As they travel the highways delivering cars for J&S, our drivers encounter many interesting sights. Some are natural wonders, other are man-made interests. This picture is a combination. The beautiful sun over a snowy valley in Oregon is pretty enough, but on the right hand side of the image is an old cement plant.
If you happen to be driving down I-84 ( which is also known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway and travels east–west, following the Columbia River and the rough path of the old Oregon Trail from Portland east to Idaho) outside Baker, OR, you’ll come across the abandoned cement plant. The plant was built by Sun Portland Cement Co. in the 1920s to provide concrete for the construction of the Owyhee Dam. After it had fulfilled that role, it changed hands a couple of additional times, first to the Oregon Portland Cement Co. which was ultimately assimilated into Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement. When the limestone finally gave out in the 1970s, Ash Grove closed the whole thing down. Pretty neat!
Photo by Charlotte Rodriguez.