Deadwood Trading Post

Deadwood Oregon Trading Company, Deadwood, Oregon

Mud slide on hwy 36 in Green Leaf
Bridge crossing Lake Creek about MP14
The chickens were moved to safety.  Water at leat 3 feet deep around chicken House
Hwy 36 in Deadwood about 12-18 inches deep over road
Tree limbs fall into home on hwy 36 in Deadwood
Seasonal Waterfall on hwy 36 MP13
Nelson Mountain Road on south side of bridge.  Lake Creek over it's banks
West Fork Bridge off Deadwood Creek Road
Boyd' home off Deadwood Creek road.  Deadwood Creek over it's banks.
Mud slide on Deadwood Creek road MP1
Another home falls victim to flooding on hwy 36
Notice mud slide and stream running off mountain after clear cut lokking south of Lake Creek About MP14
We refer to our covered deck overlooking Deadwood Creek (on the opposite side) as the Riverhouse.  Maybe we should call it the Lakehouse.
Other News and Events in Deadwood

Logging pictures - Lake Creek Ridge

Deadwood Flood January 2012

See pictures of Mapleton from
March 21, 2012 was an usual spring morning.  Two - three inches of snow fell over night and with it trees fell and power was cut off.  I set out for work in Florence at 5:15 a.m.  A short distance from the house was the first downed tree.  I was able to make it across/around several trees but the fourth tree just west of Indiola stopped me where it lay.  It was too big to cross or drive around.  At 9:00 I tried it again and made it to Florence.  It was too dark at 5:00 a.m. to take pictures so I captured the scene at 9:00 a.m.  (By the way, Hwy 36 is closed today March 22nd at Triangle Lake due to a landslide)

The drive was very interesting.  Driving delays make people crazy.  Once I hit 126 at Mapleton tailgaters were coming off Walton mountain annoyed and speeding, attempting to make up time after the delays from wrecks and downed trees.  My last snow picture for the morning never got taken.  As I pulled to the shoulder, rolled down the window, and focused my cell phone camera south toward the snow covered mountain across the Davidson Mill campus I heard a noise coming from the rear.  I barely recognized the sound when a small pickup truck whizzed by at 60 mph slinging road grime and slush into my open window.  The wet slush splashed my face and camera, covered my lap, drenched the inside of the windshield, and ran down the interior of the driver side door.  Wow, what a great morning.  

Where do these reckless people come from?  After slipping behind the steering wheel and setting out for a morning commute of irritating delays, people get frustrated and turn into something unrecognizable.  These folks act like they are great adventurers, pioneers crossing the Oregon Trail, dangerously slipping and sliding through the snow without a care.  Like postal workers, nothing can stop them.  Not rain, nor sleet, or snow.  Nothing can stop the U.S. Male.  No, these urban cowboys in their BMW's are America's finest road warriors making the roads unsafe for the rest of us.  Enjoy the ride.
Not to be mistaken with Deadwood, South Dakota, the Deadwood Trading Post in Deadwood, Oregon highlights our beautiful coastal mountain community.  Our on-line store lists Authors, Books, Art, Pottery, Ceramics, T-Shirts, Watercolor, Paintings, Handmade Pencils, Drawings, Pen and Ink, Tie-Dye, and Wood Products.  We also highlight Fishing, Hunting, Pictures of Oregon's Coastal Mountains, Logging, Creeks, Rivers, Streams, Salmon, Steelhead, Elk, Deer and other wildlife.  Please take the time to visit our artist pages and enjoy your stay.

Thanks for visiting.
Painted Rock.  April 2012

A celebration for a Deadwood Resident.  

Happy Birthday Jim.
Deadwood Spring 2012
The second and third day of spring brings with it a late snow.
News and Events in Deadwood,Oregon
Community Calendar
​See the Ditto for more info and events

Al-Anon Meetings
for info 964-5566
​Sundays 4:00 p.m. Community Center

AA Meetings
Mapleton - Red building next to the Library.  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 7 pm.  Sunday at 3 pm. 

Third Saturday 
Dinner and Music at the Community Center Dinner 6:30, Music 7:30 p.m.

Music at the Tavern

Farmers Market
Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Arts and Crafts. Sunday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Location: Deadwood Store

Yoga and Relaxation

​YOGA for Sore Backs, Strength and Vitality. Fridays at 9am. at Living Well. 

Call MaryGold McNutt to register at 541 964 5341

Swisshome Dump hours:

Winter- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Saturday only - Oct 1- March 30
Summer - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday only April 1 - Sept. 30

Living Well
Fire Walk
Call for Special Events 964-5341

Rock Creek Reunion Party 

How is the cougar population in Oregon?  

It has been a while since I have heard of pets missing or cougars prowling around Triangle Lake and Mapleton schools but I have seen fewer and fewer deer lurking around my property. I did some research and found a couple great resources about cougars.  Cougar populations have increased dramatically since hunting with dogs was banned.  Cougars kill up to 50 deer a year.  Estimates range from a kill every 9-14 days to as many as 2 a week depending on other scavengers.  There are two sides to the story but here is some interesting reading.       
Flooding in Cushman?  Tide Table  for Florence, Oregon
Painted Rock.  May 2016

A Memorial for a Deadwood Resident.  

Painted Rock.   June 2016

A Memorial for Deadwood Residents.  

Motorcycle accidents...

The Recent Deadwood Fire was the talk of the town, 9/11/17.  Ironic that the fire happened on 911.  Road Construction equipment overheated and sparked a small brush fire that quickly ran uphill into the trees.  The smell in the air was reminiscent of weeks of smoke from fires throughout Oregon.  To our dismay the fire was to close to home for comfort.  For some nearby residents the clearcut between them and the fire provided some peace of mind.  Fire crews from three local stations and two helicopters quickly doused the flames.  I have heard estimates of two to fifty acres burned.  The Fire started across the highway from the Blue Rooftop in the Map >>. Deadwood Oregon Map.                          
Siuslaw News on Deadwood Fire.
Road construction - More than a few resident have voiced displeasure about the road construction from Triangle Lake to Mapleton.  Long wait times, reduced speed limits, and loose gravel for the past few weeks have made the commute to town more unpleasant, not to mention the fire started by the equipment.  All in all, repairs are almost complete and the new rumble strip might help save lives.     

Deadwood Oregon Map
2022-2023 Weather Forecast 
La Nina cooler & wetter, El Nino warmer & drier - Video explains