Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:
This website is written and run by Peter Finkle.  You can reach me as follows:
By email:
By mail: 1467 Siskiyou Blvd. #120, Ashland OR 97520

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you give us your email address, we will use it to contact you when new posts are made at  We may also use it to inform you of Ashland-related information we think you will find interesting.  You may remove your email from our list at any time.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If we start taking orders for any digital or physical products, then we would share your payment information with our payment processor.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Welcome to Walk Ashland

Learn about Ashland history,
Ashland neighborhoods
and Ashland stories.

I am writing an article – with photos – about every street in Ashland!

  • Learn about Ashland people, history, gardens, wildlife in our neighborhoods, architecture, public art and quirky yard art, majestic trees, local businesses, restaurants and more.
  • See the latest posts below or on the sidebar.

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Comments from readers:

*This is a phenomenal piece! As a local resident, I have paused to admire this sculpture countless times, but this article gives it (and the artist) enormous depth. Having read it will definitely enhance my experience next time I see it. [E.A.] My response: “Your comment expresses exactly why I love writing my WalkAshland blog. If I can help people appreciate moments of everyday life in Ashland more deeply, I feel joy.”

*What a fascinating and well documented piece of Ashland history! Lance Locke was my husband’s Junior high school science teacher. Ashland owes a debt of gratitude to Peter Finkle for capturing this piece of local history. [K.C.]
*You enrich my life! [D.W.]
*Peter, I love every one of your photo tours! [R.K.]
*A wonderful post about Mr. Wong and family which hopefully will provide a better understanding of the lives of Chinese immigrants for Ashland non-Chinese. [J.J.]

About Walk Ashland

Explore Ashland history,
Ashland neighborhoods,
and Ashland stories.

Your WalkAshland host, Peter Finkle.

Follow me as I walk every street in Ashland.  Look over my shoulder as I take photos of beautiful gardens, magnificent trees, historical and modern architecture and unusual sights that catch my fancy.  Listen in as I learn stories of Ashland from local residents and as I research Ashland history.

“I have this crazy idea to walk every street in Ashland.”

I wrote this in my journal March 20, 1992. I started WalkAshland April 12, 2018!!

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