OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Pendleton group helps nudge history forward

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 in News & Press |

On August 6, 2015, a new Oregon historical marker was dedicated by the community of Pendleton and Oregon Travel Experience. The marker’s installation and historic text revision was sponsored by the 2015 Leadership Pendleton Class. A brief ceremony took place in front of the new marker on the eastern end of Pendleton, along Highway 30.
OTE’s Annie von Domitz and Oregon Historical Marker Committee member George Forbes attended the dedication and …

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How Hiring – Rest Area Specialist Suncrest & Manzanita

Posted on: October 11th, 2021 in News & Press |

The Travel Information Council is Hiring a
Rest Area Specialist at our Suncrest & Manzanita Rest Areas

OPENING DATE/TIME: 10/11/2021    01:00 p.m.
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 10/25/2021   01:00 p.m.
SALARY: $18.59 – $25.11 per hour   / JOB TYPE: Full-time, Permanent
The TIC  is hiring for a full-time Specialist for the Suncrest and Manzanita Rest Area locations. Our Rest Area teams oversee all aspects of rest area operations and maintenance, from cleanliness to interacting with travelers. The primary purpose …

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Call for RFQ – Boardman Rest Area Janitorial Services

Posted on: October 6th, 2021 in News & Press |

Contracted service opening

Boardman Rest Area RFQ for janitorial services contract 
 The mandatory pre-offer conference will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 4:00 pm at the eastbound I-84 Boardman rest area office. You may preview or download a PDF of the RFQ notice and instructions.

Stein-Boozier Walnut Orchard

Posted on: August 2nd, 2021 in Heritage Tree Details |


Stein-Boozier Orchard

Stein-Boozier Barn

Stein-Boozier Orchard

Nut drying shed

This remnant English walnut orchard is an example of the thousands of acres of walnuts planted in western Oregon in the early 20th century when walnuts were heavily promoted as the perfect crop for high returns. However, wet fall weather and late harvests meant California was more competitive for holiday markets. After the 1962 Columbus Day Storm toppled many of the trees, walnuts never recovered, …

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Mulino Flour Mill

Posted on: June 30th, 2021 in Historical Marker Details |

In 1846, Oregon Trail pioneers Richard Howard (originally from Ohio), his wife Cynthia (of Kentucky), and their six children, staked a 640-acre Donation Land Claim around the oxbow of Milk Creek. That claim led to the founding of Mulino, and provided a livelihood for three generations of the Howard family.
Howard’s Grist Mill
Within a few years of the Howards’ arrival, water-powered industrial development and a successful milling business had transformed the …

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Nuu-k’wii-daa-naa-ye Sitka Spruce

Posted on: June 11th, 2021 in Heritage Tree Details |

This tree, located in Regatta Park in Lincoln City, is a remnant of an ancient coastal forest cared for by indigenous peoples since time immemorial. Oregon industries logged most of these giants at the turn of 20th century, reserving this tree to seed a new forest and witness the development of Lincoln City. In 2018, the community named the tree Nuu-k’wii-daa-naa~-ye’ —“Our Ancestor” in the local Siletz Dee-ni language—to honor …

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Now Hiring – Fill-in Rest Area Technicians -$18.00

Posted on: January 26th, 2021 in News & Press |

TIC is Hiring Rest Area Technicians at locations statewide: Near Albany (Santiam), Corvallis (Ellmaker), Eugene (Oak Grove & Cabin Creek), Madras (Cow Canyon), Pendelton (Deadman Pass).
Rest Area Technicians are fill-in employees who are not scheduled to work regular hours, but are available to perform fill-in work as needed; rest areas are staffed every day of the year, and fill-in employees are frequently scheduled to work weekends and holidays. While technicians …

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Explore More

Posted on: November 23rd, 2020 in Historical Marker Details |

Sightseeing at the mouth of Coos Bay
Whether you are a history buff, a naturalist of a visitor who loves it all, Coos Bay offers something for everyone. Spend the day exploring and you are certain to find something you enjoy!
Crossing the Bar
While the natural harbor of Coos Bay has been a shipping hub since the 1850s, the bar at its entrance was a challenge to navigators, Bar pilot Capt. James …

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Shifting Sands

Posted on: November 23rd, 2020 in Historical Marker Details |

Dunes are an ever-changing landscape
The Coos Bay dune field is one of ten different sand due sheets spreading across half of the Oregon coast.  The Coos Bay dune field, directly across the bay in front of you, is the southern end of a 60-mile-long dunes sheet that runs north to Florence. How and when did these dunes form?
Layers of a Dune “Sandwich”
The Coos Bay dunes consist of layers of ever-changing …

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The Coos People

Posted on: November 23rd, 2020 in Historical Marker Details |

Life comes from the land and water
Here stood the Hanis Coos village of Qaimisiich. Along with their neighbors, the Miluk Coos, the Hanis Coos lived along Coos Bay, south to the Coquille River, and east to the Coast Range.
Very Resourceful
Experts in a sustainable life, the Coos people hunted, fished, and gathered here for many centuries. They traded with other tribes to obtain goods they could not find locally, such as …

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Willamette River Cable Trees

Posted on: April 9th, 2020 in Heritage Tree Details |

For more than a century, loggers used rivers, especially the Willamette, to move millions of board feet in logs. Until ground transport became more economical in the 1970’s, men walked the logs, assembling huge rafts with long pike poles that tug boats pulled down the river. Cables wrapped around the trees along the bank tethered the rafts to shore while they waited for access to mills, sometimes for several months.
This …

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