I recently finished writing this book about the many ghost towns of Oregon after I had taken several road trips all around the state with the intent of discovering these forgotten places that are so relatively accessible to me living in the Portland, OR area. This book highlights the history of each town as well as relays my personal experiences both on the road and in these towns. Photographs of many of the different towns are also included in this book in full color, showing what remains in these old mining locations.
I am a recent alumni of the Honors College at the Oregon State University Honors College studying Political Science and Journalism. Originally from the United Kingdom, I moved to Canada when I was seven years old and finally ended up in the Portland, OR area by the age of ten, where I have lived ever since. Within the next year, I will be attending law school back in the United Kingdom with aspirations to become an international lawyer. After completing the book as seen above, an author isn't out of the question either.
The ghost town exploring bug developed when I was 19, when my friends and I began exploring haunted locations around the Portland area. Upon more research, I learned that Oregon has the most ghost towns out of any other state in the U.S., so I was eager to explore some of these towns shortly after discovering this part of Oregon's history. My first road trip to Eastern Oregon with the intent of exploring several of the old mining towns quickly developed into a hobby of mine, eventually leading to the writing of my first book that I recently finished and published.
After completing my book, I decided to begin this website in order to create yet another outlet for my passion with the hopes of inspiring others to explore these amazingly historic ghost towns. This website is a great beginner's guide to the ghost towns of Oregon, and my book will allow you to learn even more about this forgotten part of Oregon's history. For now, you can purchase the book through the Blurb bookstore (link above) and be able to read all about my experiences, as well as see some photographs of what remains of the towns.