07th Apr 2016
Irish Bend Covered Bridge

Irish Bend Covered Bridge (Oak Creek)

Irish Bend Covered Bridge The Irish Bend Covered bridge is unique among those in Oregon in that it might have been moved several times. It is of the very common...

01st Apr 2016
Map of the Clackamas and Eastern Railroad

Swift, Oregon – Clackamas and Eastern Railroad Stop

Name: Swift Class: GPS: 45.3095662, -122.5592564 Directions: Head south of Oregon on Highway 213. Take a right on S. Henrici Road. Swift was located at the corner of S. Henrici...

01st Apr 2016
Baker's Ferry Covered Bridge

Baker’s Covered Bridge

Baker’s Covered Bridge As construction techniques have improved, so has Baker’s Bridge, also known as the Carver Bridge. Located just south of the small town of Carver Oregon across the...

22nd Mar 2016

Ritner Creek Covered Bridge

Ritner Creek Covered Bridge The Ritner Creek Bridge was the last covered bridge in use on Oregon’s highways. Note that it is not the last that can still be driven...

07th Mar 2016
Hoskins Covered Bridge

Hoskins Covered Bridge

The first Hoskins Covered Bridge was built in 1900 to cross the Luckiamute River in Benton County. It was located in what was then the town of Hoskins. That bridge...

01st Feb 2016
Quartzburg California

Quartzburg California

John and Robert Burns first settled on the site of Quartzburg in 1847. A mining camp known alternatively as Burns’ Creek, Burns’ Camp, Burns’ Ranch, and Burns’ Diggings grew up...

28th Jan 2016
Abandoned farm outside of Galena Oregon

Top Ten Oregon Ghost Towns

Top Ten Oregon Ghost Towns I get asked quite often “Of the three hundred Ghost Towns of Oregon, which ones should I visit?” Golden Golden Oregon is one of the...

15th Dec 2015
Ghost Town of Union (Clackamas County) Oregon

Ghost Town of Union (Clackamas County) Oregon

Name: Union (Clackamas County) Class: Uknown GPS: 45.4206764, -122.4137002 Directions: In Damascus, on SE 242nd Avenue where the Deep Creek-Damascus School is now. Description: This town appears on the map...

15th Dec 2015
Uniontown Oregon (Jackson County)

Uniontown Oregon (Jackson County)

Name: Uniontown (Jackson County) Class: Unknown GPS: 42.1984581,-123.0442105 Directions: From Jacksonville head South West on Highway 238, at 7.7 miles take a left on Upper Applegate Road. The town site...

06th Dec 2015
View of the Fort

Fort Hoskins, Oregon

Fort Hoskins was one of three forts built in the Oregon territory to protect white settlers from coastal indians on the Siletz Reservation and to protect those same indians from...

27th Jun 2015

Wheatridge Washington Ghost Town?

Name: Wheatridge Class: C2 GPS: 47.612325, -118.721406 ? Directions: There are three points of interest that seem to be part of Wheatridge. From Wilbur Washington head 7.8 miles south on...

21st Jun 2015

Hotels in Portland Oregon

Hotels in Portland Oregon So you’ve been reading my blog for a while and now you are sold on visiting Portland! Congratulations! But, where are you going to stay??? AirBNB...

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