07th Oct 2013

Portland Street Names – October 07, 1921 – Davis

Portland Street Names – October 07, 1921 – Davis From October 07, 1921 Oregonian “D” Street was the fourth of those lettered in alphabetical order which were renamed in 1891...

06th Oct 2013

Portland Street Names – October 06, 1921 – Couch

Portland Street Names – October 06, 1921 – Couch From the October 06, 1921 Oregonian. When “C” street was renamed Couch street in 1891 it was in honor of Captain...

05th Oct 2013

Portland Street Names – October 5th, 1921 – Burnside

Portland Street Names – October 5th, 1921 – Burnside While reading through old news paper articles looking for various pieces of information, I ran across the following series of articles....

26th Sep 2013

Hole in the Wall Falls – Columbia River Gorge

Hole in the Wall Falls – Columbia River Gorge Hole in the Wall Falls is fed by Warren Creek from the bluffs of the Columbia River Gorge. Up until 1938...

21st Jul 2013

Bobbie, the Wonderdog of Silverton Oregon

Bobbie, the Wonderdog of Silverton Oregon Ninety years ago, on a long road trip from home, “Bob” got separated from his family after being chased by some mongrels in Wolcott...

11th Jun 2013

Perrydale, Oregon – Not quite a Ghost Town

Perrydale, Oregon – Not quite a Ghost Town Perrydale sits about ten miles north of Dallas, Oregon in Polk County. It can be accessed from either Perrydale Road north off...

02nd Apr 2013

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Banks-Vernonia State Trail The Banks-Vernonia State Trail is an official Oregon State Park. In fact it’s the first “linear” state park in the system originally acquired in 1974 as part...

17th Mar 2013

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and Museum

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and Museum As part of their goal to preserve the City of Portland’s historic steam engines, The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation opened up a new museum...

11th Nov 2012

Neskowin Oregon Ghost Forest

Neskowin Oregon Ghost Forest The beach at Neskowin is probably one of Oregon’s most under rated. Located South of Tillamook and North of Lincoln City, it’s far enough off the...

11th Nov 2012

Dolph, Oregon, Ghost Town

Name: Dolph, Oregon Class: A4 GPS: Latitude: 45.1056653, Longitude: -123.7898358 Directions: From McMinnville – Head west along Highway 18/Salmon River Highway towards Grand Ronde. Before town, turn right and follow...

11th Nov 2012

Ghost Town of Hamilton, Oregon

There isn’t much history that I’m able to find about Hamilton, Oregon. Oregon Geographic Names states that the town was named for J.H. Hamilton, a pioneer stockman who first settled...

10th Sep 2012

Westport Oregon History

Westport Oregon History This Oregon History sign is in a rather odd location. Instead of being near it’s subject, it’s on bluffs overlooking the actual location. You can see the...