25th Jul 2011

Ghost Town of Whitney Oregon

Ghost Town of Whitney Oregon Ghost Town of Whitney Oregon If you keep going along the Sumpter Stage Highway or Highway 7 west from Baker, you’ll run across the ghost...

25th Jul 2011

Ruins of Gold Dredge in Sumpter, Oregon

Ruins of Gold Dredge in Sumpter, Oregon There were three gold dredges in Sumpter, Oregon that were used to rip up the river bed and extract gold. Two of them...

25th Jul 2011

Ghost Town of Bourne, Oregon (Cracker)

Ghost Town of Bourne, Oregon (Cracker) Bourne is about six miles north of Sumpter, Oregon. I wasn’t expecting there to be much of anything here, but was pleasantly surprised by...

25th Jul 2011

Ghost town of Granite, Oregon (Independence)

Ghost town of Granite, Oregon Oregon Geographic Names allows a bit of disagreement about the origin (and possibly original location) of Granite. It says that Albert G. Tabor discovered gold...

25th Jul 2011

Abandoned Log Cabin in Whitman National Forest

Abandoned Log Cabin in Whitman National Forest This abandoned log cabin is in the Whitman National Forest just north of the Ah Hee Diggings Interpretive site. The site has been...

25th Jul 2011

Ghost town of Cabell City, Oregon

Ghost town of Cabell City, Oregon I’m not convinced that Cabell City was ever a “real” city in the traditional sense, at least, it never had a post office that...

25th Jul 2011

Wallowa Forest Outpost Buildings

Wallowa Forest Outpost Buildings Along the Mt. Emily/Grande Ronde River/National Forest Develop Road 51 just off of the Ukiah-Hilgard Highway is this settlement. The design seems to be 1920’2/1930’s style,...

25th Jul 2011

Echo, Oregon and Fort Henrietta

Echo is a historic town about twenty miles west of Pendleton Oregon. The opening page of the city’s website does a pretty good overview of the city history. One thing...

10th Jul 2011

Mosier, Oregon

Mosier, Oregon osier is a town of about 420 people between Hood River and The Dalles. The town is larger by far then it was in the mid-1800’s, but in...

21st Jun 2011

Dodson, Oregon – Ghost Town in Columbia Gorge

Dodson, Oregon – Ghost Town in Columbia Gorge Dodson was never a very large town. It was a railway stop, although the actual station was physically moved several times. No...

20th Jun 2011

Bridal Veil, Oregon

Bridal Veil, Oregon Bridal Veil, Oregon was one of two towns built by the Bridal Veil Falls Lumbering Company to log Larch Mountain near Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River...

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...