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  1. Bohemia Mining District

    There are a variety of opportunities to enjoy your time in the Bohemia Mining District. With a gold mining history dating back to the mid-1800s and remnants of the historical buildings remaining today, it makes for a nice Sunday drive. The U.S. Forest Service manages…

  2. Bonneville Lock, Dam and Fish Ladder

    Bonneville Lock and Dam is a National Historic Landmark that serves the Northwest. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built this public works project during the Great Depression of the 1930s to put people back to work, generate hydropower and improve navigation on the Columbia…

    Location: I-84, Exit 40, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
  3. Boones Ferry Historical Marker

    During the period of Oregon’s Provisional Government (1841-1849), residents traveled by Indian trails, water courses or on primitive rough-hewn wagon roads etched by emigrant settlers. During the days of the Territorial Government (1849-1859), and long before the State Highway Commission was established in 1917, travel and…

    Location: North Baldock Rest Area, Wilsonville, OR 97070
  4. Brickhaven Bed and Breakfast

    The beauty that surround Brickhaven, as well as the site itself, is unbelievable.  So close to Portland, yet a world away.  Overlooking the beautiful Columbia River Gorge looking both east and west, each room of this home boasts a view.  Built by commercial cartoonist Ernie Hager, this whimsical…

    Location: 38717 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy., Corbett, OR 97019
  5. Bridge of the Gods

    If the fiery volcanoes and mighty Columbia River are the heart and soul of the Central Cascades, it is the Bridge of the Gods that connects the two.  There are actually three bridges – one of myth, one geologic and the present-day cantilevered metal span. …

    Location: Cascade Locks, OR
  6. Brownsville Historical Marker

    Long before the first pioneer settlers arrived here in the 1840s, the Brownsville area was occupied by the ancient Mound Builders and then the Kalapuya Indians.  The relative ease of finding food in the valley made the Kalapuya vulnerable to intruders, including other tribes, because they…

    Location: Main Street, Brownsville, OR 97327
  7. Buncom (Ghost Town)

    Buncom is the last gold-mining ghost town left in Southern Oregon. Nestled in the pine trees, the remaining buildings of Buncom are alive with the memories of the 1,500 miners who once dug for riches here. ADA accessible Interpretive signage Located on private land

    Location: 3232 Little Applegate Road, Jacksonville, OR 97530
  8. Butte Creek Mill

    Built in 1872, the Butte Creek Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the last commercially operated, water-powered flour mill west of the Mississippi. It’s a living treasure that stands rustically over Little Butte Creek, water pouring out of its hand-hewn…

    Location: 402 North Royal Ave., Eagle Point, OR 97524
  9. Celilo Falls and Celilo Park

    Wy-am, or Celilo Falls, once one of North America’s largest waterfalls, offered life-sustaining salmon and served as a gathering place for thousands of Native Americans for more than 10,000 years.  The profound significance of this site is still felt today.  Construction of The Dalles Dam…

    Location: Exit 97, Interstate Hwy 84, Celilo Village, OR 97058
  10. Celilo First Salmon Ceremony

    This is the key annual ceremony devoted to the first salmon to arrive at the site of sacred Celilo Falls, (now buried by the reservoir behind The Dalles Dam), the single most significant indigenous fresh-water fishery in the entire Columbia River Basin, sacred to all the…

    Location: Celilo Village, OR
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