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Dad at Uncanny Canyon in Oregon: 1954

Dad at Uncanny Canyon in Oregon: 1954

This is my dad, at Uncanny Canyon in Southern Oregon. I assume that the picture was taken by my mother, the year was 1954. Uncanny Canyon was located in Oregon on the Crater Lake Highway about halfway between Gold Hill and Crater Lake. Being so close to the Oregon Vortex (House of Mystery) it generated a bit of a vortex rivalry. The rivalry ended when Uncanny Canyon was submerged after the completion of the Lost Creek Reservoir in the late 1970s. View full size.

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Uncanny Canyon

I can't believe you have this out here. My husband's father, John F. Dunlap, owned Uncanny Canyon when your father was there. It is now under water, thanks to the US government and the Corps of Engineers and their dam project. It is refreshing and meaningful to him and our family--we were just joking around and put Uncanny Canyon into google and up popped your picture of your dad. Thank you for the memories and I hope you get this post. I hope that it is a memory that you treasure, as much as we do. It is a pleasure for us to see and I will share this with everyone in the family. Thank you for the memories.

-- Vicky Dunlap and the Family of John F. Dunlap, owner of Uncanny Canyon

Uncanny Canyon

I've been going through my dad's old scrapbook, found a photo of "Jack" (not my dad) standing in the same doorway of this barn at "Uncanny Canyon."

The Vortex!

I never knew this place existed! Several years ago we took a road trip to Crater Lake and went right by this resevoir. It's a beautiful spot. And a couple years before this, I took my kids to the Oregon Vortex. If Uncanny Canyon was anything like that, it's an eerie place to visit. Might be the skewed perspective or it might be the Earth's polarities reversed (or whatever the Vortex's speil is)...whatever it is, it's just WEIRD. Great photo!

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