12th Sep 2019
Airlie-Railroad-Station-1909

Ghost Town of Airlie Oregon

Ghost Town of Airlie Oregon Airlie was the southern-most station of the narrow gauge railroad owned by the Oregon Railway Company, LTD. It was named for the Earl of Airlie...

02nd Sep 2019

Margaret Windsor Iman’s autobiography

This is the second of two versions of Margaret Windsor Iman’s autobiography. This one was updated and published in 1954 by the Skamania Historical Society. Read the first version here...

02nd Sep 2019
Felix G Iman (about 1900)

Felix G. Iman – Stevenson Washington

Felix G. Iman – Stevenson Washington Traveling through Skamania County Recently, and stopping at the excellent Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, revealed a number of interesting local history connections. One of...

02nd Sep 2019
Iman Cemetery Entrance

Iman Cemetery

Iman Cemetery The Iman Cemetery is in Stevenson Washington. It was established near the North East Corner of the Iman Donation Land Claim in 1901 as the family plot of...

02nd Aug 2018
Unity Covered Bridge - PNWPhotoblog

Unity Covered Bridge

Unity Covered Bridge Here is an awesome vintage photo from the 1950’s of the Unity Covered Bridge between Fall Creek and Lowell. In 1890, the first bridge across Fall Creek...

27th Jun 2017
USS LST-263 under way, October 19 1943, location unknown - Photo by David Kerr, US National Archives photo # 80-G-411655

USS Benton County (LST-263) (1943-1958)

USS Benton County (LST-263) was one of several Landing ships built during WWII, named after locations in the Pacific Northwest. Like the rest of the LST, it wasn’t directly named...

27th Jun 2017
USS Casco

CSS Oregon – 1846-1861

CSS Oregon 1846-1861 The CSS Oregon was a wooden side paddle wheel steamer built in New York City in 1846 for the Mobile Mail Line. She had a twin named...

22nd Jun 2017
USS Chinook (SP-644) – 1917-1918

USS Chinook (SP-644) – 1917-1918

USS Chinook I (SP-644) 1917-1918 I have not been able to find any pictures of this boat. If you happen to have one, please let me know below. The USS...

22nd Jun 2017
USS Casco

USS Klamath – 1865-1874

USS Klamath 1865-1874 The USS Klamath was One of twenty Casco Class Monitors (iron-clad). It was a single turreted monitor launched on April 20th, 1865 in Cincinnati, OH. The ship...

22nd Jun 2017
Ship Thomas Perkins

Oregon (Thomas H. Perkins) – 1841-1845

Oregon 1841-1845 The Oregon has one of the most frustratingly tantalizing and obscure history of all the ships here. It’s pre and post life in the US Navy is almost...

19th Jun 2017
USS Oregon

Navy ships named for PNW Locations

Pictures of the USS Plainfield abandoned near Dismal Nitch, Washington got me to thinking about ships that were named for locations, things, or native peoples in the Pacific Northwest. This...

19th Jun 2017
Oregon Native Indian History Resources

Oregon Native Indian History Resources

Oregon Native Indian History Resources This is a huge subject because we had so many tribes that were very drastically culturally different from each other. The other problem is that...