In 1910, E.C. Pomeroy, along with his wife Adelaide and their five children came to live at what became Pomeroy Farm in Yacolt. Born in Canada to English parents, E.C. Pomeroy had a rich and interesting life — he left home at the age of nine-years-old because he didn’t get along with his step-mother! In Detroit, Michigan, he learned the blacksmith trade. he fought in the southern Oregon Indian wars. He worked on the railroad. He even flipped farms – fixing them up and selling them for a profit. He finally settled on 160 acres in the Lucia Valley.
Today, the farm depicts life as it was in 1920 – when the original farmhouse burned down and another was built in it’s place. Visiting the Pomeroy Farm gives us all a chance to step back in time. Watch for their themed teas and don’t miss pumpkin lane in the fall.
Photos by Gregory E. Zschomler