27th Jun 2017
USS LST-263 under way, October 19 1943, location unknown - Photo by David Kerr, US National Archives photo # 80-G-411655

USS Benton County (LST-263) (1943-1958)

USS Benton County (LST-263) was one of several Landing ships built during WWII, named after locations in the Pacific Northwest. Like the rest of the LST, it wasn’t directly named...

27th Jun 2017
USS Casco

CSS Oregon – 1846-1861

CSS Oregon 1846-1861 The CSS Oregon was a wooden side paddle wheel steamer built in New York City in 1846 for the Mobile Mail Line. She had a twin named...

22nd Jun 2017
USS Chinook (SP-644) – 1917-1918

USS Chinook (SP-644) – 1917-1918

USS Chinook I (SP-644) 1917-1918 I have not been able to find any pictures of this boat. If you happen to have one, please let me know below. The USS...

22nd Jun 2017
USS Casco

USS Klamath – 1865-1874

USS Klamath 1865-1874 The USS Klamath was One of twenty Casco Class Monitors (iron-clad). It was a single turreted monitor launched on April 20th, 1865 in Cincinnati, OH. The ship...

22nd Jun 2017
Ship Thomas Perkins

Oregon (Thomas H. Perkins) – 1841-1845

Oregon 1841-1845 The Oregon has one of the most frustratingly tantalizing and obscure history of all the ships here. It’s pre and post life in the US Navy is almost...

19th Jun 2017
USS Oregon

Navy ships named for PNW Locations

Pictures of the USS Plainfield abandoned near Dismal Nitch, Washington got me to thinking about ships that were named for locations, things, or native peoples in the Pacific Northwest. This...

19th Jun 2017
Oregon Native Indian History Resources

Oregon Native Indian History Resources

Oregon Native Indian History Resources This is a huge subject because we had so many tribes that were very drastically culturally different from each other. The other problem is that...

26th Dec 2016

Portland Theater Listing

Portland Theater Listing In the ever expanding list of things that makes Portland a vibrant and livable city, one is the sheer number of independently owned theaters that exist in...

12th Sep 2016

Rickard Train Station and Ghost Town

Name: Rickard Class: A4 GPS: 44.4067889, -123.2900982 Directions: Unable to reach from public roads. Located in what is now the William L Finley National Wildlife Refuge. Description: The Rickard family...

04th Jul 2016

Cable Cove (Cableville), Oregon

Name: Cable Cove (Cableville) Class: A1 GPS: 44.8568096, -118.2691085 Directions: From Sumpter Oregon, head north along Cracker Creek Road to Bourne, Oregon. At 4.8 miles take a left on to...

25th Jun 2016
Henry and Anna Anderegg

Kronenberg Oregon and the Meadowland Dairy

Name: Kronenberg Class: H2 GPS: 45.493315, -122.494300 or 16430 SE Powell Blvd, Portland Oregon Directions: From downtown Portland, take Highway 26 East towards Gresham. The “town” as it were was...

24th Jun 2016

Vegan Restaurants Portland

Vegan Restaurants Portland One of the things the city of Portland Oregon is well known for is the number of vegan and vegan friendly restaurants in the city. Most popular...

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