Memories of a favorite place


Last updated 2/27/2024 at 10:53am

Photo by Jim Cornelius

Adora Hitchcock was born in 1941 and adopted into the Hitchcock family, pioneers in the timber industry in the area. She has early childhood memories of Sisters and has lived here on and off over a long, well-traveled life. Sisters is her favorite place in the world, and she has returned to live at The Lodge.

When Adora Hitchcock looks out her window in her quarters at The Lodge in Sisters, she can just make out the roof of Conklin's Guest House across Barclay Drive to the north. When she sits in The Lodge's library, she has an even better view.

And that view takes her back in time and brings her 82 years of life full circle.

Hitchcock was born in 1941 in Bend and adopted by Philip and Sally Wyatt Hitchcock. The Hitchcocks were pioneering lumbermen in Sisters Country, and Philip's brother Maurice would become known as the Flying Lumberjack, as he flew to visit multiple operations as a leader in the...

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