15th Jul 2012

History of Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon “Jany 8 Wednes (1806) “Set out at Day a fine morning wind hard from S. E at 1½ miles arived at a Open where I had a...

30th May 2012

Frantz-Dunn House, Hoskins, Oregon

The Fratz-Dunn House is located at what was Fort Hoskins. It was not an original building to the Fort, but rather was built after the Fort was sold by the...

27th May 2012

Ghost towns of Altamont, Leland, and the Grave Creek Covered Bridge

Ghost towns of Altamont, Leland, and the Grave Creek Covered Bridge Sunny Valley, about fifteen miles north of Grants Pass, Oregon along I-5 is perhaps one of Oregon’s most historic,...

27th May 2012

"Hidden" Multnomah Falls

“Hidden” Multnomah Falls During the winter, or periods of heavy rain, a second falls shows up at Multnomah Falls. In this case, higher elevations of the Columbia River Gorge had...

22nd Apr 2012

Aurora Colony History Signs

Aurora Colony sits about 20 miles south of Portland Oregon. Created in 1856 by Wilhelm Keil and his followers, the town has changed from Religious Colony (and dropped the name,)...

20th Feb 2012

Rowena Oregon, Ghost Town

Rowena Oregon, Ghost Town Rowena Oregon exists only as a suburb of The Dalles now. Located on the Mosier-The Dalles Highway, or the old Columbia River Highway, it was little...

05th Sep 2011

Oregon History Sign: Jedediah Smith

Oregon History Sign: Jedediah Smith Located just outside of Reedsport, Oregon “Jedediah Smith, making the first recorded overland trip from California, followed the Oregon Coast northward and on July 13,...

05th Sep 2011

Fort Stevens, Memorial Day

Fort Stevens, Memorial Day Fort Stevens, the name itself invokes history. Although little important happened here, other then a few random bombs during WWII, the park still attracts many visitors....

25th Aug 2011

Crooked River Petroglyphs

Crooked River Petroglyphs The Crooked River Petroglyph is located in The Cove Palisades State Park just outside of Madras Oregon. “In 1961, three years before Lake Billy Chinook was created,...

16th Aug 2011

Grandview Oregon, Ghost Town

Grandview Oregon, Ghost Town Grandview is yet another town that only remains in name. Remains of the town were visible up until about 1974, but everything except the cemetery seems...

26th Jul 2011
Tipton Station, Sumpter Valley Railway

Tipton Station, Sumpter Valley Railway

“The war against winter snow was fought here with a wedge plow pushed by several engines. Rails had to be kept open to move logs to the sawmills. Rails were...

25th Jul 2011

Ruins of Gold Dredge in Sumpter, Oregon

Ruins of Gold Dredge in Sumpter, Oregon There were three gold dredges in Sumpter, Oregon that were used to rip up the river bed and extract gold. Two of them...