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...

25th Jul 2011

Echo, Oregon and Fort Henrietta

Echo is a historic town about twenty miles west of Pendleton Oregon. The opening page of the city’s website does a pretty good overview of the city history. One thing...

10th Jul 2011

Mosier, Oregon

Mosier, Oregon osier is a town of about 420 people between Hood River and The Dalles. The town is larger by far then it was in the mid-1800’s, but in...

21st Jun 2011

Dodson, Oregon – Ghost Town in Columbia Gorge

Dodson, Oregon – Ghost Town in Columbia Gorge Dodson was never a very large town. It was a railway stop, although the actual station was physically moved several times. No...

20th Jun 2011

Bridal Veil, Oregon

Bridal Veil, Oregon Bridal Veil, Oregon was one of two towns built by the Bridal Veil Falls Lumbering Company to log Larch Mountain near Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River...

15th Jan 2011

“Oregon Coast Indians” Oregon History Sign

“Oregon Coast Indians” Oregon History Sign I’m not sure who put this sign up, but I’m assuming the Lane County Historical Society did. The sign is located on Highway 126...