Welcome to the Ragen Family Website!
This website is a home-grown family website, designed and built on our free time. Some of the pages on this website may be of interest to a broad community. Other pages will likely be of interest to just members of our extended families. I post highlights every couple of months in our bi-monthly newsletter -- new material on the site as well as other items of interest.
In addition to
three different trail diaries by our family of
their trip to Oregon via the Oregon Trail, we have recently been adding the full text of
Fifty Years in Oregon, a book by T.T. Geer, a former Governor of Oregon, on the early history of Oregon with
a focus on politics.
Using a new camera (Canon 10D) with higher resolution and a stronger zoom capability, we have steadily added more high-definition pictures to our wildlife and nature photo albums. The most recent picture that we've posted is a series of eighteen photographs from Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. The thumbnail at right shows a small eruption from Steamboat Geyser but we also have photographs of buffalo, bighorn sheep, and other scenes from the parks.
Some of our best pictures include:
At the end of 2005, we added the end of
year photography buying guides from
Popular Imaging, and
PC Magazine as well as Book of the Month/Year lists from
Some of our most recent updates to our wine pages include:
Reunion icebreakers. Ideas that we picked up from our own family reunions over the last year or two that may be helpful for your reunion.
Bottled Poetry Blog.
We've started our own blog for more spontaneous publishing. Check out our
comments if you have time. We're not doing a very good job of keeping this
So, in short, enjoy the stuff that we've posted on this website. If you like what you see or are curious about some of the articles that we have posted, please complete our feedback form or send us a quick note to us. If you're interested on how we have built this site, then check out the details.
This page was last updated on 09/03/06.