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...

27th Jun 2015

Wheatridge Washington Ghost Town?

Name: Wheatridge Class: C2 GPS: 47.612325, -118.721406 ? Directions: There are three points of interest that seem to be part of Wheatridge. From Wilbur Washington head 7.8 miles south on...

Telford Washington, Central Washington Agricultural Ghost Town

Name: Telford Class: H2 GPS: 47.694141, -118.407965 Directions: Head west along US Highway 2 from Davenport Washington. At 13 miles take a left on to Telford Road. The town was...

30th May 2015
Ghost Towns of Washington

Farmer Washington

Name: Farmer Class: C2 GPS: 47.612752, -119.813885 Directions: From Wenatchee head north along US Route 2 which parallels the Columbia River. At the town of Orondo Route 2 takes a...

Ghost Town of Hite Washington

Name: Hite Class: A2 GPS: 47.664381, -117.778262 Directions: Hite is about about six miles west of Fairchild Air Force Base. Head west along Highway US-2. Take a right onto S...

Mondovi Washington

Name: Mondovi Class: H2 GPS: 47.680481, -118.016129 Directions: From Davenport Washington, head East on Highway 2 for 6.5 miles. Take a left on Bennett Road for a mile. At the...

10th Feb 2015

Scavenger Hunt for Seattle, Washington

Are you bringing visitors from out of town who are looking to explore Seattle? Do you have a weekend looking for something to fill it up and have hit all...

Socialist Colony of Glennis Washington

Name: Glennis Class: A5 GPS: Unknown Directions: Two different resources have different locations for this one. Trying Home by Justin Wadland says that it’s location was twenty seven miles outside...

Northport Washington, slowly fading town

Name: Northport Class: D4 GPS:48.915956, -117.784274 Directions: From Kettle Falls Washington, head north on US-395 N/WA-20 for 32.4 miles. Most of the older buildings are off the main street. Take...

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...

Ghost town of Ronald, Washington (Kittitas County)

Name: Ronald (Kittitas County) Class: E1 GPS:Latitude: 47.2332107, Longitude: -121.03169 Directions: Take Highway 90 East from Seattle. Take the Cle Elum Exit. Turn left at Stafford Street, then an immediate...

Ghost Town of Jonesville (Beekman), Washington

Name: Jonesville (Beekman) Class: A1 GPS: Unknown Directions: Described as “between Ronald and Cle Elum Lake” Description: Jonesville was built for coal miners of one of the Roslyn Fuel Company...

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