One of those quaint little-known towns that can be found along the back roads of America is Echo, Oregon. One lovely day, with some time to meander, we took a little adventure down just such a road and enjoyed a few minutes reverie of the past.
Echo is on the Old Oregon Trail and boasts a bit of interesting history.
Jack Dempsey spent a little time there…and apparently even less money!
A museum has been erected along the Deschutes River where there was a stop along the Oregon Trail.
Above images from the museum list the requirements to set out on the trail and head west.
As with many old towns, an effort has been made to update, while maintaining the flavor of the historic setting.
The Catholic Church is still standing, but apparently no longer in service.