Rick is an avid photographer, writer, and historian, especially of the Pacific Northwest. This website is dedicated to photos from his travels throughout British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Northern California, along with as much historical information as can be found about each location.

Twin Peaks Ronette's Bridge

Filming location “Ronette’s Bridge” from the popular TV Drama, Twin Peaks. The Pacific Northwest has long been a place for Hollywood to film as far back as Buster Keaton’s silent comedy “The General,” to modern movies and TV shows such as Battlestar Galactica and Grimm.

In addition to this website, he also runs EVintagePhoto.com a site dedicated to collecting and preserving 35mm slides from the past and showcasing the images they contain to a larger public.

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Remains of Taft Oregon’s once bustling waterfront

Learn more about Taft and how it merged with four other cities to become Lincoln City.

Sumpter Dredge

Sumpter Dredge

The Sumpter Gold Dredge pulled gold up from the rivers for years. But were left to rot after the gold was all gone. You can still visit it in the Ghost Town of Sumpter Oregon.

Seattle's Waterfront

Seattle Downtown

In addition to the large number of Ghost Towns in the Pacific Northwest, it also encompasses several large cities.

Gallon House Covered Bridge

Gallon House Covered Bridge

The amount of logging in the Pacific Northwest left it’s legacy upon the landscape. Many beautiful covered bridges dot the region, some of which have their own colorful histories.

Enjoy your stay here! And please join in the conversation below if you have any questions or would like to know more about any place listed here.

Thank you!

Rick Hamell

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  • I just happened upon your web site. Thanks for making all this information and pictures public. It is a great site to help in vacation planning.

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