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Dayville in Grant County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Wool Bag Stand

 
 
Wool Bag Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2020
1. Wool Bag Stand Marker
Inscription.  Wool bag stand and bag from the Trosper Ranch near Antone, OR, about 1900.
At shearing time each spring, wool freshly sheared was packed in burlap bags for shipment. The cut wool was tossed into the bag. A person, usually a youth, was inside the bag stomping the wool down tightly into place. A large full bag could weight 500 pounds.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals.
 
Location. 44° 33.373′ N, 119° 38.648′ W. Marker is in Dayville, Oregon, in Grant County. Marker can be reached from Oregon Route 19 near U.S. 26, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the Cant Ranch property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32651 Oregon Highway 19, Dayville OR 97825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shearing the Sheep (a few steps from this marker); Haystacker (within shouting distance of this marker in Montana); Welcome to the John Day River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Cant Ranch Historic District
Wool Bag Stand and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2020
2. Wool Bag Stand and Marker
(about 300 feet away in Montana); Lifeblood of a Ranch (about 400 feet away in Montana); a different marker also named James Cant Ranch Historic District (about 400 feet away in Montana); On the Road of History (about 600 feet away in Montana); An Oregon Fossil Rush (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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