Eclipse Mania Hits Tiny Oregon Town
Madras, Oregon, is a little town having a big moment in the sun, (or the shadowed sun, to be exact).
Madras has one-tenth the population of Portland, Maine, and was expecting, maybe, 100,000 people for Monday's eclipse.
Madras is surrounded by ranch lands, some of which have become pop-up campgrounds. There has been a big music festival through the weekend. A bowling alley in Madras advertised it would be open for pins and pizza 24 hours a day.
People in RVs, tents - and some just sleeping in their cars - have been waiting for the big event. The weather in Madras Monday dawned sunny with the possibility of some high clouds but not enough to mar the view of totality.