Ghost Towns South of the Columbia Gorge

By Roy Stevenson
From page 56 of the May, 2012 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved


Northeastern Oregon has dozens of ghost towns. Sometimes we drive through them without even knowing that they came close to extinction decades before, because they’ve been assimilated into the suburbs of a newer town.
Yet if you know where to look, you can still find true ghost towns; silent, melancholy clusters of three or four deserted, weathered black and brown clapboard buildings stand on the roadside amidst ancient shade trees.
The rural countryside hides many ghost towns in northern Oregon. In towns like Boyd, remote, skewed old farmhouses, mills and barns with broken backs stand among vast wheat fields.
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