If I'm correct, that would be the old north-south 99.
Looks like Richard Farnsworth, star of the movie "The Gray Fox', a great movie to watch.
There was a chap there that had most of the Ts in the picture in a collection he unfortunately ran over himself with his truck recovering some pallots of Model T parts in a large open field. His unfortunate death resulted in a large Model T Ford estate parts sale some years ago. Apparently J Leno had a rep purchasing parts. It was the largest stash of parts in the pacific north west.
Funny thing; growing up in Myrtle Point and Springfield, Oregon, in the 1950s, I don't remember ever seeing a Model T. . Model A's, yes..
Ralph, how familiar are you with Sumner? If you are, are you familiar at all with the old Selander place? It was a huge mansion taken right out of some gothic novel built sometime in the 1800s. As young kids, my friend and I used to explore those woods with a passion.
One day, about an 1/8 mile in the woods back behind the Selander place, we found a chasm/very deep rut where people in the past had been dumping their dead cars apparently. We walked on what obviously used to be the road but now had trees growing up in the middle of it.
Anyway, all of these cars (maybe 15-20 of them) had model T/model A appearances. I was too young to know either way (or if they were even Fords) but it was pretty cool. Years later, when I got out of the military, I got permission from the family living in the house to cross their property. I went up and searched but alas, every car was gone.
And looking at Google Earth so is that magnificent house. Bummer.
Good guess, Larry. I think 99/5 is still about the only street in Canyonville.
Danial: I never heard of Sumner before. Man, that's so far back in the woods, it takes 3 days for daylight to get there! Goog maps says it's raining there right now.. Oh, for some rain..
The line on the left is the old Postal Telegraph Co. lead that followed the old Siskiyou Trail. The 3-arm lead on the right is the Pacific Telephone Co.'s N-S main that ran from San Diego through Seattle. Sadly, much of the old highway has been obliterated to build the modern I-5. A magnificent country south of Drain, O.
Burger, much of the old highway runs parallel to I-5 through a lot of Oregon.
Ralph, most of my growing up was less than a mile as the crow flies, from what used to be the Selander place. We moved out there after my dad retired from the USAF in 75/76. Our backyard was BLM forest and hills as far as you could see. They still live there and it's still like that.
It was a great place to grow up. Wish I had appreciated it more when I was a dumb kid.