05th Oct 2013

Portland Street Names – October 5th, 1921 – Burnside

Portland Street Names – October 5th, 1921 – Burnside While reading through old news paper articles looking for various pieces of information, I ran across the following series of articles....

22nd Jul 2013

Shaniko Oregon, Tourist Ghost Town

Shaniko Oregon, Tourist Ghost Town Let me preface this by saying that photos in this post are of mixed quality due to two different trips to the area and a...

17th Mar 2013

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and Museum

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and Museum As part of their goal to preserve the City of Portland’s historic steam engines, The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation opened up a new museum...

24th Feb 2013

Sumpter Oregon Ghost Town History

Sumpter Oregon Ghost Town History Sumpter is most likely one of Oregon’s most famous Ghost Towns. Located in Baker County, roughly 30 miles west of Baker City, these days it’s...

25th Oct 2012

Doc Hay, Frontier Doctor

Doc Hay, Frontier Doctor Among the many interesting characters in Oregon’s Wild West days is that of Doc Hay, a Chinese store owner turned Doctor who bucked the prevailing trend...

14th Oct 2012
Sandy River Bridge History Sign

Sandy River Bridge History Sign

Sandy River Bridge History Sign Located on the Sandy River just outside of Troutdale, Oregon, in addition to it’s historic location, the bridge itself is historic. Being the first link...

12th Oct 2012

Oneonta Gorge Tunnel

Oneonta Gorge Tunnel As one of the multitude of reconstruction projects on the Historic Columbia River Highway, was the reopening of the Oneonta Gorge Tunnel. Originally built in 1914, the...

08th Oct 2012

Danford Balch Homesite and "Witches Castle" – Part Two

Danford Balch Homesite and “Witches Castle” – Part Two back to part one But that did not end the story of this piece of land. It passed through several hands...

08th Oct 2012

Danford Balch Homesite and “Witches Castle” – Part Two

Danford Balch Homesite and “Witches Castle” – Part Two back to part one But that did not end the story of this piece of land. It passed through several hands...

19th Sep 2012
The Dalles to Canon City Wagon Road

The Dalles To Canyon City Wagon Road

The Dalles To Canyon City Wagon Road In “downtown” Antelope Oregon is this sign. “The discovery of gold at Canyon Creek on June 8, 1862, brought a rush of people...

16th Sep 2012

Sheridan State Park, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Sheridan State Park Among the many locations lost to time in the Columbia Gorge is Sheridan State Park. At one time this was a wayside along the Columbia River Highway,...

16th Sep 2012

Ruckel Creek History Sign

Ruckel Creek History Sign About half a mile east of the Eagle Creek Trail History sign on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, is Ruckel Creek. This small creek...