Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Mora Idaho

Here's a picture of the old school house at Mora, Idaho, recently featured by Tim Woodward in the Statesman. I took this pic before the Statesman article came out, but I didn't post it right away, so I got beat to the story. You can click on any picture to enlarge it. When I stopped to take the photo, the dog on the car in the Statesman photo came up and sniffed me in a friendly way.

This is a Google earth view. The school is the large structure north of the road, surrounded by a bunch of old cars.

A bit further up the road you can see the old Mora Grange, shown here near Indian Creek.

Another overhead shot. The grange hall is the white building near the center. It looks like a backwards 7. If you look above it, you'll see the New York Canal make a hard right at Eagle Road. At that point, the Boise Project diverts water from the NYC into a stream channel that joins Indian Creek.

As of Memorial Day '07, 1100 cubic feet per second were diverted into Indian Creek, making this delightful whitewater.

This guy, Rulon, makes the diversion happen. He lives about 50 meters north of the Grange building, and he monitors the water level. He has an alarm in his house that goes off if the water level changes more than 3/8ths of an inch. He's standing next to Indian Creek, holding a picture of himself on a horse standing in Indian Creek, about 100 yards downstream.

While I was out there taking pictures (I got permission from Rulon) I saw several Red Tailed Hawks circling overhead, and saw some Quail running through the sagebrush. A nice day in southwest Idaho.


Dan Morgan said...

hah! I just blogged on the same place. Let me know if you know how to get a hold of Slim, the current resident. And check out My Blog Thanks!

The Joel said...

i know this is a very old post but i just took a long ride on my harley today and stumbled across this old building. took about 20 pics of it. some great old cars and trucks on the lot too. i googled it to find out what it was and this was the first link to pop up.

Keith M. said...

Slim Haken 1930-2011 Born Clarence Hako Haken on Sept 12, 1930. Died Feb 3, 2011. Memorial service was held on Sat. June 25th at 2:00 pm at the Kuna Cemetery.