Old stagecoach station and deserted store in Austin, Or.
Old stagecoach station and deserted store in Austin, Or.

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Record 48/435
Courtesy of Oregon State Library
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Photographer Verne Bright
Collection WPA Photo Collection, Series 4 (Grant)
Date of photo 1930s
Description Austin, Oregon was a supply depot for mining towns and depended on the existence of mining towns that it served. The town’s population at its height was around 500 and there were three sawmills with all the business they could handle. The hotel and stagecoach way-station was owned and operated by a Mr. and Mrs. Minot Austin in the 1880s, giving the community its name. By the end of World War II, the population had dwindled to about 50. Today it is considered a ghost town.

This photo shows the stage station and a deserted store next to it.

3 prints
Object ID 2006.001.018
Other # WPA Box 123-H, #634
Provenance Work Projects Administration
Search Terms Stagecoach stops, Austin Or.
Towns, Grant County, Or.
Ghost towns, Grant County, Or.
Title Old stagecoach station and deserted store in Austin, Or.
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