Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years before he became Don Francois Valle.
The Valle Mining Company's 4500 acre property every year absorbs 21,000
tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen.
This is enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
1914 All-Oak House
OAK: An amazing material, oak. The 3/4" X 6" siding was sawn from local trees. It has only been replaced on the
south side where direct sunlight pitted it through too deeply after 70 years.
ROOF: The roof is the original galvanized steel. The front porch addition in 1986 continued
the roof in matching detail.
This house has been in continous occupation since
1914, 95+ years ago.