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...

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...

25th Jun 2016
Henry and Anna Anderegg

Kronenberg Oregon and the Meadowland Dairy

Name: Kronenberg Class: H2 GPS: 45.493315, -122.494300 or 16430 SE Powell Blvd, Portland Oregon Directions: From downtown Portland, take Highway 26 East towards Gresham. The “town” as it were was...

14th Jun 2016
Snooseville Corner, just a sawmill

Snooseville Corner, just a sawmill

Name: Snooseville Corner Class: A3 GPS: 45.72336, -123.07137 Directions: From North Plains, head Northwest on Mountaindale Road towards another ghost town, Mountaindale. Pass that location 7.4 miles Mountaindale Road comes...

14th Jun 2016
Bacona, Oregon

Bacona, Oregon, Ghost town in the woods

Name: Bacona Class: A3 GPS:45.777316, -123.121992 Directions: From Buxton Oregon just off of Highway 26 in Western Washington County, head north on NW Bacona Road for 8.8 miles. On the...

25th Apr 2016

Portland Oregon Museums

Portland Oregon Museums For all it’s quirkiness, Portland has a number of good museums for history and art. It also has a number of “Keep Portland Weird” type museums. Either...

09th Apr 2016
Hines, Oregon

Hines, Oregon

Hines, Oregon Contributed by Steve Arndt: Fred Herrick owned and operated the Herrick Lumber Company and promoted the railroad north of Burns. A community sprang up around the mill, and...

07th Apr 2016
Irish Bend Covered Bridge

Irish Bend Covered Bridge (Oak Creek)

Irish Bend Covered Bridge The Irish Bend Covered bridge is unique among those in Oregon in that it might have been moved several times. It is of the very common...

01st Apr 2016
Baker's Ferry Covered Bridge

Baker’s Covered Bridge

Baker’s Covered Bridge As construction techniques have improved, so has Baker’s Bridge, also known as the Carver Bridge. Located just south of the small town of Carver Oregon across the...

22nd Mar 2016

Ritner Creek Covered Bridge

Ritner Creek Covered Bridge The Ritner Creek Bridge was the last covered bridge in use on Oregon’s highways. Note that it is not the last that can still be driven...

28th Jan 2016
Abandoned farm outside of Galena Oregon

Top Ten Oregon Ghost Towns

Top Ten Oregon Ghost Towns I get asked quite often “Of the three hundred Ghost Towns of Oregon, which ones should I visit?” Golden Golden Oregon is one of the...

21st Jun 2015

Hotels in Portland Oregon

Hotels in Portland Oregon So you’ve been reading my blog for a while and now you are sold on visiting Portland! Congratulations! But, where are you going to stay??? AirBNB...

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