A rare snowfall proved a good reason to photograph the poor farm during a prosperous period of the 1950s. Note the bus parked in front of the side porch.
The county farm boasted a prize-winning dairy, which remained a cornerstone of the operation until 1969, when the farming was ceased and the herd sold. In the background of this 1950s image are (left to right) the milking barn, hay barn and root cellar/stable. Only the silo of the hay barn (center) and the root cellar/stable remain today.
Here is Edgefield's stellar nursing staff of the 1950s. They helped Edgefield maintain its excellent reputation for nursing care within Oregon.
Doing the laundry for the poor farm was not a one-person job. Here, though, one employee of the 1950s is hard at work in the laundry department, housed in the Power Station.
Today, thousands come to Edgefield to see performances on the east lawn by B. B. King, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder. In years past, such events like this one in the 1950s, were a more cozy affair.