28 October 2008

By the Roadside: Milton-Freewater


frog reading
Originally uploaded by Katherine H.
Frogs. They're everywhere in this small town. In front of the bakery. Reading in the shadow of city hall. Perched in front of the local certified public accountant's office. Frogs. Yup.

When your bigger neighbor to the south is famous for the Pendleton Round-up, what's a tiny agricultural town to do to draw attention to itself? Well, taking a cue from the annual Muddy Frogwater Festival, Milton-Freewater has adopted the frog as its official brand.

frog reading

It's a little more creative, say, than becoming another "Recreational Capitol of the West" or what have you. So the next time you find yourself in this stretch of the Blue Mountains, why not take a walking tour of the statues and support the local businesses?

cpa frog

1 comment:

Becky said...

I can't believe you were here and didn't contact me!! I would have loved to have taken you out for tea. :) I liked the post though!