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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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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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Memaloose – Isle of the Dead

Victor Trevitt is the only white man buried on Memaloose Island, ancient burial ground of the Chinook Indians. Continue reading

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Columbia Gorge Hotel II

Perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Columbia River, the Columbia Gorge Hotel’s distinctive Mediterranean-style architecture dates back to the Roaring 20’s. During its heyday, this “oasis of opulence” attracted visitors from all over the world. Continue reading

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Columbia Gorge Hotel

During its heyday, the Columbia Gorge Hotel attracted visitors from around the world. Perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Columbia River, the hotel’s distinctive Mediterranean-style architecture dates back to the Roaring 20’s. Continue reading

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The Falls at Shepperd’s Dell

Shepperd’s Dell was used as a natural cathedral by the Shepperd family during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge

My first trip through the Columbia River Gorge was a jaw dropping experience. Continue reading

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