Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Roadside Attraction

On a recent drive on U.S. 20 about 35 miles east of Bend , Oregon, I had to stop and take a photo of this highway sign. The Brothers' post office, established in 1913 is long gone, and so are the residents of the Three Brothers Sheep Camp. The Oregon Department of Transportation decided to credit Brothers with the elevation rather than report "Population Zero" or write in capital letters, "Nobody". I suppose they could have said, "A couple of Jackrabbits." to provide travelers some comic relief on this desolate road.

8 comments:

tapirgal said...

Funny post. I enjoyed that!

B SQUARED said...

Looking down the road, I see another sign. Does it say, "Leaving Brothers?"

Small City Scenes said...

I like Elevation signs. and 4000+ ft is up there. It probably was a Basque sheep camp and should be remembered. MB

Sylvia K said...

Well, this got my day off to a good start! Always enjoy a laugh and this is funny. I was wondering the same thing as B Squared!

Have a great day, Lee!

Sylvia

Jacob said...

Heh. Heh. Boy, that does look a bit desolate...and also looks like it's going to snow at any time.

What you're saying is this band of brothers is long gone.

cieldequimper said...

Hmm, reminds me of parts of Oregon and Washington I drove through. Talk about desolate. If no one is told what was once here, how are visitors to know?

tapirgal said...

Maybe it should say, "Former Population, etc."

Sueso said...

It's only fair to have Brothers when Sisters is there too....or is that stating the obvious? :o)