Cities: Eugene

The city of Eugene was founded by Eugene Skinner in the year 1852. When Mr. Skinner and his fellow pioneers arrived in the Willamette Valley in 1846, it had been occupied for at least several centuries by Native Americans known as the Kalalpuyas (or Kalapuyans).

The Emerald City is alive with the University of Oregon and an engaging arts community.

Terrain: 6,683-foot top elevation, 1,563-foot vertical drop
Lifts: Seven chairlifts, including a new six-person lift; tubing hill

Recreation: Ski Resorts

Folk belief is that this tree was planted in 1847 by Eugene Skinner, co-founder of the City of Eugene in 1853. The tree is within the boundaries of Skinner's 1850 Donation Land Claim.

Attraction: Museums/History

So who should I run into in downtown Eugene but Ken Kesey, the great Oregon novelist who wrote “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?”  Kesey passed away in 2001 and no, the late author’s presence wasn’t the ultimate prank

Attraction: Sightseeing