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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley

  Opal's bridge is the Mosby Creek Covered bridge. It is made of wood.

A wooden covered bridge is still used today to cross Mosby Creek.

Picture: Mosby Creek Bridge today

Picture: Mosby Creek and Walden Railroad Bridges today

Paragraph 9: The road to the upper camps

Paragraph 230: Singing to the river


"I often visit the place where the fir trees dwell."

Paragraph 326: Example

have understandings
  understands; knows

"Opal wanted Peter Paul Rubens to have understanding what she was doing."

Paragraph 385: Example

  a strong desire for something

"Opal had a longing to go outside."

Paragraph 503: Example

  the house where the owner of a farm and his family lives

"The ranch house was owned by Opal's grandparents, who also owned the land."

Paragraph 7: other ranch-houses

Picture: Northeast Sky View of Opal's Home

Picture: The ranch house

Picture: Side of the Ranch House

  rivière is French for "river".

The rivière's real name is Mosby Creek. It is directly across the road from Opal's schoolhouse.

Picture: the riviere - Mosby Creek bridges today

Paragraph 9: The road to the upper camps

Paragraph 55: Staying in at recess time

  The road runs in front of Opal's grandparent's house. It's real name is Mosby Creek Road.

Opal calls this place where the road goes three ways . It is the intersection of Mosby Creek Road and Layng Road.

Opal's vivid imagination sees Mosby Creek road as going two different directions. One way the road goes west towards Cottage Grove. The other way the road goes is east to her school and the blue hills. Layng Road goes north and onto the upper logging camps and the Bohemia gold mines.

Picture: where the road goes three ways today

Picture: sky view of where the road goes three ways

Paragraph 5: The road to Sadie McKibben's house

Paragraph 6: The road to the school house

Paragraph 9: The road to the upper camps

upper logging camps
  The road to the upper logging camps is Layng Road - named for the farmer, George Layng.

Layng Road goes north from Mosby Creek to Row River Road - and, then east up to Dorena and on up the mountains to the Bohemia gold mines. The railroad follows the same route.

Picture: the row river and upper logging camps

Paragraph 9: The road to the upper camps

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