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Historic Union Oregon
Union, Oregon is a very typical of Eastern Oregon towns. It grew fast on promises of the rail road coming through, then failed as the promises never matured. The town has a lot of character and history behind it. The Historic Union Hotel has rooms named after some of the more eccentric characters. From the Davis Brothers who were quite rich, but unable to every marry due to a stipulation in their Mother’s Will, and includes rumored Ghosts haunting the second floor.
A legacy of the history of the town is the number of Victorian style homes still in town.
Due to the drier climate, a lot of these houses survived quite well. Even better a lot of them have been, or actively are being restored to their former splendor. The rest of the town feels pretty sleepy, with the highest proportion of residents being farmers and hired hands.
Overall it’s a nice little town to visit. I highly recommend the hotel having spent two nights in Elsie’s Room several years ago. Gravy Dave’s across the street is a great greasy (and extremely popular) spoon across the street.