28th Nov 2014
Holden Village, a chuch’s Ghost Town

Holden Village, a chuch’s Ghost Town

Name: Holden Class: F1 GPS:48.199389, -120.774043 Directions: See below Description: Holden was named for James Henry Holden who discovered ore deposits here in 1896. The area is so remote though...

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...

03rd Nov 2014
Ghost town of Butteville Oregon

Ghost town of Butteville Oregon (Butes, La Butte, Buteville, St. Alexcie)

Name: Butteville (Butes, La Butte, Buteville) Class: E4 GPS: 45.261984, -122.841268 Directions: From I-5 south take the first exit after Willsonville (Boonesville) towards Champoeg. Butteville is about three miles before...

07th Oct 2014
Canemah, Oregon

Canemah, Oregon (Falls City) – Willamette River Ghost Town

Name: Canemah, Oregon Class: G4 GPS: 45.347178, -122.622699 Directions: From Oregon City head south on 99E. Canemah is now a neighborhood of Oregon City directly on the Willamette River. Description:...

02nd Oct 2014

Vancouver Washington Downtown Art

Downtown Vancouver, Washington has quite a bit of public art. Much of it is around the historic Esther Short Park. Taken during Kumoricon weekend, (the costumes) this is the Farmer’s...

02nd Oct 2014
Oregon's only Frank Lloyd Wright house

Oregon’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house

Also known as the Gordon House, it’s based in Silverton, Oregon and shares land with the Oregon Gardens. This specific house was designed for working class consumers. It was designed...

19th Sep 2014

Harris, Oregon – Ghost Town, Covered Bridge, Winery (Elam)

Name: Harris (Elam) Class: E2 GPS: 44.5781755, -123.4601035 Directions: From Philomath head west on Highway 20. At about four miles, the town of “Wren” is on the right side. Take...

20th Aug 2014
Ghost Town of Bull Run, Oregon (Unavilla)

Ghost Town of Bull Run, Oregon (Unavilla)

Name: Bull Run (Unavilla) Class: H GPS:45.4240095, -122.2648102 (as Unavilla,) 45.430110, -122.231480 (as Bull Run) Directions: From Sandy, Oregon take SE Ten Eyck Road North. Follow it down the hill...

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...

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