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November 25, 2015
Wallowa County Chieftain
Maxville’s last building dismantled
Wallowa County Chieftain
Staff Report
The single remaining build-
ing at the extinct logging town
of Maxville in northwestern
Wallowa County has been dis-
mantled by the Maxville Her-
itage Interpretive Center for
eventual reconstruction at a
new site.
The log building served as
Bowman-Hicks Lumber Co.
headquarters at Maxville in the
1920s and ’30s. Maxville Her-
itage obtained permission from
Hancock Forest Management,
owner of the former town site,
to remove the well-worn struc-
ture, which had been used in
recent decades only occasion-
ally by cowboys, snowmobil-
ers and hunters.
“We marked and cataloged
each component of the struc-
ture and have them stored safe-
ly,” said Gwen Trice, Maxville
Heritage executive director.
“We were under the gun be-
cause the building was deteri-
orating and there were plans to
demolish this valuable piece of
Oregon logging history.”
The work was done by
a crew from Bronson Log
Homes, owned by Dean Himes
of (nterprise, and ¿nanced
with grants from the Kinsman
Foundation of Milwaukee and
an individual donor.
Maxville Heritage, which
currently operates its interpre-
tive center in leased Joseph
quarters, plans to locate a per-
manent site for future recon-
struction of the building as a
historical landmark.
“For several years under an
earlier owner, we were able to
actually have our annual Max-
ville Gathering at Maxville,
but that’s now not permitted,”
Trice noted. “The public has
been unable to view this build-
ing, so a new site for the build-
ing is now one of our long-
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Bowman-Hicks, a large
Missouri lumber business, es-
tablished Maxville as a com-
pany town to cut and mill Or-
egon timber. At its height, it
had a store, hotel, post of¿ce,
schools and dozens of houses
for the families of the loggers,
but was closed as the Great De-
pression hit.
Although Maxville had
racially segregated schools,
housing and baseball teams,
loggers of the various races
and nationalities worked side
by side, families spent time
together and children played
Trice, who grew up in near-
by La Grande, founded Max-
ville Heritage after discovering
that her father, grandfather,
uncle and cousins had been
Maxville loggers. Her story has
been captured in “The Logger’s
Daughter,” an Oregon Public
Broadcasting documentary.
Enterprise High School
exchange student Momina Ju-
naid of Pakistan is doing her
part to shatter stereotypes of
Muslims and Middle East cul-
ture by giving public talks on
the subject.
Junaid, 16, is from Gujrat in
the Punjab region of northeast-
ern Pakistan. She is residing
with Jerald and Alina Rice of
Enterprise on a YES! (Youth
Exchange Study) Scholarship
through AFS-USA. YES! is
a school exchange program
funded by the U.S. State De-
partment’s Bureau of Educa-
tional and Cultural Affairs.
Junaid’s most recent ad-
dress was an informative talk
titled “What Foreigners Need
to Know about Pakistan,”
during a Nov. 17 brown bag
event at the Josephy Center in
She wore a red dress from
her home nation during the
event. She does not wear a ha-
jib (head scarf) here, although
she wears one in her home
country. Junaid mentioned that
headwear requirements for Is-
lamic women is one of the big-
gest western misconceptions
about Islam and Pakistan in
With the aid of a Pow-
er Point presentation, Junaid
spoke of daily life in Pakistan,
from the highways to moun-
tains, celebrities and even ter-
rorism, which she said is hated
by the vast majority of Mus-
“Terrorism is the opposite
of Islam,” she said. “Islam is
peace, mercy and no violence.”
She said her country and its
military work hard to eliminate
terrorists from within its bor-
Junaid described the Pun-
jab province as very tolerant
of other religions, and said
that while Islam is the most
widely practiced religion, both
Christians and Hindus worship
freely as well. She said mutual
knowledge breeds mutual un-
derstanding, particularly when
it comes to cultural mores.
For example, arranged mar-
riage also is a part of her cul-
ture, although not nearly draco-
nian as often perceived by the
“We can say no; we have
a choice,” she said. “In most
cases we already know him. If
we have someone we want to
marry, we ask our parents and
the two families talk with each
other to see if they agree on it.”
Junaid’s Pakistan family
has ¿ve members. Her father is
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Momina Junaid of Gujrat,
Pakistan, is an exchange
student at Enterprise High
School. Junaid recently gave
a Power Point presentation
called “What Foreigners
Pakistan” at the Josephy
a homeopathic doctor and her
mother is a housewife. Junaid’s
father had hoped she would
become his assistant, but she
is striving toward becoming an
army doctor in the gynecologi-
cal ¿eld, a career forbidden to
Pakistani males.
“It is the dream of my moth-
er,” Junaid said.
Junaid is looking to attend
medical school in America and
says it’s possible she’ll return
to Wallowa County after her
army stint.
“It doesn’t matter where I
practice,” she said.
Junaid explained her ease
with the English language by
noting it is the one of the two
of¿cial languages of Pakistan,
not a “second language” for
her. She added that seven of her
school subjects are taught in
English and only two in Urdu,
the other of¿cial language.
While Junaid describes her
transition to America as rela-
tively smooth, she did have to
make adjustments.
“The biggest adjustment
in America is my new family,
which has very different rules,
expectations and different
points of view about things,”
she said. “The best thing is the
cooperation between us and we
know that this will be a great
year for us.”
The lack of a local mosque
does not hinder Junaid’s reli-
gious life. She spends her wor-
ship time in prayer and said
that mosques for female wor-
shipers are on the decline in her
own country, adding that many
Pakistani women designate a
speci¿c home area for prayer.
Junaid, who had not been
to a foreign country before her
trip to America, said she got
most of her ideas about Amer-
icans from television as well
as reading books and scanning
the Internet. She mentioned her
country restricts Internet use,
with sites such as YouTube be-
ing completely inaccessible to
Junaid said that exchange
programs such as AFS can help
dispel stereotypes and foster
mutual understanding between
the cultures of the West and
Middle East.
“It’s good for students and
other people to go to other
countries, even for a short time
and live with each other and
learn to understand the other’s
concepts, even if they’re differ-
ent,” she said.