Other Mines & Ghost towns
Photos from 2000-2002 and more that are not
included in our major trip reports
Last update:  coming soon
Abandoned Tygh Valley Powerhouse & Dam
Oregon - August, 2005 - New! Updated!
Fire Lookouts & Lighthouses
Last update:  April 23, 2008
Horse Heaven Mine & Ghost town
Oregon - August, 2005
Scenic & Other Interesting Photos  
Last update:  November 24, 2005
Exploring the Hells Canyon & more
Oregon - August, 2005
Exploring Abandoned RRs of Eastern WA & ID
Washington / Idaho - August, 2004
Exploring the abandoned Simpson Timber RR
Washington  - April, 2004
Significant Mines We've Visited
Amity Mine --- Oregon
Blewett Mines & Mill ---- Oregon
Blue Jacket Mine ---- Idaho
Blue Ridge Mine ---- Oregon
Bobtail Mine ---- Washington
Cabell City Mines & Mill ---- Oregon
Columbia Mine ---- Oregon
Copper Cliff Mine & Mill ---- Idaho
Crown Mine ---- Oregon
De Lamar Mine & Mill ---- Idaho
E & E Mine & Mill ---- Oregon
Fackler Mine & Mill ----  Washington
Glass Butte Mines & Mill ---- Oregon
Golconda Mine & Mill ----  Oregon
Golden Crown Mine ---- Washington
Horse Heaven Mine ---- Oregon
Independence Mine ---- Oregon
Labellevue Mines & Mill ---- Oregon
Maiden’s Dream Mine ---- Oregon
Macy Mine ---- Oregon
Meteor Tunnel  ---- Washington
Minnie May Mine ---- Oregon
Mother Lode Mine ---- Oregon
Ochoco Mine ---- Oregon
Pike’s George Mine ---- Oregon
Pole Pick Mine & Mill ---- Washington
Queen Oregon Mine ---- Oregon
Record Mines ----- Oregon
Red Boy Mine ---- Oregon
Silver King Mine ---- Oregon
Simplot Mine ---- Oregon
Southern Star Mines ---- Oregon
Stithum Mine ---- Oregon
Virden Mines ---- Washington
Virtue Mines ---- Oregon
War Eagle Mtn Mines ---- Idaho
Exploring the Mines of the Cascade Mtns
Washington  - June, 2003
Exploring the Elkhorn Mine District
Oregon - June, 2003  Article repaired
Lower Hells Canyon & Seven Devils Mine Dist.
Oregon / Idaho - May, 2003  Article repaired
Exploring the Abandoned Springwater RR
Oregon - April, 2003 Article repaired
Exploring the Abandoned K-P Logging RR
Oregon - March, 2003-2008
Exploring Silver City & War Eagle Mtn Mines
Oregon / Idaho - August, 2002  Article repaired
Other Historical Sites of Interest
DeGarmo Canyon ---- Oregon
Fremont Powerhouse & Flume ---- Oregon
Indian Rock Fire Lookout ---- Oregon
Hells Canyon (Lower) ---- Oregon / Idaho
Hells Canyon (Upper) ---- Oregon / Idaho
Leslie Gulch ---- Oregon
Petroglyph Lake ---- Oregon
Red Top Fire Lookout ---- Washington  
Sumpter Dredge ---- Oregon
A personal website by Matt Wolford who explores both abandoned railroads
and mines.  Very interesting and rare photos of remote historic sites.

2DrX Explorations
A great personal site about exploring historical mines in and around
Washington with excellent articles and reports!

Expeditions West  & Expedition Portal
A well designed site about folks who explore remote regions of the country
and world in well equipped Toyota 4x4s and Land Rovers.  Lots of valuable
information for expedition travel!

Mike Hetman's site
A photographer's website with lots of interesting photos of mines and other
historical places on the east coast.

Society for Industrial Archeology
Exploring Hart Mountain, Southern Oregon
Oregon - October, 2007 - coming soon
Exploring the John Day - Canyon City Mines
Oregon - September, 2007 - coming soon
Exploring the Bohemia Mining District
Oregon - September, 2007 - New!  Updated!
Exploring the Mt. Adams area
Washington - July, 2007 - New!  Updated!
Links to websites of similar interest
Links to specific ghost towns we've explored, by name
Links to specific mines we've explored, by name
Links to other sites we've explored, by name
This is a personal and educational website dedicated to the hobby of exploring,
photographing, researching and preserving historical sites and artifacts in the Pacific Northwest.

Copyright © 2003-2008 Brian McCamish,  All Rights Reserved
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Further information about this website and myself can be found on my

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Most photos & videos are owned by me.    I usually allow people to use my photos & videos for personal use or websites.  Simply Email me for permission and please credit this site.  
I may not have authority to grant permission regarding some photos or other content that were only loaned to me by others specifically for this website.   Every effort has been made
not to include other's photos without the proper permission and credits, however, if you see any photos which belong to you and that I don't have permission to use, I apologize.   If
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Note about exploring historical sites described on this site:
The articles contained on this site in no way are meant to condone trespassing onto private property.  Many of the sites shown on this website are dangerous
and some are on private land.  It is up to the reader to determine whether or not a trip to any area described on this site is safe and legal.  If you visit any of these
areas, it is at your own risk.   It is our policy that discovered artifacts remain where they are found and we ask that you please not steal or take souvenirs from historical sites.  We beg
you to please respect this as we have noticed a number of artifacts disappear from sites that we've visited and then revisited later.  In the event that an artifact is recovered, we
believe that it should be placed on public display in a museum or otherwise preserved for public study or future display.  It is our goal to preserve our historical heritage for future
Last Update: August 2, 2008
Welcome to our "in search of history" page.   This is one of several sections of our website.
This page was created to showcase our finds while exploring remote historical and scenic sites in the Pacific Northwest.  Our explorations would later
branch out as we began to explore and research abandoned railroads.   For all of our abandoned railroad articles, photos and videos, please visit my
seperate page dedicated to
Active & Abandoned Railroads of the Pacific Northwest.   This page is dedicated mostly to our research and exploration of
other historical sites, including, but not limited too, abandoned mines, ghost towns, mine and logging camps, homesteads, and fire lookouts, as well other
historical and scenic sites of interest.   All comments, content contributions or questions are more than welcome.  please
Email me anytime.   
I Hope you enjoy the site.

Brian McCamish
Gresham, Oregon USA
Also check out the website of our abandoned railroad and mine hunting partner Matt Wolford
Trip Reports, Photos & Articles
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Thanks to everyone who has contributed photos and information to this website!
A page dedicated to books that I own, recommend or
suggest that are related to subjects on this website.
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Exploring the Mines near Sumpter, Oregon
Oregon - May, 2008 - coming soon
Harriet Lake Mines
Oregon - July, 2008 - coming soon