Heppner, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Heppner, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1903 Heppner Flood, Portland Rescuers' Tent - Sigsbee

    1903 Heppner Flood, Portland Rescuers' Tent

    A large contingent of rescuers was sent from Portland to assist in the aftermath of the Heppner flash flood, Oregon's most severe natural disaster, resulting in the death of close to 250 people. Learn More
  2. Harvesting Wheat with a McCormick Header and Barges

    Harvesting Wheat with a McCormick Header and Barges - c. 1905

    In this system of harvesting wheat, the header was pushed, not pulled, by a team of six to eight horses. It cut off the heads of the stalks, hence its name, and using a conveyor, loaded them into distinctive wagons called barges. Learn More
  3. Heppner's East Side, After the Flood - Boyd G. Sigsbee

    Heppner's East Side, After the Flood - 1903

    This view of the aftermath of the Heppner Flood was taken from Chase Street by local photographer Bert Sigsbee. It shows much of the area where many trees were flattened, and all the buildings completely carried away. Learn More
  4. Heppner, Shortly After the 1903 Flood - Sigsbee

    Heppner, Shortly After the 1903 Flood

    On June 14, 1903, a flash flood destroyed much of Heppner's residential area, taking about 250 lives in the deadliest natural disaster in Oregon's history. Learn More
  5. Shearing Sheep Near Heppner

    Shearing Sheep Near Heppner - c. 1905

    For this large sheep shearing operation, power for the shears came through an overhead mechanism running the length of the shed. The articulated arm for the shears looked something like an old dentist drill. Learn More
  6. Thomas W. Ayers Home After the Heppner Flood - Sigsbee

    Thomas W. Ayers Home After the Heppner Flood - 1903

    According to an inscription on the back of the original photo, this is the Thomas Ayers house lodged near the Palace Hotel, where it came to rest after the Heppner flash flood. Learn More
  7. Two Cowboys from Heppner - Gilhousen

    Two Cowboys from Heppner - c. 1895

    Two young cowboys from Heppner visit the photographer's studio to have their portraits made. Both are wearing their working chaps - a full fur set for the man on the left. Learn More
  8. Union Pacific Wreck at Morgan, near Heppner - Sigsbee

    Union Pacific Wreck at Morgan, near Heppner - c. 1905

    The curve of the damaged tracks contrasts with the straight boards of the boxcar in this century-old view of a derailment on a small trestle in Eastern Oregon. Learn More

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