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Rajneesh in Oregon

In the late 70s the red-clad followers of Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh purchased a ranch in central Oregon. Within a few years they'd developed the ranch to the point where they could hold religious festivals attended by as many as 55,000 of the faithful from around the world. It became a big news story and I made trips from Portland to the ranch, named Rajneeshpuram. For a lover of Kodachrome 25 film, it was a great story. The combination of the desert light and the multihued clothes "the color of the rising sun" made for good photos. Here's a few.
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t5%2f70%2f60270%2f4%2f68201616.Ltu0ajog.jpg I see you're headed for the slammer
"I see you're headed for the slammer"
t5%2f70%2f60270%2f4%2f68313926.W44vYpmh.jpg Good civil engineering
Good civil engineering
Pious followers
Pious followers
Where even the dogs are red
Where even the dogs are red
t5%2f70%2f60270%2f4%2f68314121.Vd761zZA.jpg Favorite lens
Favorite lens
t6%2f70%2f60270%2f4%2f68974553.cgFWpoFw.jpg t6%2f70%2f60270%2f4%2f68974658.BIgTlGvF.jpg One tall chicken
One tall chicken
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