because the czarist government wanted to eliminate the Finnish way of life and make Finland a part of Russia. The Finns fled to the United States and settled in Idaho because Idaho reminded the Finns of home with its mountains and open fields that were suitable for their agricultural way of life.

Update:  The whole kit and caboodle (aka the town of Roseberry) has been sold to the Long Valley Preservation Society, which is continuing to maintain and upgrade the historic town.  Very cool.  There’s a new website for Roseberry; it features this picture of a 1911 Fourth of July parade in Roseberry:

4th july

Moving right along, I’ll expand my landing map a little:

landing 2b

See Yellow Pine?  It’s about 20 miles east of my landing.  Yellow Pine has a long and storied history with my whole landing experience.  Here’s a rundown of Yellow Pine-related landings:

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I really recommend the post for landing 2119.  Just enter yellow pine into the search box and check it out.

Anyway . . . it’s time for some pretty pictures.  I’ll start with this shot from along the Payette River looking west (from a post on Virginia Tech geophysical surveys):

LongValleyID

From mountainsofexperience.com, the McCall waterfront:

mountains of experience mccall winter 2011

Now it’s time for GE Panoramio shots, all within 5 miles of my landing (and but one of lakes).  First this, by CKMcDonald of Boulder Lake, just a mile south of my landing:

pano ckmcdonald boulder lake 1 mile south

Here’s another Boulder Lake shot, by the same photographer:

pano ckmcdonald boulder lake 1 mile south 3

What the heck – the third in a series . . .

pano ckmcdonald boulder lake 1 mile south 2

And another lake shot, by M Kuskie:

pano mkuskie

And another, this one by Merritt Glenn:

pano merritt glenn

(I wonder how many times Merritt Glenn has said, “two Rs, two Ts and two Ns?”)

I’ll close with this, of a lovely mountain meadow by JLJohnson:

pano j l johnson

That’ll do it . . .

KS

Greg

 

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Roseberry, Idaho

Posted by graywacke on February 28, 2010

First timer?  In this (hopefully) once-a-day blog, I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  I call this “landing.”  I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town I land near.  I do some internet research to hopefully find something of interest about my landing location.  To find out more about A Landing A Day (like who “Dan” is and what the various numbers and abbreviations mean), please see “About Landing,” (and “Abbreviations” and “Cryptic Numbers”) above.

Dan –  I just can’t seem to shake the 152’s!  Up a little, down a little, but no substantial runs of either OSers or USers.  Today, a USer . . . ID; 44/51; 4/10; 2; 152.2.  And guess what?  Give up?  I landed near the town (Yellow Pine) that kicked off ALAD about a year and a half (and 280 posts) ago.  Here’s my landing map:


You can see I landed quite close to Yellow Pine.  My ALAD kick-off landing was further away, to the northeast of Yellow Pine (not seen on my landing map).  Anyway, obviously I couldn’t feature Yellow Pine again.  Here’s an expanded landing map:


Here’s the broadest view:

I landed in the watershed of a new river, the S Fk of the Salmon R; on to the Salmon (12th hit); to the Snake (66th hit); to the Columbia (131st hit).

Here’s my GE shot (looking south):

I toyed with featuring McCall, a fairly sizable (pop about 2000) touristy town on the shores of Payette Lake.  It’s a lovely area.  But I couldn’t find that hook that I’m always looking for.  But I stumbled on some interesting information about Roseberry, which has caused me to break with one of my time-honored traditions:  I feature towns that are shown in bold-faced type on my map, like Yellow Pine, McCall, Lardo and Donnelly.  But Roseberry?  There it is, on my landing map, in meek typeface just east of Donnelly.

But before addressing Roseberry, here’s a shot of McCall & the lake:


On to Roseberry – from Our Life on Wheels (by Jerry & Suzy; click here for their travel blog):


Roseberry, Idaho, is a town that used to be a town but isn’t any more because the railroad went a different direction [it went through Donnelly].  Roseberry, founded by Finns, used to be the biggest town in the Long Valley region of Idaho. Now it’s mostly a memory … and a major project of Frank and Kathy Eld. Frank has been working for 39 years to rebuild (focusing on the town’s Finnish heritage), to restore, and revitalize Roseberry, ever since he graduated from college. Kathy operates the Roseberry General Store and Museum while Frank rebuilds.

The store:

The church & museum:

One of the remaining Finn houses:

For a little more history, I found this from IGoUGo.com, by Wildcat Diane:

Roseberry, Idaho is an old Finnish settlement near Donnelly, Idaho. The Finns settled here in the late 19th century after fleeing the oppressive Russian empire who occupied Finland at the time. It is a source of local pride and a part of Idaho history and of who settled it.

The Finns had fled Russian-dominated Finland in the late 19th century because the czarist government wanted to eliminate the Finnish way of life and make Finland a part of Russia. The Finns fled to the United States and settled in Idaho because Idaho reminded the Finns of home with its mountains and open fields that were suitable for their agricultural way of life. Today, there are only a few houses left from the original settlement at Roseberry, and they are preserved as an outdoor museum for people to see the Finnish way of life in Idaho in the 19th century.

I’ll close with this sunset shot over Payette Lake:


That’ll do it. . .

KS

Greg

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