18th Jun 2011

Pacific Northwest History Book List

Pacific Northwest History Book List The following is a list of books I use to reference the History of Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Northwest in general. “80 Years in...

15th Jan 2011

Oregon History Sign “Salem Began Here”

Oregon History Sign “Salem Began Here” Located on NE High Street in the 850 block, in Salem Oregon. This one was put up by the Marion County Historical Society. It’s...

15th Jan 2011

Oregon History Sign "Salem Began Here"

Oregon History Sign “Salem Began Here” Salem Began Here on NE High Street in the 850 block, in Salem Oregon. This one was put up by the Marion County Historical...

14th Nov 2010

Fort Dalles, Oregon

Fort Dalles is in The Dalles, Oregon right near the end of the Historic Columbia River Gorge. It has quite a long history, and five different names. It’s major task...

14th Nov 2010

Gus Mabel House – Beaverton Oregon

Gus Mabel House he Gus Mabel House is in downtown Beaverton, Oregon. It’s been renovated into offices, but still looks the same as it did when it was a residence....

28th May 2010

Historic La Grande

Historic La Grande The “Historic La Grande” Oregon Historical Sign E6 The sign says: “La Grande was the first town permanently settled in Northeastern Oregon. Daniel Chaplin laid out the...

27th Jul 2009

Mount St. Helens

May 18th, 1980, Mount St. Helens finally came through on it’s threats and erupted spectacularly, throwing ash 16,000 feet into the air. 23 square miles of material were moved, most...

12th Jul 2009

Grave Creek Covered Bridge

Grave Creek Covered Bridge There are 54 or 56 wooden Covered Bridges in Oregon still depending on what guide you read. This last week I had the opportunity to visit...

17th Feb 2009

Goodbye “Made in Oregon” sign

Goodbye “Made in Oregon” sign One of Portland’s most famous landmarks is slated to soon be destroyed. Ok, not exactly destroyed, but rather defaced in such a way that Civic...

19th Nov 2008

Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon

Fort Stevens State Park is one of Oregon’s best parks. In addition to a camp ground, miles of bike trails and a lake, there is an Old WWII Fort to...

27th Sep 2008
Fort Rock, Oregon

Fort Rock, Oregon

Name: Fort Rock Class: E3 GPS: 43.356120, -121.053980 Directions: From Bend Oregon, drive south on Highway 97. At 31.2 miles, just south of LaPine, take a left on OR-31. Turn...

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