Category: Historic Site

Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Saturday, October 5, 2019 It was lunchtime when we pulled into Furnace Creek, the main development inside Death Valley National Park. Wanting to eat in a restaurant, we looked for the most audacious hotel entrance we could find.  That would be the entrance above.  Through the double doors and into the lobby, the hotel desk … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens State Park

Monday, September 16 Through Thursday, September 19, 2019 The drive from Pacific Beach State Park to Fort Stevens State Park was mostly routine until Linda was told the US-101 Astoria-Megler Bridge crossing the Columbia River was one of those high scary bridges.  Not only that, winds along the Columbia can be epic.  Remember the story of Gregg … Continue reading Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens State Historical Site

Fort Stevens State Historical Site

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Fort Stevens was one of three forts built to protect the Columbia River entrance from attack by sea. The three forts were positioned to allow overlapping kill zones. Invaders would have to take all three forts to move attacking ships through the mouth of the river. Fort Stevens dates back Civil … Continue reading Fort Stevens State Historical Site

Fate Bell Shelter Tour

Fate Bell Shelter Tour

Sunday February 3, 2019 This is probably the fifth or sixth time I've done the Fate Bell Shelter Tour at Seminole Canyon State Park & Historical Site.  Every time, I gain some new insight about the peoples who lived in the area  from 10,000 years ago to a few hundred years ago.  Sometime between 2,500 … Continue reading Fate Bell Shelter Tour