Wild and West

The Western United States was explored 150 years ago when settlers – following the promise of free land- moved from the East. Today the tracks of their wagons are still visible in the prairie ground, cowboys still round-up cattle and Native Americans still celebrate their rich culture that is thousands of years old.

Cowboys

Cattle ranching is still a way of life in Oregon, especially as you move to the wide open spaces east of the Cascade Mountains. Many visitors come to Oregon to get a taste of cowboy life on a guest…

Kam Wah Chung Historic Site

The gold rush in the second half of the 19th century brought thousands of Chinese gold mine workers to Eastern Oregon. Chinese businessman Lung On and herbal doctor Ing Hay bought the Kam Wah Chung…

Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks

When the expedition of Lewis and Clark arrived at the mouth of the Columbia River in 1805, they knew they had accomplished their goal. They had crossed the North American continent and reached the…

The Tribes of Oregon

Thousands of years before Europeans started exploring the area, native tribes lived in the region. They hunted and fished, traded goods and followed ancient rituals. The history and culture of…

Wagon ruts and ancient stories

The exploration of the west was celebrated as an achievement by the European settlers. But Native Americans had a different perspective,ÿthey were driven from their lands which they had inhabited…

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