: Rustic farmhouse near Plush by Kate Jorgensen


The Native Americans who first lived around Plush were some of the first residents of North America.

Later settlers brought sheep and cattle ranches to this arid valley in Southern Oregon under the gaze of the Warner Mountains. Contemporary visitors are drawn to the area’s remote natural beauty. Fish the high-desert lakes, see wildlife at the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge and go rockhounding at the Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area.

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