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Welcome to HistoryHunters! This site contains pictures and other information about interesting historic sites all over the West, and a few other places too. Browse to find old wagon roads, abandoned railroads, and other old places you can visit. There is a large section on railroading as well, and check out our list of recommended reading.

Wagon Roads

You might not think anything would be left of old wagon roads, but you'll be surprised to see how much is still there today. This is the Sherar's Road in Central Oregon. One of the most spectacular examples of an old wagon road that can be found high above the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. Many years have passed since the old road has been used, but it remains today as a monument to times before automobiles and even railroads. Countless miners, homesteaders, early freighters and others followed this route into Oregon's gold country in the 1860's

 

 

Abandoned Railroads

Abandoned railroads have a story to tell and often lead to quiet places far off the beaten path. The location of most old railroads, like this one, is pretty obvious. Some abandoned railroads, especially ones in urban areas that have been gone for a while, do not leave such obvious clues. Using old maps, surveys, and aerial photographs a curious person can attempt to locate the old right of way.

 

 

Historic Sites

Other interesting historical sites can be found all over the West. This flour mill in Boyd, Oregon was next to a railroad, seen here in the foreground and now used as an access road.

 

 

Railroading

History in the West was defined by the construction of railroads, and it is difficult to be a history enthusiast without eventually becoming interested in railroading, both past and present. Here you will find a place dedicated to railroad operations both past and present.

 

 

 

 


 

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