When John first arrived in the West, he traveled back and forth to the Moscow mountains, gathering and squaring logs for the railroad. In his travels he would camp at his friends home, William White in Genesee. Here he could view a beautiful little home across the field, just built by William Dillingham on the land before 1884. It was for sale and he almost lost out when George Jameson bought the home first. In just a few months, Jameson gave up farming and the next year John and Mary Lorang moved into their new homestead. This photo was taken in 1890 when John began to plant trees.