Near Imnaha in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
A Monumental Landscape
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
”My father understood what it was to be ‘sheeped’ – to go insane from lonliness...He’d herded in the alpine...In his time, he’d endlessly carved family names and verses on trees and had built those curious sheperd monuments...‘stoneboys’...careful piles of stone, therapy sculpture to keep his hands and mind busy. There were Basque herder carvings and scribblings, many in verse, on water troughs, trees, tanks, rocks and fence posts all over the Western wildnerness...mostly sentimental home thoughts.”
Quote from “A Shepherd Watches, a Shepherd Sings”, by Louis Irigaray and Theodore Taylor
Erected by United States Forest Service.
Location. 45° 28.639′ N, 116° 44.932′ W. Marker is near Imnaha, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker is on Hat Point Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Hat Point Road begins in Imnaha; marker
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horse Creek Overlook (here, next to this marker); The Nez Perce War of 1877 (approx. 7 miles away); The Imnaha Canyon ... shelter and sanctuary (approx. 9.3 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 277 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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