Southern Oregon’s Last Standing Ghost Town: A Place … and a State of Mind


 The next Buncom Day is May 27, 2017 the last Saturday in May which is Memorial Day weekend.

Nestled among the pines in a corner of Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley, the ghost town of Buncom provides a look back into the past, to the days when gold miners swarmed the hills, to the loggers who matched their hand-held saws against the mighty forests, to the ranchers and farmers who brought stability and a sense of home. Today, the memory of Buncom past – of the strong, able and self-sufficient people who populated it – is an always-present reminder of the importance of neighbors and community. It is said that people move to the country to get away. To a certain extent that's true, but ironically they can also develop a sense of community not often found in cities. You may not see your Buncom neighbors often, but you welcome the opportunities to visit, and you know they are always there to help when needed. Join us on these pages for a bit of history, humor and whimsy. For Buncom is more than its buildings. For many of us, it's a state of mind.


27 thoughts on “Southern Oregon’s Last Standing Ghost Town: A Place … and a State of Mind”

    1. Please keep me as a member of Buncom. My family enjoyed the 30th. Music was wonderful, food was delicious and it was lots of fun.

  1. Wow -BEAUTIFUL – WELL DONE!!!!!
    P/S, former board members and webmaster, still proud members of BHS!!!

  2. So SORRY to miss this year’s Buncom Day. Please do keep us on the list…see you next year!
    Cheers for Buncom,
    The Cowlings

  3. Being “older” we can’t participate much but we do want
    to try. Thank you for everything.

  4. Confirming my membership.

    New web site looks great! Nice job, Doug and Alex!

    So sorry to miss this year’s Buncom Day, but there’s always next year. Yay Buncom!

  5. MY family enjoyed Bumcom Day. The music was super, food was delicious and it was a good day. Thank you. Please keep me on your list.

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