28th Sep 2010

Hot Lake Hotel, LaGrande, Oregon

Hot Lake Hotel, LaGrande, Oregon The Hot Lake Hotel in LaGrande Oregon has quite the history. It was built in 1864 as a “Sanitarium” to take advantage of the hot...

22nd Sep 2010
Peter Skene Ogden

Peter Skene Ogden State Park

Peter Skene Ogden State Park The Peter Skene Ogden State Park in Oregon is located on the Crooked River Gorge in the northern part of Central Oregon, along Highway 97...

22nd Sep 2010

River Queen

The River Queen The River Queen’s real name is the S.S. Shasta. And before being reduced to a floating restaurant and now little more then a floating hulk along the...

22nd Sep 2010
Oregon Dude Ranches

Nevada Desert

Nevada Desert Both these pictures were taken along the same stretch of I-140 in Nevada. About twenty miles west of Denio Junction. The first one was last March. The second...

21st Sep 2010

Great Salt Flats – Nevada

Great Salt Flats – Nevada On a recent trip between Ogden, Utah to Portland, Oregon via Winnemuca, Nevada. This is near the Salt Flats. The actual place were all the...

26th Aug 2010

History Sign: Beaverton Historic District

History Sign: Beaverton Historic District Located on the west end of Broadway, in between Hall and Walker, the sign says: “The City of Beaverton was officially incorporated in 1893, but...

19th Aug 2010

Coquille River (Bandon) Lighthouse

Coquille River (Bandon) Lighthouse The Bandon Lighthouse or Coquille River Lighthouse is now a picturesque monument at Bullards Beach about two miles north of Bandon Oregon. Ironically, it’s directly across...

17th Aug 2010

Estacada Park, Oregon

Estacada Park, Oregon This sign is on the front door of the Estacada Community Center. The Clackamas river in the second picture still exists of course, but the arch and...

15th Aug 2010

"A Lewis and Clark Botanical Memorial"

A Lewis and Clark Botanical Memorial The “A Lewis and Clark Botanical Memorial” history sign is on Naito Parkway just next to the Burnside Bridge in Portland. The placement, and...

15th Aug 2010

First Telephone Exchange in Portland (History Sign)

First Telephone Exchange in Portland (History Sign) The sign says: “On this site, August 2, 1878, at No. 3 First Avenue, Portland’s FIRST Telephone Exchange began operations in a back...

06th Jul 2010

Mary D. Hume – Shipwreck on the Oregon Coast.

Mary D. Hume The Mary D. Hume is probably the third most famous shipwreck in Oregon. She was built in Oregon, had several different careers that lasted just under a...

06th Jul 2010

Battle Rock History and Photos, site of a major indian attack

Battle Rock Unlike other battles between whites and Indians in Oregon, the details of Battle Rock located in what is now Port Orford Oregon are quite well known. Two diaries...