Peggy is a “shay” and was built in 1909 by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio. She was shipped around Cape Horn and unloaded in Seattle. She worked in the woods in the Pacific Northwest and retired in 1950. Notice the absence of the large horizontal cylinders. Shays had two or three small vertical cylinders and were better adapted for use in the woods. When my dad was a boy he used to watch the shays push a string of cars loaded with logs across the high trestles and then a shay on the other side would hook up to the cars to pull them on across. Photo: Forestry Center in Portland, Or 10/20/2009
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Roosevelt Elk herds of up to 200 animals are fed here in the fields adjacent to Hwy 202 between Vernonia and Seaside, Or. during the winter months (November-April). The cows, calves and younger bulls are found in large groups and the older bulls hang out in smaller, separate group. The public can ride out into the field on the hay wagon when they feed the elk but you need to make your reservations well ahead of time. Call (503) 755-2264 for information. Photo: Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area 12/06/2014
Replica of a Chinook longhouse at the Cathlapotle Village near present Ridgefield, Washington visited by Lewis and Clark. This is a photo of the Chiefs end of the building and one of the the fire pits. There were personal areas along the sides for the others and a small entrance on the other end. Open to the public for free guided tours 12 to 4pm Sat & Sun through September. 28908 N.W. Main, Ridgefield, Washington
Crack in the Ground was produced by a tension fracture that occurred approximately 1,100 years ago. It is 3 to 50 feet wide, up to 70 feet deep and a little over 2 miles long. There is a reasonable trail along the bottom of the crack but it requires some scrambling over the rocks. The location is near Christmas Valley S.E. of Bend, OR. Photo: 10/17/2013
Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge near Oceanside, Or. There are nesting colonies of Common Murres, Tufted Puffins, Leach’s Storm-petrels, Brandt’s Cormorants and Pigeon Guillemots roost on these rocks. Visitors and boats are not allowed to approach closer than a 1000 feet from the refuge. Photo taken 1-18-2004.
Crystal Spring Rhododendron Garden near Reed College in Southeast Portland, OR. Fall color, migratory ducks and small children provide considerable interest in our parks when the weather is nice. The fee is $3.00 from 10:00 am to 6:00pm Thursday through Monday from March to Labor Day and otherwise free. Photo: 10/29/2010