28th Jun 2010

Oregon Historical Marker – James W. Nesmith

Oregon Historical Marker – James W. Nesmith This is Oregon Historical Marker V9 – James W. Nesmith. It’s located in Rickerall just outside the Polk County Fairgrounds. The sign says:...

18th Jun 2010

Portland’s First Public School

Portland’s First Public School Portland’s “Living Room,” AKA Pioneer Square is the location of these two signs. Both were installed to commemorate the first Public School Building built in Portland....

28th May 2010

Historic Oregon Marker: Marie Dorion

Historic Oregon Marker: Marie Dorion “Native American of the Sioux Nation, gained recognition for her endurance and courage in the early American West. As the only woman on the long...

28th May 2010

Historic Union Oregon

Historic Union Oregon Union, Oregon is a very typical of Eastern Oregon towns. It grew fast on promises of the rail road coming through, then failed as the promises never...

28th May 2010

Historic La Grande

Historic La Grande The “Historic La Grande” Oregon Historical Sign E6 The sign says: “La Grande was the first town permanently settled in Northeastern Oregon. Daniel Chaplin laid out the...

27th May 2010

Danford Balch Homesite and "Witches Castle"

Danford Balch Homesite and “Witches Castle” In Northwest Portland just Northwest of where the Lewis and Clark Exposition was held is Danford Balch’s Homesite (or as the sign in the...

22nd May 2010

USS Turner Joy

USS Turner Joy The USS Turner Joy was one of two United States Naval Destroyers involved in the Tonkin Gulf Incident. This incident caused the United State Congress to pass...

03rd May 2010

Fort Yamhill Blockhouse and Joel Palmer House

Fort Yamhill Blockhouse and Joel Palmer House This is the second building left from Fort Yamhill. After the Fort was disbanded and sold, the Blockhouse was moved nearby and used...

28th Apr 2010

The Willamette Stone

The Willamette Stone These little metal markers are dotted all over the United States. They’re embedded in side walks and in the middle of streets. Usually they have a cross...

11th Mar 2010

Fort Yamhill, Polk County, Oregon

Fort Yamhill, Polk County, Oregon Fort Yamhill sits in Polk County, just a few miles east of Spirit Mountain Casino, and an easy day trip from Portland. It gets it’s...

06th Jan 2010

History of Orenco Oregon

Name: Orenco Class: H2 GPS: 45.529812, -122.912293 Directions: Incredibly easy to get too. From Hillsboro head east along Cornell Road to Orenco Station. Take a right on to NW 231st...

06th Jan 2010

Farmington (Bridgeport) farming Ghost Town

Name: Farmington (Bridgeport) Class: H2 GPS: 45.449086, -122.947071 Directions: From Beaverton Oregon, drive West along Farmington Road/Highway 10. The town was just under 8 miles, before Farmington crosses the Tualatin...