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Sumpter Gold

(Sumpter OR) Gold and silver was discovered in Oregon in the 1860s. This resulted in numerous overnight boom towns that flourished and then disappeared when the mines played out. However, some of those towns survived, and Sumpter was one of them. It started with an accidental discovery by two miners headed elsewhere who tried their […]

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Columbia River

(Corbett to Hood River OR) The Columbia River Gorge promised grand vistas and multiple waterfalls; both favorites of mine. My approach took me past Mount Hood through Hood River. To save time, I scooted west on I-84, and easily missed my exit to the falls.   Returning on US-30 was beautiful, but risky even with […]

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Covered Bridges

(Cottage Grove OR) Went to this town south of Eugene because they have several covered bridges fairly close to each other. But, the weather did not cooperate, as it rained for three days. So, I hung around at two different BLM campgrounds while waiting it out. My assumption was that such bridges were covered to […]

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