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The Deadwood Trading Post lists sculpture by Margie Sittner

by Karl Logan on 05/01/12

The Deadwood Trading Post is excited to list sculpture by Margie Sittner.  Margie has a unique art form and vision of sculpting earth's creatures.  Margie is also an avid gardener and is a bit modest of her abilities.  You can visit Margie’s page at: http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com/Margie-Sittner-Sculpture.html.  Stop by.  It will be worth the visit.

The Deadwood Trading Post is located in Deadwood, Oregon and lists products from many artists.  Whether you are looking for a new book, a fine vase, a sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, or even a wooden candle holder the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to shop.  Stop by for a visit: www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .  See you soon.

The Deadwood Trading Post features Jewelry by Tchanan Ross

by Karl Logan on 05/01/12

The Deadwood Trading Post features many fine artists.  Tchanan Ross makes some of the finest jewelry I have seen.  If you are looking for one of a kind, handmade art the Deadwood Trading Post is your source.  Tchanan’s designs and unique combinations of silver, brass, and copper in small scale production, limited edition, and ‘one of a kind’ pieces are often textured with found objects and symbolize natural elements.  All pieces are hand textured and fabricated combining various techniques of soldering, chasing, repousse, riveting, and patinas.  Tchanan has made Deadwood her home and joins other artists in celebrating this diverse community.  You can visit Tchanan’s webpage at: http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com/Moonfire-Jewelry.html

The Deadwood Trading Post is located in Deadwood, Oregon and lists products from many artists.  Whether you are looking for a new book, a fine vase, a sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, or even a wooden candle holder the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to shop.  Stop by for a visit: www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .  See you soon.

News and Events in Deadwood, Oregon

by Karl Logan on 04/12/12

Deadwood, Oregon has had interesting weather this year, 2012.  It is an election year so I expect it to be stormy but this is crazy.  Flooding, Spring snow fall, and numerous power outages due to high winds.  The Deadwood Trading Post News and Events page has some great photos of this year's unusual weather.  Stop by a take a look at:  http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com/Deadwood-News-Events.html

The Deadwood Trading Post is located in Deadwood, Oregon and lists products from many artists.  Whether you are looking for a new book, a fine vase, a sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, or even a wooden candle holder the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to shop.  Stop by for a visit: www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .  See you soon.

The Deadwood Trading Post lists Mary Lou Goertzen

by Karl Logan on 04/12/12

National known artist Mary Lou Goertzen makes Deadwood, Oregon her home.  Mary Lou displays and sells her work at www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .  Mary Lou does beautiful pen and ink with splashes of watercolor.  Her work is very pleasing to the eye.  You will be proud to display one of her works of art in your home or place of business.  Mary Lou has lived in the old school house in Deadwood, Oregon since the sixties.  Mary Lou is without a doubt Deadwood's Ambassador.  The community center is right across the street from the old school house and is the meeting place for local events.  Several times a year the community center hosts arts and crafts shows.  Until then, visit the Deadwood Trading Post on-line and make a trip to Mary Lou Goertzen's page.  You'll be glad you did.  http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com/MaryLou-Goertzen.html

The Deadwood Trading Post is located in Deadwood, Oregon and lists products from many artists.  Whether you are looking for a new book, a fine vase, a sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, or even a wooden candle holder the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to shop.   Stop by for a visit: www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .  See you soon.

The Deadwood Trading Post features Michael Zachai's wooden treasures

by Karl Logan on 04/07/12

Woodcraft is a wonderful hobby and even more fulfilling if you are great at it.  Michael Zachai is one of those people that turn wood into art.  Michael has his own artist page on the Deadwood Trading Post at www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .  Michael uses a lot of local woods like alder and fir to create both practical and ornamental masterpieces.  From rustic furniture and trellises to ornamental wall hangings Michael creates his wood products out of his Deadwood, Oregon woodshop. 

Even Michael's shop is unique.  The shop was designed with depression era rock and mortar walls with a red metal roof.  Michael's furniture designs are functional while displaying the raw rustic beauty of the wood.  Pay Michael a visit at:  http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com/Michael-Zachai.html

The Deadwood Trading Post is located in Deadwood, Oregon and lists products from many artists.  Whether you are looking for a new book, a fine vase, a sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, or even a wooden candle holder the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to shop.  Stop by for a visit: www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .   See you soon.

The Deadwood Trading Post features information about Rural Post Office Closures

by Karl Logan on 04/06/12

The Deadwood Trading Post not only highlights local artists but includes community updates as well.  The most notable series of updates is the closure of Rural Post Offices.  Our own Les Benscoter has been our eyes and ears bringing Deadwood Residents the latest information on Post Office closures.  For information about Deadwood and other rural Oregon Post Offices, visit the Deadwood Trading Post message board at: http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com/MessageBoard.html

The Deadwood Trading Post is located in Deadwood, Oregon and lists products from many artists.  Whether you are looking for a new book, a fine vase, a sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, or even a wooden candle holder the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to shop.  Stop by for a visit: www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .  See you soon.

The Guides Choice Original Fish Release

by Karl Logan on 04/06/12

The Deadwood Trading Post recently added a fishing page.  http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com  The new webpage highlights fishing in Oregon as well as River guides.  Oregon's river guides are a great resource for fishing information, sport fishing adventures, and even fish habitat restoration. 

One such guide is Robin Alexander.  Robin has taken my daughter and I on several fishing adventures.  We had a great time and learned a lot from Robin.  Robin provides sport fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon on the McKenzie and the Siuslaw.  Robin designed a fish hook release that is amazing.  With a simple twist of the wrist your catch is released unharmed to be caught another day.  Robin also provides raft trips when fishing is slow.  You can visit the webpage at: http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com/Fishing-in-Oregon.html

The webpage also highlights fishing stories.  If you have an Oregon fishing story, contact us at the Deadwood Trading Post and send us a photo with your tall tale.  Besides the Guides Original Choice Fish Release the Deadwood Trading Post lists numerous products from local artists. 

The Deadwood Trading Post is located in Deadwood, Oregon and lists products from many artists.  Whether you are looking for a new book, a fine vase, a sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, or even a wooden candle holder the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to shop.  Stop by for a visit:
www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .  See you soon.

 

 

The Deadwood Trading Post features pottery by Greg Kennedy

by Karl Logan on 04/06/12

If you have a penchant for pottery, the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to visit.  The Deadwood Trading Post at www.deadwoodtradingpost.com hosts several artists creating unique works of art for fellow pottery and ceramic lovers.  Greg Kennedy has been mastering his trade for 40 years.  Greg's pottery ranges from very functional place settings and serving dishes to fine crafted ornamental vases.  Greg even creates 'one of a kind' wash basins.  Greg calls Deadwood, Oregon home and enjoys the wildlife and the Deadwood community that shares his passion for art.  Stop by Greg's webpage at:  http://www.deadwoodtradingpost.com/Greg-Kennedy.html

The Deadwood Trading Post is located in Deadwood, Oregon and lists products from many artists.  Whether you are looking for a new book, a fine vase, a sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, or even a wooden candle holder the Deadwood Trading Post is a great place to shop.  Stop by for a visit: www.deadwoodtradingpost.com .   See you soon.

Deadwood Trading Post

by Karl Logan on 11/23/11

It has been ten days since my last blog.  I have spent the last few weeks working on a new website.  The Deadwood Trading Post is my newest passion.  I started a webpage for the Deadwood Trading Post on Logansboro.com but never found the time to develop my product line.  I finally decided to jump in with both feet and meet the Deadwood artists that I wanted to represent. 

Deadwood is a vary diverse community.  I had the opportunity to discover just how diverse at the annual meeting for the Deadwood Comunuty Center.  I had no idea how involved the Deadwood residents were in this community.  It was inspiring to see such passion.  I may have jumped into the deep end of the pool by volunteering to be the Web Master for the new website, but that is exactly why I went.  I had already designed the Deadwood Trading Post and had it published.  I had completed research about Deadwood and had a page on Logansboro.com already.  This was the next step.

Meeting the artists in Deadwood has been a great joy.  These folks are the nicest people I have met in a long time.  With my management and business background, my circle of influence has been somewhat one sided, and with Congress running this country into the ground, I have spent the last year blogging tirades.  It has been a powerless activity.  I am concerned about the country and where we are headed.  Many Americans are so engrossed with day to day survival that they feel powerless to oppose the system.  I wondered whether opposition is pointless so I turned my attention toward things I can impact. 

This new focus on local community and commerce has been refreshing.  Now I commit my time to the hositpal and the Deadwood Trading Post.  When I am not working at the hospital, I am updating my website and meeting artists and other community members.  It has been a great time for me and I will continue to meet the residents of this community provide an outlet to increase commerce for Deadwood.  I hope you visit the Deadwood Trading Post and find something you like.  Until then, enjoy your local community and your family for they are the only Americans that really care about your well being.  I wish you all the best.

Christmas 2011, Birth of a Tradition

by Karl Logan on 11/08/11

I am posting this from an email I received.  It is a great idea.  We can make a difference in our own local economy by choosing how we spend.  If you are considering artistic or handmade gifts, try the Deadwood Trading Post.

Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high
gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods --
merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This
year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine
concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift
giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes
there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in
a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates
from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some
health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned
detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a
book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down
the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift
receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or
driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift
certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about
a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this
isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town
Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or
motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a
local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is
struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin
their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery
and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave
your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at
your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese
lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about
fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to
burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that
China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about
US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow
their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our
communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.
THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.
Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion groups -- throw up apost on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city -- 
send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments.
This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that what
Christmas is about?