01st Dec 2014
Peter Skene Ogden History Sign

Peter Skene Ogden and the Williamson River

Back to Part 2 – Explorers and Pioneers in Southern Oregon Peter Skene Ogden was likely the first white man to enter this part of Oregon. As a Chief Trader...

26th Nov 2014
Astoria Megler Ferry

Astoria-Megler Ferry Pictures and History

The Astoria-Megler Ferry ran near the mouth of the Columbia River between the towns of (now non-existent) McGowan Washington, and Astoria Oregon. It ran from 1921 until the opening of...

19th Aug 2014
Legend of Treasure on Neahkahnie Mountain

Legend of Treasure on Neahkahnie Mountain

Legend of Treasure on Neahkahnie Mountain In my stash of papers dating from High School, I found this neat little legend about a shipwreck and buried Treasure near Neahkahnie Mountain...

19th Aug 2014

Martial Law in Copperfield Oregon

Martial Law in Copperfield Oregon In some ways parts of Oregon are still very much the Wild West. The independent spirit is far from dead as ranchers still attempt to...

19th Aug 2014
(Geeky) Things to do in Portland Oregon

(Geeky) Things to do in Portland Oregon

(Geeky) Things to do in Portland Oregon Here’s a list of things that I consider “geeky” to do while visiting Portland Oregon Ground Kontrol – an 80’s themed Video Game...

19th Aug 2014
Nickel Driving Tour of Oregon

Nickel Driving Tour of Oregon

Nickel Driving Tour of Oregon I wrote this in response to an inquiry from some visitors to Oregon. They’re spending a couple of weeks in Oregon and wanted to know...

18th Aug 2014
History of the Clinton Street Theater

History of the Clinton Street Theater – Portland Oregon

History of the Clinton Street Theater – Portland Oregon The Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon has been home to a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast since 1978. But...

18th Jun 2014

Timber, Oregon

Name: Timber, Oregon Class: E3 GPS: 45.720605, -123.295563 Directions: Take Highway 26 West towards the Coast. Follow the signs to Seaside. Take a left at Timber Road after 36.5 miles....

17th Jun 2014
Longcoy’s Grand View Park – Oregon Ghost Town

Longcoy’s Grand View Park – Oregon Ghost Town

Name: Longcoy’s Grand View Park (Grand View, Longcoy) Class: G6 GPS: 44.925542, -124.012947 Directions: From Lincoln City drive south along Highway 101. Just after crossing through the Taft Neighborhood you’ll...

08th Jun 2014

Fort Stevens Oregon State Park

While Fort Stevens is among the more historic locations in Oregon, it’s actually relatively unknown to most of the United States. But one historically significant event happened there, and it...

30th May 2014

Starvation Creek, Waterfall and hiking trail

Starvation Creek Oregon’s Starvation Creek State Park is home to one of my favorite hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge. It encompasses two pieces of local history, three waterfalls,...

13th May 2014
Wellen, Oregon

Wellen, Oregon

Wellen, Oregon According to History of Oregon, Volume One by Charles Henry Carey, Francis Welliver Winn, of the US Marine Corps, died of Lobar Pneumonia while in World War I.

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