Category Archives: Oregon History

  1. Lost: Church in Oak Grove, Ore.

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    January 6, 2013 by John Chilson

    Note: This is a cross-post from my other blog, Oak Grove! (The O.G.).  Last month there was a discussion on …
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  2. Sign of the times

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    December 21, 2012 by John Chilson

    Portland Penny Diner’s new signage wins Sign of the Year, hands down! From the restaurant’s website: In 1845 Frances Pettygrove …
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  3. Diary of a Portland 1920s teen

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    November 12, 2012 by John Chilson

    I first met Doris on Twitter earlier in the year. I started following her because her tweets were interesting – …
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  4. Photo of the Week: Downtown Burns, Oregon

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    October 21, 2012 by John Chilson

    I’ll let the back of the postcard describe the scene: Main Street, Burns, Oregon, center of Oregon cattle industry, and …
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  5. Photo of the Week: Mitchell, Oregon

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    September 29, 2012 by John Chilson

    I’ve been enjoying Foster Church’s Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures in Small Towns of the Northwest. In the book, he profiles Oregon …
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  6. Photo of the week: Echo, Oregon

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    September 23, 2012 by John Chilson

    The obsession with Oregon main streets continues. The historic town of Echo is located in northeast Oregon, eight miles south …
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  7. Pacifico Preservation Adventure: Portland, OR

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    August 23, 2012 by John Chilson

    Hello readers! This is a first for me – a cross-post. I wrote this for the National Trust for Historic …
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  8. Photo(s) of the week: Oregon City hospital

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    August 21, 2012 by John Chilson

    According to the Clackamas County Historical Society’s excellent Flickr page, the hospital Opened in April 1911 in an unfinished building …
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