04th Feb 2020
February 4th – Today in Oregon History

February 4th – Today in Oregon History

February 4th – Today in Oregon History 1999 – The MV New Carissa runs aground at the mouth of Coos Bay

28th Jan 2020
January 28th – Today in Oregon History

January 28th – Today in Oregon History

January 28th – Today in Oregon History 1965 – After heavy rainfall through December (1964) and early January (1965) across the entire West Coast, a landslide hits Mapleton Oregon’s “downtown”....

23rd Jan 2020
The Orderly 1910 - Train Travel Advertisement

“Colonist Rates” – 1910 railroad advertisement

Colonist Rates This vintage advertisement from 1910 caught my eye. It is from “The Orderly,” a student run magazine created by the seniors at Hill Military Academy in Portland Oregon....

18th Jan 2020
January 18th – Today in Oregon History

January 18th – Today in Oregon History

January 18th – Today in Oregon History 1979 – Travel Author Peter Jenkins finishes his five year “Walk Across America” in Florence, Oregon.

16th Jan 2020
Ghost Town of Maxville Oregon (Vincent)

Ghost Town of Maxville Oregon (Vincent)

Ghost Town of Maxville Oregon Maxville was a small company lumber town in the Wallowa’s known for being multi-cultural town in days when Segregation was still the norm. Unlike many...

16th Jan 2020
Today in Oregon History

Today in Oregon History

Today in Oregon History Today in Oregon history is an attempt to highlight the important events that happened in Oregon History. Mostly this is a vanity project for myself to...

09th Jan 2020
January 9th – Today in Oregon History

January 9th – Today in Oregon History

January 9th – Today in Oregon History 1880 – The Great Gale devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with heavy snow and high speed winds.

24th Dec 2019
Chitwood #2 Bridge 02

Trapp Creek Covered Bridge (Chitwood #2)

Trapp Creek Covered Bridge After the floods that took out so many covered bridges in the 60’s photographers of all skill levels set out to catalog the remaining bridges. Luckily,...

24th Dec 2019
Lowell Covered Bridge, Oregon

Lowell Covered Bridge

Lowell Covered Bridge Lowell Covered Bridge is possibly among my favorite Covered Bridge in the Pacific Northwest. It is one of the many Lane County Bridges that still exist. But...

03rd Dec 2019
Corvallis and Eastern Covered railroad Bridge

Corvallis and Eastern Covered railroad bridge

Corvallis and Eastern Covered railroad bridge This is an examples of the covered railroad bridges that were once so numerous across the west portion of Oregon. Unfortunately, there is only...

02nd Dec 2019
Taken by Ben Maxwell in 1955 we see the George Smith Store and Telephone Office in the foreground. The covered bridge, and behind both the Pepin Grocery Store.

Ghost town of Chitwood Oregon

Ghost town of Chitwood Oregon Chitwood Oregon is a familiar name to many travelers due to the fact that it is the location of one of Oregon’s remaining covered bridges....

28th Nov 2019
Willamette Falls Dam

Willamette Falls

Willamette Falls Located at present day Oregon City, there are few locations anywhere in Oregon that have been more important to it’s people. Before the Hudson Bay Company founded what...

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