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  1. Crater Lake

    Crater Lake is a treasure worth preserving. Formed 7,700 years ago when Mt. Mazama erupted, the caldera that makes up Crater Lake took up to 800 years to fill up, and it’s the deepest in North America at 1,932 feet. The road to the North entrance…

    Location: North Umpqua Highway 138, Crater lake, OR 97604
  2. Crescent Creek Cottages

    Crescent Creek Cottages was built in the 1910s by the workers building the railroad. Crescent Lake was a stop on the railroad, and a town was born. The cottages have been maintained for almost 100 years. Railroad employees still come to stay at the cottages…

    Location: 19100 Highway 58, Crescent Lake, OR 97425
  3. Crown Point – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

    Crown Point provides an incredible eastward view of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the site is Vista House, a beautiful, historic stone structure and visitor center. During fair weather, the views west, north and especially east into the heart of the Columbia Gorge…

    Location: 40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019
  4. Culp Creek

    More than 50 years ago, Culp Creek was a bustling logging-company town.  Families lived in company houses, shopped at company stores and sent their kids to the company school.  The loggers worked for Bohemia.  (There was a picture of a local resident driving a Bohemia jitney in a 1947…

    Location: Exit 174 from I5 to Dorena, drive past dorena lake to Culp Creek, Culp Creek, OR
  5. Dayton Blockhouse Historical Marker

    This building was a Military Blockhouse built at the Grand Ronde Agency by Willamette Valley settlers in 1856.  U.S. troops were sent to the station the same year, and it was named “Fort Yamhill.”  By permission of the U.S. government, Fort Yamhill was moved from Grand…

    Location: Third , Dayton, OR 97114
  6. Dee Wright Observatory

    The Dee Wright Observatory has gorgeous views of many volcanoes of the Oregon Cascades, and is situated in the center of a lava field as an ideal location for viewing various cinder cones, volcanoes and other points of interest. Viewpoints from inside the observatory include…

    Location: Summit of McKenzie Pass, State Route 242, OR 97759
  7. Dog Creek Indian Rock Shelter

    The Dog Creek Indian Rock Shelter is a huge boulder that is concave on the downhill side and has numerous red, ochre and black pictograms painted in the protected areas. The site illustrates first hand the artistry of the Native Americans of long ago. The site is…

    Location: off Illahe Flat Rd.,off Hwy. 138, app. 40 miles East of Roseburg, OR
  8. Doublegate Inn

    The Doublegate Inn was built in 1919 by the Anderson family of Portland.  The Anderson brothers had a livery in Portland, and started a limousine service from Portland to the mountain area.  The Andersons’ son “Sunny Jim”  helped Billy Welch, son of the town of Welches’…

    Location: 26711 E. Welches Rd., Welches, OR 97067
  9. Elkton Community Education Center

    Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC) captures the essence of rural Oregon’s beauty, culture and history at its site along the Umpqua River Scenic Byway.  The high school student staff offers tours of the butterfly pavilion, the 4.5-acre Native Oregon Botanical Garden with thematic outdoor sculptures,…

    Location: 15850 State Hwy 38, Elkton, OR 97436
  10. Faraday Hydroelectric Project

    The Faraday Hydroelectric Project  was “green” when green was only considered a color. It has been a clean source of power for the Portland area for more than 100 years.  The engineering of the dam project is as fascinating as that stretch of the Clackamas…

    Location: Estacada, OR 97023
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