Category Archives: Historic Site

Astoria Column

The Astoria Column is an iconic local landmark perched atop Coxcomb Hill in Astoria, OR. After climbing 164 steps, the view from the top is breathtaking! Continue reading

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Vista House – Oregon’s Crown Jewel

Vista House at Crown Point is perched atop a 733-foot-high cliff overlooking the mighty Columbia River. The panoramic views are spectacular! Continue reading

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Spokane’s Flour Mill

The old Flour Mill sits on the north bank of the river in downtown Spokane, WA. Built in 1895, remnants of its working past are still visible everywhere. Inside its brick walls today is a maze of corridors, ramps, and stairways leading to an eclectic blend of shops and businesses that are tucked into every little nook and cranny. Continue reading

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Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock once stood on a hillside surrounded by nothing but scrub brush and pine trees. In the late 1800’s, this oddly shaped rock was actually used as a pulpit by Methodist missionaries near The Dalles, OR. Continue reading

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Shipwreck at Boiler Bay

Boiler Bay on the Oregon Coast is a “boiling” mass of turbulent white water, but that’s not why it’s called Boiler Bay. Continue reading

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A Whisper of War II

Battery Russell is the military’s equivalent of a haunted house. Sounds bounce off the concrete walls, echoing through rooms shrouded with shadow. Some, like the ammo bunkers, are pitch black and strangely mesmerizing. You want so much to step into the darkness, but something holds you back. Ghosts, perhaps, or a sixth sense warning you of hidden dangers. Continue reading

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A Whisper of War

On the night of June 21, 1942–less than seven months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor–a Japanese submarine surfaced off the Oregon Coast. Its target? Fort Stevens’ Battery Russell. Continue reading

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To Those Who Serve

Perched at the top of a grassy hillock, surrounded by evergreens, is the bronze statue of a young American Soldier. The Inland Northwest Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 10, 1985. It can be found in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Continue reading

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Timberline Lodge – A Work of Art

Timberline Lodge is a cherished icon of the Pacific NW. Located on the southern slope of Mount Hood, this bustling ski lodge attracts more than two million visitors annually. Continue reading

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The Real Rose Red Mansion – Thornewood Castle

Much of Stephen King’s Rose Red mini-series was filmed onsite at Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, WA. Continue reading

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