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Celebrate a historic ghost town's heritage

 Posted: 12:05 PM May 27, 2014

Southern Oregon's busiest ghost town comes alive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Buncom Day.

There will be a parade around noon, along with the world-famous "chicken splat contest." The Applegate Lion's Club will serve a barbecue lunch. There will be a country store and sales of books and plants. Check out children's activities and exhibits from Oregon Paranormal Society and experts in lace-making, noxious weeds and fire safety.

Music will abound with a variety of entertainers, including Bob Haworth, a former member of the Kingston Trio, a four-piece bluegrass band, and others.

Admission is free. To get there, follow Highway 238 to Ruch, turn south at Ruch on Upper Applegate Road, travel three miles, turn left on Little Applegate and go another three miles to Buncom at the intersection with Sterling Creek Road. See for more information.

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