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...

10th Dec 2009

Kinton, Oregon

Name: Kinton Class: C2 GPS: 45.423365, -122.877821 Directions: In Portland, take the Scholls Ferry exit off of I-217. Head west for 5.3 miles. The Kinton School house will be on...

30th Oct 2009

Joseph L. Meek, History Marker and Burial Site

Joseph L. Meek, History Marker and Burial Site Located just off the NW Jackson School Road exit from Highway 26/Sunset Highway is the final resting place of one of the...

13th Oct 2009

Agustus Fanno Farmhouse – Beaverton, Oregon

Agustus Fanno Farmhouse – Beaverton, Oregon The Agustus Fanno Farmhouse sits near Fanno Creek in Beaverton. The creek neatly bisects the cities of Beaveton, Tigard and Tualatin before it flows...

12th Oct 2009

Cottage Grove Museums

Cottage Grove Museums The city of Cottage Grove in the gorgeous Willamette Valley of Oregon is typical of the middle of Oregon. It’s a small, quiet, yet extremely historic town....

24th Aug 2009

Shute Park, Hillsboro Oregon

Shute Park, Hillsboro Oregon Shute Park is located near the downtown Hillsboro area. It was purchased by the City of Hillsboro in 1906. Over the years since then it’s seen...