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  1. Homeland of the Cow Creeks Historic Marker

    This portion of the southwest Oregon is the homeland of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.  They thrived here for thousands of years before contact with Euro-Americans.  Living in plank-house villages, they followed a seasonal round of resource use.  Moving from summer camas meadows and…

    Location: Cow Creek Rest Area, Gelndale, OR 97442
  2. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

    Set in the gardens of a 19th century farmhouse, this festival is dedicated to the fragrant lilacs of the area. Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian farmhouse, country garden and gorgeous lilacs that comprise the estate. The woodshed,…

    Location: 115 S Pekin Rd, Woodland, WA 98674
  3. Imperial Stock Ranch

    The Imperial Stock Ranch has been operating continuously since 1871, producing sheep, cattle, grains and hay. Established as an 160-acre homestead claim, it grew to become Oregon’s largest individually owned land and stock holding.  Designated a National Historic District, the ranch headquarters is an ongoing working…

    Location: 92462 Hinton Road, Maupin, OR 97037
  4. Indian Trails Historic Marker

    An ancient trail passed through here as part of an extensive Indian trade network linking peoples of the Northern Great Basin and Columbia Plateau to those living west of the Cascades.  Obsidian, bear grass and slaves were transported over these trails to major trading locations…

    Location: Mill Creek Bridge milepost 92/US26, OR
  5. Jo’s Organic Deli

    Jo’s, located on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway in old Downtown Fort Klamath, is an antique auto court built in 1949 by Joanna Taylor.  Jo had run the historic Fort Klamath Hotel for 25 years.  She ran Jo’s for 10 years herself, selling it in…

    Location: 52851 Hwy 62, Fort Klamath, OR 97626
  6. Jonsrud Viewpoint

    This site provides one of the best views of the Sandy River valley, the Cascades and Mt. Hood. With only a few roads and farms, it probably appears much the same as it did hundreds of years ago. One of the roads that is visible…

    Location: Bluff Road, Sandy, OR
  7. Kitson Hot Springs / Camp Huntington

    Kitson Hot Springs was once privately owned by Dave Kitson, who was introducted to it by local Native Americans.  He built cabins on the property, and folks from Eugene would ride the train to Oakridge, then take a horse-and-buggy ride out on a dirt road…

    Location: 50522 Hills Creek Road, Oakridge, OR
  8. Lake Creek Lodge

    For decades families and friends have come to Lake Creek Lodge to relax, reconnect and escape from the pressures of life. Early in the 1900s Sherman County wheat farmers escaped the dry summer heat by migrating to the riverbanks of the Metolius River to fish and…

    Location: 13375 SW Forest Service Road #1419, Camp Sherman, OR 97730
  9. Lara House Lodge

    The Lara House Lodge is a beautifully restored 1910 Craftsman, built by the Lara family, one of the first business owners in Bend. Located downtown in the Historic District at the heart of Bend and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lara…

    Location: 640 NW Congress St., Bend, OR 97701
  10. Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

    Learn about the many cultures and regional Native communities that collaborated on the design and construction of this center—attend a Native arts fair, hear Northwest story tellers, or watch a Tsimshian Fourth Generation dance performance at The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen State…

    Location: 2700 NW Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, WA 98505
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