Welcome to Douglas Detlings photo albums. Most, but not all, of the photographs appearing here are digital images taken by Doug. Other photographers are credited in individual albums, usually because the photos are taken at a group event.
- Doug Detling's Favorite Places
My Favorite Places - a collection of photographs (1989 to 2008)
- Family Photos - Detling Children & Grandchildren
Here are some photos of the children and grandchildren of Douglas and Manuela Ramos Detling. I've also included some historical family pictures.
- Prepping for Halloween
Doug and Manuela visited with Manuela's daughters (Alejandra and Myra Contreras) and their children on Sunday, October 12, where the kids prepped pumpkins for Halloween.
- Claremont ABAGers Reunion
Photos from the August 2014 Claremont ABAGers reunion at the Tranters.
- Revan's 80th Birthday Party
Chin Yang's photos of the birthday celebration of retired ABAG Executive Director Revan Tranter.
- Bunker Family Association 2013 Reunion
Mary Bunker Peterson shared a few photos from the BFA reunion visits to the Durham Bunker Garrison graveyard, the Durham Historical Society exhibit, and the Madbury graveyard.
- Northern California Wild Flowers in Bloom
We were in Redding Saturday for a high school class dinner, and returned to Medford on Sunday. This album highlights photos we took along the drives.
- EHS Class of 1966 Dinner
More than 30 members of the EHS Class of 1966 got together for a spring dinner Saturday, April 28. Here are a few photos to share.
- Pear Blossom Celebration, Medford
The annual Pear Blossom parade and celebration was held in downtown Medford on Saturday, April 13. The weather was great and the kids had a blast.
- Easter Vacation in Southern California
Doug and Manuela Detling traveled to Southern California for spring break with daughter Myra Contreras, her two children Isabel and Manuel Ruiz, and granddaughter Angel Rivera to visit Manuela's family in El Centro, California. A few photos were taken during a family dinner.
- Bunker Graveyard Bench Installation
Mary Bunker Peterson shared photos about the installation of a memorial bench at the Bunker Garrison graveyard in Durham, New Hampshire. All three stones for the bench are mica schist and were found together in an old barn in Rochester, NH. The bench was made by Albert Raitt of Raitt Stoneyards, and installed in January, and dedicated during the BFA's annual meeting.
- Siskiyou Mountains
Manuela and I drove Saturday into the Siskiyou Mountains southwest of Medford, past Applegate Reservoir and barely into California on a Forest Service road. Returning to Medford, I took a Forest Service Road (unpaved most of the way) over the back side of Mount Ashland--the first time I had driven this route, and really uncharted as I hadn't marked it on my DeLorme GPS device. Cell phone reception was non-existent too, so it really was an adventure. I had to promise not to go on this road again after the rocky ride on some pretty bad tracks (my truck is only 2WD). We met a few 4WD vehicles coming the other way, and were passed by an fearless motorized dirt biker. As we approached the Meridian overlook southwest of the Mt. Ashland summit, the views were impressive.
- Old Dotten Cemetery, North Wallace, Nova Scotia
- Father's Day in Klamath County
Daughters Alejandra and Myra Contreras and their families hosted a Father's Day gathering in Collier State Park north of Klamath Falls. We spent the day enjoying the sunshine and great weather.
- ABAGers December Lunch in Oakland
A group of ABAGers met December 14 for lunch at Sahn Maru Korean BBQ in Oakland. Chin Yang shared these photos, which I'm passing along to the group.
- Enterprise High School Class of 1966 45th Reunion
Classmates (and significant others) gathered at Redding (CA)'s Holiday Inn Friday-Sunday (September 16-18) for our 45th class reunion. The highlight of the event was Bill Hetland's marriage proposal to classmate Pamela (Fields) Echols (she said yes). I'll be adding more for those who couldn't be with us. If you are misidentified in any of these photos, please send me an e-mail (email@example.com) and I will get it corrected.
Cindy (Pearson) Egli's and Cassie (Giorgi) Ryker's photos have been added. Captions to come...
- Weaverville Joss House
Weaverville, Califormia (42 miles from Redding on the way to the coast on Highway 299) is home of the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California...the Weaverville Joss House. We arrived shortly before the exhibit in this historic temple opened at 10 a.m. (the temple is open only two days a week, and then only through June 30, 2012, when the historic wooden structure is likely to be permanently closed due to California Department of Parks and Recreation funding cuts).
The historic temple is the third version of the Taoist house of worship (the first two were destroyed by fires in 1861 and 1873), leaving it up to the Chinese community in Weaverville to rebuild it, a task that become much more difficult after the Chinese population dwindled to 16 residents in 1931. Moon Lim Lee became trustee in 1938, and worked tirelessly for nearly 20 years to preserve this structure as a statewide treasure for all Californians--not just those of Chinese descent. The Joss House became part of the California Park System in 1956. While the structure will still stand, the internal furnishings will be boxed and moved to storage in Sacramento after the park closes in 2012.
The term "joss" is believed to be a corruption of the Portuguese word for "Deus," meaning God. Thus a temple where Chinese gods are worshipped is called a "joss house." A small Taoist joss house was first built in Weaverville about 1853, and called the Won Lim Miao (Won Lim Temple). Both the first two temples were located downhill from the present temple building, and were must more susceptible to fires than the current structure. The temple is reached by crossing over a bridge (which changes elevation) and a sharp curved pathway (both symbolic of the way to peace because evil spirits only travel in straight lines and unable to travel over barriers such as steps or around corners).
Three Chinese characters appear above the main entrance to the temple, reading from right to left Temple-Forest-Cloud, or "The Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds."
There are steps before the temple door, and an internal door permanently locked so that one must go around the door to reach the temple proper, respecting the cultural symbolism of blocking evil from the temple.
The Weaverville Joss House also contains a three-room schoolroom, kitchen and relatively primitive sleeping area. The Chinese recruited a teacher for the school as a caretaker by advertising in Sacramento with a reference to the high quality accommodations.
When the Joss House is closed, history of more than a century in California will be lost. Whether it can or will be saved cannot be answered just yet. As my good friend and professor Royce Delmatier once wrote, California's history can be charted only from its stern, for it can only see where it has been and not where it is going. Weaverville's Joss House is just one more example.
- Northern California Trip
Manuela and I traveled to Red Bluff this past weekend to join with a group of my Enterprise High School (Redding) classmates at a BBQ. We decided to stop in Redding on the way and I took a few photos of the current high school. On the way back, we drove up to Manton , Shingletown, Lassen Park (Manzanita Lake), Burney, and McCloud before hitting I-5 to return to Medford.
- Downtown Spokane
I visited Spokane, Washington this week and spent the day with my brother's wife's family before attending an HRA VEBA Trust Board meeting Wednesday and Thursday. Jeri (my sister-in-law) and I walked around Riverfront Park in Spokane, and got some pictures of the very high water levels in the Spokane River.
- Lost Creek Lake Covered Bridge
The Lost Creek Lake Bridge was relocated to Lake Creek. It is reputed to be the oldest covered bridge in Oregon. GPS Coordinates are: 42 22'48.75 N 122 34'47.45" W.
- Detling Garden
We've had an extremely wet and long rainy season this year in Medford, so our garden is actually later blooming. The iris are prolific. as well as our columbines and lavender. These pictures were taken with my HTC 4G cell phone.
- Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon
I had few minutes to walk in Lithia Park before a meeting in Ashland. These pictures were taken with my HTC 4G cell phone.
- Art in Bloom Ballet Performance
Isabel Ruiz' ballet class performed at today's Art in Bloom annual show in downtown Medford.
- Roblee 1947 Photo Queries
Ed Robblee has sent us two black and white photographs for inclusion on the web site. He hopes individuals may be able to help identify some of the subjects. Captions below each indicate what Ed knows and doesn't. The pictures were taken in 1947. Ed's e-mail address is TAGGMAN41@aol.com.
- A Roblee Family Branch photo history
The following photo album is shared with Roblee researchers. Ralph Roblee (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) passed this along regarding his branch of the Roblee family. "After many months of unbelievable work my cousin Lorane Snedden Allman (Daughter of Frances Roblee Snedden) has compiled a CD of our family photo album. This album was assembled by my grandmother Baulah Hewitt Roblee with the help of her daughter Elizabeth Roblee Peers around 1949. It contains photo of both the Roblee and Hewitt families. The album is in my possession and is a treasure to me. I would like to send you a copy of the CD with the idea that it be made available to the Roblee website for all to enjoy."
The contents of the CD are shown in this album.
- ABAG Retirees Luncheon
A group of ABAG retirees had lunch with current staff member Debbi Egter Van Wissekerke of the Estuary Project Staff earlier this week, and thanks to Chin Ming Yang and Patricia Perry for passing along this photo, which they thought that you would enjoy seeing.
- Bunker Graveyard Update
Earlier this year, Mary Bunker Peterson repaired damage to the Bunker Graveyard in Durham, New Hampshire. This past week, Paula Deprey visited the graveyard, and took extensive photographs of the gravestones. These photos are being shared for the benefit of those family members who have relatives buried in the graveyard. For documentation on the graves, please visit the Bunker Family Association website, where Paula's documentation is available via two downloadable PDF files.
- Through the Napa Valley
Driving home today, Manuela and I went through Winters past Lake Berryessa, through the Napa Valley and over into Colusa County before heading home on Interstate 5. We stopped in Dunsmuir and visited a community park along the Sacramento River.
- ABAGers July 10 Reunion
Twenty five years ago, the offices of the Association of Bay Area Governments were relocated from the Hotel Claremont in the Berkeley hills (actually the hotel is in Oakland) to a newly constructed governmental condominium (with BART and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission). The bonds for ABAG's portion of the building were paid off in December, and to mark the occasion, ABAGers from January 1985 gather at Revan and Elsa Tranters Saturday, July 10. This album includes some of the pictures taken.
We even tried a group panorama; 3 versions are shown here.
- Winslow Relatives in Mount Hope Cemetery, Beaver City, Nebraska
Warren Winslow sent an e-mail to some Winslow cousins earlier this week: "I made a last minute trip to southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas over the weekend. I went to Beaver City, Nebraska and talked to the town librarian who put me in touch with Linda Weaver (Thomlinson). The Weavers are descendants of Richard R. Weaver and Evelyn C. Carr, Robert H. Carr and Elsie L. Winslow, Orin E. Winslow and Martha E. Moreland, and Elias H. Winslow and Sally Folsom. Linda’s brother Richard owners the land Elias Howard Winslow homesteaded in the 1870s.
I took pictures at the Mount Hope Cemetery. The grave marker for Elias Howard Winslow and Sarah “Sally” Folsom is an obelisk made of white limestone that measures 14 X 14 inches at the bottom and stands 60 inches high. The north side marks Elias Howard Winslow’s grave and reads E. H. WINSLOW DIED May 15, 1882 AGED 57 Yrs. 6 Ms. 16 Days. The south side marks Sarah “Sally” Folsom’s grave and reads SALLY WIFE of E. H. Winslow DIED July 26, 1882 AGED 55 Years. The west side has clasped hands graved into the stone and reads Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. The east side is blank."
All of the following are also in the Mount Hope Cemetery and the pictures are shared in this album.
Orin E Winslow and Martha E Moreland and their children Bernice May Winslow, Archie Lee Winslow, Viola Fern Winslow, as well as Elias and Sally’s children Lillian S. Winslow (Wade) and her child Bertie Wade both died soon after the child was born; Delbert S. Winslow and his wife Laura May Volgamore, Bertha May Winslow (Norton) and her husband Orin Hardin Norton.
The last four images are for Delbert S. Winslow and his wife., Laura May Volgamore (Winslow). The small marker is very washed out. Delbert Stephen is Elias and Sally's youngest son.
- Great Meadow Wildflowers
Manuela and I drove to Klamath Falls, Oregon this weekend to pick up our granddaughter, and I decided to test out a different camera lens. The Pentax service folks think some purple color fringing in some of my photos may be caused by camera electronics, but it sure didn't happen with a Sigma 70mm macro lens used to take these photos at Great Meadow (off Highway 140) east of Lake of the Woods, Klamath County.
- BFA Reunion in San Diego
Earlier this month, the Bunker Family Association held its annual reunion in San Diego. Hostess Bette Bunker Richards sent along pictures shown in the first section. Maralyn Anderson's shots are shown in the second section.
- Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Vermont
Cindy Walcott shared these photos for the benefit of other Roblee researchers:
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Hinman, Sarah (Rublee) 1845 New Haven.jpg
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Seymour, Susannah (Rublee) 1848 New Haven.jpg
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- Southern Hemisphere Bunker Reunion
A reunion of Bunker descendants was held May 29, 2010 coinciding with the 200th year celebrations of Bunker’s Cottage at the Collingwood Estate in Australia. Organizers hoped to have the largest gathering of Bunker descendants in the Southern Hemisphere, and a photographic record taken. For the photos, shared by Duncan Stewart, it looks like the reunion was a great success.
- Robblee Graves, Center Cemetery, Lanesboro, Massachusetts
Gloria Waldron Hukle sent me the following pictures which I'm sharing with Roblee relatives:
"It was a lovely day for a ride and so my husband and I took in Mt. Greylock (highest mt. in Mass.) At the base of the mountain is Lanesboro (at one time spelled Lanesborough) Mass. and Center Cemetery where several of the Robblee are buried. I've wanted to photograph the graves for quite some time. My ancestral grandfather, Reuben Robblee once lived there too -owned property but he moved on we think to Granville, New York where his son, Thomas was with his wife and family, although I've yet to discover Reuben's grave. I have photos of several generations of William Rubblee.... I believe that William Rubblee who died March 26th, l792 age 60 was the brother of Ruben. I also took some of Wilcox family members and Hubbell. These graves are just outside of Pittsfield, Mass."
After these photos were posted, Cindy Walcott passed along some others that she had, which I have added.
"Here is Miss Polly's stone. It does not list her parents, but certainly she is Mary Robblee/Rublee, who is named in her father's estate papers. The stone for her son Norman mentions her name. I don't seem to have a photo of it, but here is a transcription from:
RUBBLEE, LYDIA; died January 4, 1843, age 68, wife of William Rubblee
RUBBLEE, NORMAN; died March 21, 1792, age 6 months, 10 days, son of Miss Polly Rubblee
RUBBLEE, (MISS) POLLY; died May 15, 1795, age 25
RUBBLEE, POLLY; died June 12, 1807, age 12 years, daughter of William and Lydia Rubblee
RUBBLEE, WILLIAM; died March 26, 1792, age 60
RUBBLEE, WILLIAM; died February 18, 1808, age 43, husband of Lydia
RUBBLEE, WILLIAM; died May 10, 1840, age 43
These transcription uniformly use the spelling Rubblee, but that is not accurate.
- Applegate Valley
Manuela and I drove out through the Applegate Valley of Jackson County and Josephine County today as the weather was sunny, warm and cooperative (rain is expected tomorrow).
- Bunker Graveyard Damage Repaired
This year's winter storms did serious damage to the Bunker Graveyard in Durham, New Hampshire. Mary Bunker Peterson of Kittery Point, Maine, took the photos in this album to show the damage, along with repair efforts to restore the graveyard's new gate, which was torn loose by the high winds. The photos also show work by the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game to restore wildlife habitat in the area. Land was cleared north of the parking area north of Highway 4. You walk from there to the Bunker Cemetery. GPS coordinates of the graveyard are: 43° 8'11.80"N 70°53'17.92"W.
- Seattle Visit
Manuela and I drove to Seattle last week as I had to chair a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the HRA VEBA Trust in Tacoma. Although both of us had previously visited Seattle, on this trip we got a chance to explore the famous Pike Street Market and the historic Underground in the original downtown Seattle (now called Pioneer Square). Seattle's history is like much of the cities on the Pacific Coast--a rough and tumble city whose main energies were dedicated to the pursuit of wealth or the various vices of pleasure.
- Gathering of Friends and Relatives of Wilma Detling
On January 23, funeral services were held for my mother, Wilma Jeanne Wells Detling, who died January 16 in Pleasanton, California. Following the services in Redding, California, Wilma's relatives and friends gathered at the home of my sister, Valerie Liggatt, to share memories, stories and take new photographs while other family members were going through boxes of old, unmarked photos.
- EHS Class of 1966 December 5 Dinner
We had a great time at the Priya Indian Restaurant on Saturday, gathering for some group shots. You have to look at them all to see everyone. I spent more time visiting than taking pictures.
- EHS Class of 1966 Dinner
Manuela and I attended a dinner held by the Enterprise High School (Redding, CA) Class of 1966 this past weekend.
- Mountain Scenery
Manuela and I had to drive to Klamath Falls Saturday. I noticed a spot where we could see the back (east) side of Mt. McLoughlin, which dominates the Butte Creek watershed that is the principal source for Medford's water. Then, we decided to travel south to Weed on Highway 97 where we got some interesting views of Mount Shasta from the north. Most pictures of the mountain are taken from the south or western angles.
- Coast Trip
I had never driven the California Coast from Crescent City to Arcata, so Manuela and I did a quick weekend trip, staying overnight in Arcata, then returning to Medford via the Oregon Coast to Bandon, then across to I-5 on Highway 42S and back to Medford (it's one of our favorite loops to the Oregon coast.
- Crater Lake
Manuela and I drove to Crater Lake (about 75 miles from Medford) Sunday to take a panorama of the lake. September weather at Crater Lake is variable so we really didn't know what to expect. It was relatively cloudless, cool and the wind was calm so the lake surface was nearly like glass in some parts. For those who have never visited Oregon's only national park, the island (one of two in the lake) in the background of this photo is Wizard Island. This photo was taken at about 9:30 a.m. at 6,145 feet in elevation at N 42 54'43.51" W 122 08'49.89".
We took a panorama (second photo) from a point along the rim road nearly 4 miles from where the first photo was taken N 42 56'46.03" W 122 10'7.32" 6,592 elevation. The panorama was produced by stitching 225 images together.
- Bunker Family Association Reunion in Omaha, Nebraska
Bette Bunker Richards sent along a few photos from the reunion in Omaha. More photos will be posted in this album as sent along by members.
Some early blooming iris in our backyard.
- Family Visit to Klamath Falls
We visited Manuela's daughter Alejandra and her family in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Manuela spent much of the time holding her youngest grandchildren, Trinity Burton and Manuel Ruiz.
- Iris in the Front Yard
- Manuel's Birthday Party
Manuel Ruiz's Birthday Celebration
- Angel's Birthday Party in Klamath Falls, Oregon
Our oldest grand-daughter, Angel Rivera, celebrated her 11th birthday on Saturday, April 25 (she was actually born April 27) at Moore Park in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The wind was blowing pretty strongly off Klamath Lake, and though not unbearable, it was cold.
- The Mile High City
The mountains around the western side of Denver, observed from south-central Denver.
- IPMA-HR Conference
These photos were taken at the president's reception this evening at the International Public Management Association for Human Resources Western Regional Conference in Denver, Colorado.
- Hunting Easter Eggs and Other Fun
Isabel and Manuel Ruiz and their cousin Angel Rivera spent the afternoon hunting for Easter eggs (the plastic kind filled with chocolate) and playing with bubbles in our front yard. We had a great time!.
- First Winter 2008 Snow in Medford
These two photos, taken one day apart, show the first snow in Medford, Oregon this year. The hill in the background is Roxy Ann Peak east of Medford, and this view is from our front door step. The next day, there is more snow, but it didn't last vey long. We've had stormy weather, but nothing severe, typical of our winter weather.
- First Thanksgiving for Trinity
New granddaughter Trinity Burton spent her first Thanksgiving visiting grandma and grandpa Doug and Manuela Detling. Also attending the traditional dinner were Manuela's other daughter Myra and her family.
- The Ruiz Kids on Halloween
Our granddaughter Isabel Ruiz was Cinderella, and Manuel Ruiz a Ninja warrior, at Halloween this year in Medford. Here are a few pictures taken a few minutes before they left for trick or treating with parents Antonio Ruiz and Myra Contreras (Manuela's youngest daughter).
- Oregon Coast
Manuela and I took a trip to the Oregon Coast Saturday and Sunday to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary, spending Saturday night in Florence, Oregon. We visited four of Oregon's nine lighthouses over the two days. Saturday, we first stopped at Cape Blanco Lighthouse near Port Orford, the oldest standing lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, and also located at the westernmost point in Oregon. Sunday we were permitted to climb the metal stairs at Yaquina Head lighthouse, which stands 162 feet above sea level. The 93-foot lighthouse is the tallest on the Oregon Coast, and visitors are occasionally permitted to climb to the top--though not above the lens.
- The Detling Families
I've added a few photos of the families of my sons Robin and Shannon, sent along by my daughters-in-law Teneil Detling (Lincoln, California) and Amanda Detling (Stamford, Connecticut), or published in their blogs.
- Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington
These are a couple of pictures of the grounds of Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington. The Columbia River is in the background.
- Columbia River Gorge (Oregon Side)
Doug traveled to Stevenson, Washington in late September for an HRA VEBA Board of Trustees meeting. Driving from Portland, he traveled along the old Columbia River Gorge highway and stopped at 3 scenic waterfalls. This album contains the photos taken.
- Evans Creek, Oregon
Over the Fourth of July weekend, we traveled to a little known picnic area on Evans Creek east of Rogue River, Oregon. These are shots I took during a family picnic.
- Chin Yang Retirement Party
After 30+ years of service at the Association of Bay Area Governments, Chin Ming Yang retired (today) July 1, 2008. The attached photos are taken during the 2nd celebration in Jeanne Perkins' house last Friday (June 27). Ray Brady came by; so did many other old timers. Stan Hoffman couldn't make it, but he did call and gave Chin a present. Stan hired Chin from DVRPC (Philadelphia COG). Chin's last manager Paul Fassinger is vacationing in Europe and had a party for him on June 12. It was well attended, including Revan Tranter.
- Bunker Family Reunion
The 95th annual Bunker Family Association reunion was held in Portland, Maine June 12-14. Manuela and I attended all events save the trip to Cranberry Island on June 13, as we had a trip to Letter E Township, Franklin County, Maine (see other photo album). This album includes Bette Bunker Richards and Clara Reese's photos from the Cranberry Isle trip, and other photos contributed by Better, Clara, Maralyn Anderson and Rebecca Burkhart.
- Visit to Letter E Township, Franklin County, Maine
Manuela and I met up with Peter and Priscilla (Poochie) Ross in Farmington, Maine on June 13, as we had arranged for a trip up in Letter E Township. Pete and Poochie were gracious enough to drive, and give us a historical tour of the area where Nathaniel Winslow and his wife, Elizabeth Williams (daughter of Samuel and Sobriety Bunker Williams), settled in the early 1800s. Nathaniel was buried in a small cemetery (only three graves have been identified) about 6.6 miles south of Smalls Falls on Highway 4 west of Madrid. These photos show Smalls Falls, various plants in the cemetery area and the three gravestones.
Pete and Poochie have not discovered any other graves in the area, and Poochie does not believe there is any connection between Nathaniel and grandson Stephen F. Winslow with Joel Bryant, who is buried in the third grave.
- Portland, Maine Area Lighthouses
We visited four lighthouses in the Portland, Maine environs on June 11, 2008.
- Daniel Detling
Daniel wasn't feeling too well on our visit to the northeast but he ventured outside for a few minutes to explore the back porch before we left for Hartford to pick up a rental car for our trip to Maine.
- Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and Downtown New York
Manuela and I visited Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the UN, Grand Central Station, and Times Square on June 9, 2008 with Shannon Detling, who took a day off from work in Midtown to show us New York. It was hot (96° and a heat index was 105) but we had a great time.
- Family Photos on Memorial Day
A few family photos on Memorial Day (May 26, 2008).
- Flowers at the Detlings
A few pictures of the flowers in our. Most of our roses are not yet in bloom (as of May 2008).
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California, the nation's largest desert state park, and one of the very largest parks in North America. At more than 1,000 square miles, this Southern California park gets its name from the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, who captained an overland expedition in 1775-1776 from Mexico to San Francisco, and from its home to the peninsular bighorn sheep that habitat its higher elevations. Each year, depending on rainfall, the desert spring is filled with wildflowers and blooming shrubs, and 2008 was no exception.
While on vacation in Southern California, I got a chance to spend a few hours in the park. These photographs are taken from that drive from Ocotillo in western Imperial County northward through the park, to Borrego Springs and back to Highway 78 along the Salton Sea.
- Enterprise High Class of '66 Dinner in Mount Shasta
The Enterprise High School Class of 1966 gets together about once every three months for some special occasion--or none at all. We met for dinner in Mount Shasta in March 2008, and I took a few pictures along with a late afternoon shot of Mount Shasta.
- Winter Snow
This album contains various pictures of snow throughout Jackson and Klamath Counties in Southern Oregon.
- Applegate Valley
Manuela and I took a Saturday drive up to Applegate Reservoir, and took these photos above the reservoir. A forest fire south of the reservoir was visible, and the fall foliage was wuite colorful.
- Visit to Seattle
Doug and a couple of fellow genealogists (cousin Robert Forrest and Randy Schroder, husband of Alice Williams, another cousin) met for dinner at Ivar's Restaurant for dinner and family chats. All three have worked together via e-mail for many years, but this visit was the first time each had met the others. It was great fun.
- McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
One of the most scenic of California's state parks is located an hour east of Redding six miles north of Highway 299 on Highway 89. We visited on Saturday, July 7, and walked the 0.3 mile trail to the pool at the bottom of the falls. I didn't bring my "normal" 18-55 mm lens, so these pictures are taken with a 70 mm macro lens, which is the digital equivalent of a 105 mm telephoto.
Here are a few facts from the California State Parks web site:
The park is within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, with forest and five miles of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton. The park's centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. Additional water comes from springs, joining to create a mist-filled basin. Burney Creek originates from the park's underground springs and flows to Lake Britton, getting larger along the way to the majestic falls.
The park's landscape was created by volcanic activity as well as erosion from weather and streams. This volcanic region is surrounded by mountain peaks and is covered by black volcanic rock, or basalt. Created over a million years ago, the layered, porous basalt retains rainwater and snow melt, which forms a large underground reservoir.
Within the park, the water emerges as springs at and above Burney Falls, where it flows at 100 million gallons every day.
Burney Falls was named after pioneer settler Samuel Burney who lived in the area in the 1850s. The McArthurs were pioneer settlers who arrived in the late 1800s. Descendants were responsible for saving the waterfall and nearby land from development. They bought the property and gave it to the state as a gift in the 1920s.
- Mount Shasta Wildflowers
Manuela and I took a day trip to explore the area around Mount Shasta last weekend, and were surprised to find a few wildflowers still in bloom as we traveled up the road to the ski area (shutdown in the summer, of course).
- California & Oregon Coast
Manuela and I spent Saturday, June 30 making a short trip to Crescent City, California, and up the Oregon Coast to Bandon, then returning to Medford.
- Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke, New York
Two headstones from Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke, New York, furnished to Roblee researchers by Gloria Waldron Hukle. They are headstones for Peter Waldron and Nicholas Bratt.
- Searching for More Roses
Manuela and Doug Detling and granddaughters Angel Rivera and Isabel Ruiz traveled to St. Paul, Oregon, on Saturday, May 26, 2007 to purchase more roses for Jardin de Manuela (see 2006 album for those additions). This year we purchased 15 roses from John and Louise Clements, owners of Heirloom Roses. Last year, we went during the Rose Days weekend (the first weekend in June) but this year decided to make the trip a week earlier over the holiday weekend. We might have foregone some events, but were very happy with the trip.
- Visit to Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona was the site of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources western regional conference May 9-11, 2007. I didn't have time to take a lot of photographs but did manage to take a few.
- Union Cemetery, North Creek, New York
These images are of headstones of Roblees or their relatives located in Union Cemetery, North Creek, New York. They were taken by Jo Ann Smith.
- Mikesville Cemetery, Clayton, Wisconsin
These eight images were provided by Jay S. Van Zeeland. These photographs of Roblees buried in Mikesville Cemetery on Cty Hwy T ¼ Mile North of Oakridge Rd in Clayton, Winnebago Co., Wisconsin. The GPS coordinates for Clayton downtown are N440129 W0883233. The GPS for the cemetery is N44104250 W88361170.
Jay is a descendent of Julius and Mary Roblee. His e-mail address is: email@example.com.
- Imperial Valley
Included here are a few photographs from our March 2007 visit to the Imperial Valley.
- Sunset Beach on the Oregon Coast
Manuela and I visited with four of our grandchildren on the Oregon Coast in October. Robin and Teneil Detling and their boys Bryant and Ethan played on the beach with Angel Rivera and Isabel Ruiz. We spent the day with Robin's aunt, Joanne Gabbs, who lives in North Bend, Oregon. The weather was perfect.
- Multicultural Fair
- EHS Class of 66 40th Reunion
These were the photos I shot during the Enterprise High School Class of 66's 40th reunion.
- Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park northeast of Redding is the least visited site in the country's national park system. Tee-shirts used to be printed with the phrase "The one and lonely national park" but I haven't had one of them for years. We drove through the park in September, and these are some of the pictures I shot.
- Sundial Bridge, Redding, California
Manuela and I walked across the spectacular Sundial Bridge in Redding in September 2006. The bridge is so large and imposing these images really don't do it justice.
- Garden Additions
Manuela and Doug Detling traveled to St. Paul, Oregon on Saturday, June 2, to attend the Rose Days exhibition at Heirloom Roses, owned by John and Louise Clements. The Clements' garden covers six acres with more than 4,000 rose varieties. Of course, we shopped, and purchased several roses. We added a few roses and other plants from Ferguson's Fragrant Nursery (also in St. Paul) to 'Jardin de Manuela.'
- Mount Signal in Mexico
These are a few shots of Mount Signal near Imperial County, California, a few miles south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Mount Signal rises from the valley floor a few miles southwest of Calexico (only a small portion of the mountain is in the United States). These pictures were taken from California Highway 98, which runs west from Calexico to Ocotillo, where it joins Interstate 8.
- July 1 Family Barbecue in El Centro
These pictures were taken at the Pedro and Anita Ramos family barbecue on July 1, 2006 in El Centro, Callfornia.
- Marci Loss Retirement Party
Marci Loss was honored Friday, May 12, 2006 upon her retirement as Office Manager of the Association of Bay Area Governments. Marci worked for ABAG for more than 33 years, and many of her current and former colleagues gathered at the Joseph P. Bort Metrocenter in Oakland to celebrate. Photos taken by Joe Chan, Doug Detling, and Mike Loss. Marci sent me a CD of other photos to add (photographers unidentified), and another folder of scanned photos of old ABAGers (see separate album in 2002).
- Multicultural Fair
- Mini-Reunion of ABAGers
Don Skinner and Dan Lopez, who weren't able to attend the July reunion, got together for lunch with other ABAGers at Scott's in Oakland this week. This is a photo taken at event. Along with Don (at right) and Dan (center, back), others present were Vivian Kahn, Eugene Leong, Revan Tranter, Yvonne Koshland, and Bob Goldman. Thanks to Gene and Vivian, both of whom sent this photo along to share with the group.
- Medford City Hall
Medford's City Hall landscaping was redone in 2005, and these photos show the old landscaping (pre-2005 images) and the newer ones, including work in progress.
- ABAGers Reunion
A collection of photos from the ABAGers reunion at Revan Tranter's home in Berkeley on July 9, 2005. Photos by Terry Bursztynsky, Doug Detling, and Elsa Tranter.
- Yashiro Japanese Garden in Olympia, Washington
This traditional Asian garden, designed in the ancient hill and pond style, honors Olympia's sister city Yashiro, Japan. Classic gates, built without nails, open into a walled world where splashing water muffles the sound of the city. Smooth stones contrast with lacy maples and spiky clumps of iris. Two cutstone lanterns and a 13-tier pagoda were gifts to the garden from the city of Yashiro. The Garden is located on Plum Street next to Olympia's City Hall. We visited there during the Bunker Family Association Reunion in June 2005.
- Roblee Gravestones in Rienzi Cemetery, Empire, Fond du Lac Co., Wisconsin
Bonnie McNeil (firstname.lastname@example.org) sent me four photographs taken in 2005:
"I am embarassed to say that I promised these photos ages ago. These are from Rienzi Cemetery in Empire in Fond du Lac county Wisconsin. I am sorry to say that Joseph Roblee's stone is cut off in last picture. I didn't know who these people were in 2005 so I was only snapping quick pictures. It is interesting that next to the large stone the stones appear to not be Roblees. The Roblees are all buried in front of the stone."
- Anza-Borrego State Park
Most of these pictures were taken within the park boundaries, though a few were just outside it.
- Bandon, Oregon
- Bear Creek Park
- Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
These pictures were taken in July 2003 during a trip we took to Utah and California for my sons' weddings. Images were scanned from Kodachrome slides.
- Granville, New York Cemeteries
Theresa Caparco [email@example.com] sent along these pictures of Roblee headstones she found while in the local cemeteries in and around Granville, New York. Theresa noted that "William & Nathaniel's headstones are in remarkable shape and condition for their age--however do need cleaning-- will do that on my return visit in Spring '08, and send you pictures after they have been cleaned, as well as, those Roblee's buried at 'Old North' cemetery in Hartford with my Northups."
Theresa Caparco [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Please note: The four pictures in this album were taken in 2007, not 2003 as the EXIF data for each photograph shows.
- Jackson County Covered Bridges
Until recently, Jackson County had four covered bridges, until the collapse of the Wimer Bridge east of Rogue River, Oregon. These photos are of the four bridges.
- 1995 Vacation