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Journey through Time Scenic Byway (Oregon)

Journey Through Time Scenic Byway – Oregon
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This scenic route goes through parts of the state of Oregon spanning five counties and passing through Dayville, Mount Vernon, John Day, and Prairie City. It consists of Oregon Routes 7, 19, 26, 218 and U.S. Route 97 following much of the John Day River. Its purpose is to take tourists and drivers along the pioneer history of Oregon focusing on geology and paleontological history. It is 286 miles in length. You can start from Biggs along U.S. 97 through Shaniko to Antelope, then east on Oregon 218 to Fossil. Rest stop in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument then take it along Oregon 19 towards Kimberly, then east on U.S. 26 to Dayville, then through Mount Vernon, John Day, and Prairie City onwards east along Oregon 7 to Baker City. This route was established February 19, 1997 as a Oregon Scenic Byway.

Rated: 3 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Sherman, New York

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Sherman, New York

One of my memorable tromping grounds with my introduction to festivals was gathering supplies in this small Amish town in the heart of upstate New York. Located in Chautauqua County just west of Chautauqua Lake. Population is just over 1600 residents extending over 36 square miles. It is accessed via the Southern Tier Expressway (Highway 17 and Interstate 86). There is a village named “Sherman” located in the town of “Sherman”. The area was first settled in 1823, named after Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It was formed into a town in 1924 as an offshoot to the town of Mina. In alternative culture, Sherman is home to the infamous Brushwood Folklore Center which once hosted the Pagan festival known as “Starwood”. Today it still hosts the Church of the Sub Genius’s X-Day Celebration, Sirius Rising, and Wellsprings as well as many other smaller artistic and creative events. The Great Blue Heron Music Festival also has been rocking its farmland since 1992.

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Lichtenau, Germany


Lichtenau, Germany

Lichtenau, Bavaria, Germany
A small village/town of roughly 3,780 population just off the infamous “Castle Road” theme route of Southern Germany. Its a small market town in the district of Ansbach, Mittelfranken, Bavaria, Germany. 390 meters above Sea Level with an Area of 41.39 kmē (16 sq mi). Very traditional little town, it is also home to the “Veste Lichtenau” (castle) which now houses the Nuremberg Archives.
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