Vale – The Crossroads Of Art And History

About 15 miles west of Ontario, Oregon sits the quiet, unassuming town of Vale.  With a population of 1,874 residents, Vale serves as the county seat of Malheur County and is one of a small handful of cities and towns in Oregon that sit in the Mountain Time Zone.   Vale’s origins date back to […]... Read More

Boom, Bust, And Ghost Towns In Oregon’s Mining Country

There’s gold in them there hills!  In 1861, gold was discovered in Griffin Gulch near Baker City, Oregon.  As with any gold discovery, the rush was on and thousands of people raced to the area to stake their claim for potential riches.  Towns popped up to provide goods and services to the ever-growing population of […]... Read More