Thursday, March 5, 2009
Train Passes Hot Lake
Oil on canvas 9"x6" $95 plus $6 shipping
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I had an enjoyable time in the studio yesterday working both my large and small painting.
It's fun to do it that way. When I get frustrated with one I work the other.
Todays daily reminds me of the train rolling past Hot Lake. For those of you that
do not know Hot Lake, it is a small lake that maintains a temperature of 186 degrees.
It is about 10 miles from where I live. The local Indian tribes came to enjoy the springs at the lake.
They considered it a healing place and all discontent between the tribes were put aside
when they came here.
A Dr. Phys eventually opened a healing spa that is rumored to have been one of the most
desirable in the country at the time. At that point in time the train stopped at the spa and let
passengers off. Now the train no longer stops there, in fact there are no passenger trains
going through the Grande Ronde Valley. Now the old spa is owned by an sculptor.
I believe he has a foundry there.
The train does still roll through. My friends camp at the RV park there and the kids
put coins on the tracks for the train to flatten.