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  1. Oakland Historic District

    Historic Oakland was the first community in Oregon to adopt a local program to protect its historic resources, thus becoming the first historic district in the state.  In 1979 the district was recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Oakland Historic Preservation Commission…

    Location: 637 NE Locust Street, Oakland, OR 97462
  2. Oregon Country Settlement

    This unique property consists of 17.5 acres of preserved land, including critical natural resources – rich wildlife fish and wildlife habitats – and numerous cultural and historical sites as revealed in its archaeological evidence.  This landscape features the Oregon Trail, American Indian, pioneer and historical sites.  Historical…

    Location: 73370 E. Buggy Trail Lane, Rhododendron, OR 97049
  3. Oregon Trail

    Following the historic Oregon Trail, which thousands of emigrants took to reach the bounty of the west, offers an educational, historic and fun adventure.  You can pick up the trail at Oregon’s border with Idaho, or another great place to stop by is the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center outside…

    Location: Northeast to north central, Many along the route, OR 97058
  4. Oregon Trail Christmas Village

    The Oregon Trail Christmas Village helps preserve the historical events surrounding the attempted, but failed, crossing of covered wagons in 1845 by Samuel Kimbrough Barlow and his party. Steeped in near-tragedy, the events surrounding this important circumstance have almost been forgotten, so locals created an annual event…

    Location: 73370 E. Buggy Trail Lane, Rhododendron, OR 97049
  5. Oregon Trail Quilt Show

    This annual festival was established  to educate the public to appreciate the heritage of our fabric arts, particularly quilts. The event allows people to retreat back into their memories and remember the past as it relates to something as simple as a quilt; these handmade works of…

    Location: 73370 E. Buggy Trail Lane, Rhododendron, OR 97049
  6. Pacific Salmon

    Pacific salmon are an icon of the Pacific Northwest. Embodying the wild beauty of their homeland, their story–ancient mystery and living legends is entwined with the people and landscapes of the Central Cascades. For millennia, salmon have returned to their birth rivers to spawn and renew…

    Location: 1575 Hoseshoe Bend Road, Klickitat, WA 98628
  7. Pioneer – Indian Museum

    This museum is a treasure of historical artifacts, and the information these people have labored decades to preserve for future generations is stunning. The museum  is a fascinating place to spend an afternoon browsing; the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. There are artifacts of the pioneer…

    Location: 421 W Fifth, Canyonville, OR 97417
  8. Procession of the Species Celebration

    Described as the “crown jewel” and the “quintessential event” characterizing the personality of Olympia, the Procession of the Species Celebration is an annual, region-wide Earth Day pageant where the languages of art, music, and dance culminate in a joyful (if not outlandish!) expression of environmental…

    Location: Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
  9. Prospect Hillbilly Timber Carnival and Jamboree

    The Prospect Hillbilly Timber Carnival and Jamboree is one of the few timber festivals still in existence in the United States. For more than 50 year, the festival has provided people from all walks of life the opportunity to discover the history surrounding Oregon’s logging industry as well as…

    Location: 1st Street, Prospect, OR 97536
  10. Raymond Carver Writing Festival/Memorial

    Raymond “Clevie” Carver, Jr. (1938-1988) was an American poet and writer known for the revitalization of the “short story” form in the late 20th century.  He was the author of 10 books of short stories and poetry, including “Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories,” “Cathedral,” “Will You…

    Location: Community Education Center, 555 SW Bryant St., Clatskanie, OR 97016
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