Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mima Mounds II

It’s the uniformity of the Mima Mounds that is so striking. Roughly 6 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter, they’re all the same–like rows of bubbles in a sheet of bubble wrap. No wonder Captain Charles Wilkes thought he had stumbled upon an ancient Indian burial ground. Continue reading

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Mima Mounds

It’s the uniformity of the Mima Mounds that is so striking. Roughly 6 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter, they’re all the same–like rows of bubbles in a sheet of bubble wrap. No wonder Captain Charles Wilkes though he had stumbled upon an ancient Indian burial ground. The mounds are such an “unnatural” natural phenomenon. Continue reading

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The House That Eliza Jane Built

The Meeker Mansion is a 17 room, Italianate-style, Victorian-era home built in Puyallup, WA. Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad III

Fully restored McCloud River Railroad Engine #25 powers the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad’s regular coastal excursion. Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad II

Travelers can choose from a fully restored Pullman Coach, a covered gondola car, or an open air passenger car on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad chugs along the Oregon Coast at 10-12 mph. Lily ponds and steep forested slopes give way to sea stacks and the glint of sunshine off the waters of Tillamook Bay. Continue reading

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Starvation Creek Falls

On December 18, 1884, the Pacific Express, bound for Portland, rounded a curve and plowed right into a 25-foot-high snowdrift. The train stopped dead in its tracks, stranding 148 holiday passengers and the crew. Continue reading

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