Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Seven Wonders of Orygun

The recent vote on the New Seven Wonders of the World prompted a discussion last evening about Oregon's own wonders.

Tying Oregon's wonders to those on the world stage is problematic, mostly because the world wonders are structures. Oregon isn't exactly a mecca of architectural feat (Feel free to disabuse me of this notion in comments, btw). But it is interesting to me to consider what would be a "wonder of Oregon". I think the list ought to include whatever Oregonians say it should include--rather than restricting ourselves to man-made stuff.

Some of my thoughts:

The Painted Hills

Multnomah Falls

Kam Wah Chung Museum, John Day

Richardson's Thunder Egg Ranch

Fossil beds behind Wheeler High School in Fossil, Oregon

Devil's Punchbowl

Sea Lion Caves

As you can see, I'm way short on buildings. I've also considered that there might be some people who could make the list--Bud Clark for example.

I'd be grateful for some help adding to my list. I'm thinking about taking my progeny on some trips to appreciate their state and its wonders. Thoughts?