Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ben Snipes Cabin

In relation to yesterday's cattle bridge, here is a statue of one of the early pioneers of the Yakima Valley which was erected near his cabin in Sunnyside. Ben Snipes came west in 1852. After some time in Willamette Valley of Oregon and in the gold fields of California, he learned butchering, and came back to the Northwest, where he eventually settled at the foot of Snipes Mountain near Sunnyside around 1859. By 1861, Ben Snipes was driving so many cattle he had no idea how many he had.
The cabin was move to this location across the street from the Sunnyside Museum. The sculpture was added in recent years.


Lilli & Nevada said...

Well this is going to be interesting to see; I have thought about doing one for Central Oregon maybe you will inspire me.

Paulie said...

How lucky you are to have such things to commemorate history of the region!

Chesna said...

Great work.