Zane Grey's Oregon cabin added to historic places registry

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Posted: Jul 28, 2016 1:10 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A small cabin on Oregon's Rogue River has been designated for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places.

The cabin was once owned by Zane Grey, the writer best known for Western novels such as "Riders of the Purple Sage."

After floating the Rogue River's rapids and falling in love with its steelhead trout, Grey bought a mining claim in 1926 at Winkle Bar, where he built the cabin that became his wilderness retreat.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management purchased the property in 2008 to help preserve it.

Visitors to the cabin can see the remains of a wooden boat that's thought to be one of the vessels from Grey's first journey down the river in 1925.