Centennial Valley Homestead - By Larry Garmezy
Centennial Valley Homestead – This high country valley got its name when Rachel Orr and her husband William brought the first cattle into the area in 1876, the first centennial of the U.S. The “South-Side Joneses” built the barn at the left of the image sometime before 1909. According to a local history, the Joneses during their first season “had no machinery… so Mrs. Jones and daughters Julia and Jane cut grass on the ditch bank with scissors and carried it on a bed sheet to feed the animals.” The small building in the middle of the image was a shed for a horse and carriage. Image size is 11.25" x 17.5" (designed for standard 18x24 mat and frames). Custom sizes are available upon request.