It would've been fun to stop at the recently re-opened Antelope Cafe, given them a little business, soaked up some tiny town atmosphere, but we had to move on. At the edge of town a herd of antelope raced away. What a quiet, remote place.
Does Antelope, OR, sound familiar to you? Maybe. Nearby Big Muddy Ranch was notable for being the location of John Wayne/Katherine Hepburn's movie Rooster Cogburn... until it became infamous as the site of the largest and first confirmed bioterrorism activity since 1945.
I say "infamous" but who really remembers this?
|A drive-by greeting to 2,000 followers, by Baghwan Shree Rajneesh. He owned a fleet of Rolls Royces, several aircraft, and a landing strip on Big Muddy Ranch. Photo by Samvado Gunnar Kassatz ©1982, used with permission.|
here. Crazy. If this stuff happened now, in a post 9-11, post-anthrax world, there would be a national panic attack.