Listing of 200+ Ghost Towns, Historical Events, Army Forts, Shipwrecks and a lot more all based in the State of Oregon. Each town and entry has a brief description of the historical significance and a link to more information if available.
Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, is about 85kms (about 52 miles) west of Sydney at an altitude of 950m (about 3,117ft). It is a major tourist attraction with its shear sandstone cliffs. The name Blue Mountains was given because of the blue haze when seen from the distance. This haze comes from sun reflecting on the minute particles of eucalyptus oil given off by the gum trees.
Mistra Battery is or was one of the most beautiful coastal batteries built in the Mellieha area. Nowadays it is being used as a fish-farm, where a number of alterations were made on it, destroying also parts of it.
Although the building of a battery was mentioned in the report prepared by the commissioners of fortifications Fontet and D’Arginy, it seems that this battery was not...
Ismail Samani Peak (from 1932–1962 known as Stalin Peak, from 1962–1998 as Communism Peak), 24,590 ft (7,495 m). Pamir Mountains are formed by the junction of the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges. They are among the world's highest mountains. They are also known by the Chinese name of Congling.