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

Deeper Than the Grand Canyon?!

When you think of large canyons, the Grand Canyon undoubtedly comes to mind.  Designated a National Park in 1919 and having its largest depth at 6,093 feet, it is the most famous canyon in the United States.  However, the U.S. has another canyon deeper than the mighty Grand Canyon…and it is right here in Oregon. […]... Read More

Embrace the Pioneer Spirit

Wagons ho!  Welcome to Blue Mountain Crossing.  This Oregon Trail interpretive site is located just off of Interstate 84 at Exit 248 between Pendleton and La Grande, Oregon. This beautifully scenic site affords visitors the opportunity to walk next to the Oregon Trail…literally.  A paved walking path with informational signs allows visitors to immerse themselves in […]... Read More