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  1. An Abandoned Farmhouse in Central Oregon - Rothstein

    An Abandoned Farmhouse in Central Oregon - 1936

    Photographer Arthur Rothstein notes that this scene represents "years of unfruitful efforts to make things grow". Learn More
  2. An Old Hunting Cabin Near Mt. Hood - Indahl

    An Old Hunting Cabin Near Mt. Hood - c. 1905

    This photo by photographer Olaf Indahl was taken in the Welches area, near where Indahl's family also had a cabin. Learn More
  3. At Home with the Dogs, near Ceililo - Kilburn

    At Home with the Dogs, near Celilo Falls - 1890s

    The original stereoview refers to this modest dwelling as a "wigwam". Built from varied materials, it provides shelter for this family group - perhaps a father and his two sons. Learn More
  4. Chinook Lodge - Agate

    Chinook Lodge - circa 1842

    This view is reproduced from an engraving published in the 1845 "Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition", led by Charles Wilkes. Learn More
  5. George Harding House, Oregon City

    George Harding House, Oregon City - 1900s

    This impressive brick house on Main Street in Oregon City was built by Lafayette Cartee in about 1859. Learn More
  6. George Law Curry House, Back View - HABS

    George Law Curry House, Back View - 1934

    This house for ex-governor George Law Curry and his wife Chloe was built in 1858 near what is now Wilsonville. Learn More
  7. George Law Curry House, Front View - HABS

    George Law Curry House, Front View - 1934

    John Scheurer built this house near what is now Wilsonville for George Law Curry and his wife Chloe in 1858. Learn More
  8. Indian House, Colville - National Photo Company

    Indian House, Colville - circa 1910

    This quiet photograph, probably taken on the Colville Reservation, feels much like a still-life in its arrangement of buildings, tepees, and a wagon. Learn More
  9. The McLoughlin House After its move to the Bluffs - HABS

    McLoughlin House After its move to the Bluffs - 1934

    The John McLoughlin House was one of the first buildings documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), which included this photo taken in 1934. Learn More
  10. Mills & McLoughlin House at Willamette Falls - Watkins

    Mills & McLoughlin House at Willamette Falls - 1867

    This 1867 view of the mills at Willamette Falls is part of a series of stereoviews created by Carleton Watkins during his visit to Oregon that year. Learn More
  11. Squatters' Shacks near Ross Island Bridge - Rothstein

    Squatters' Shacks near Ross Island Bridge - 1936

    This view of Depression-era homes near the Ross Island Bridge was created by Arthur Rothstein, just out of college and working as one of a dozen photographers for the Farm Security Administration. Learn More
  12. The Old Homestead

    The Old Homestead - c. 1910

    This family portrait, which includes the cat and dog, shows a typical slice of life for homesteaders in the coast range of southwest Oregon. This particular scene is from Kent Creek, near Winston, in Douglas County. Learn More
  13. Thomas & Marian Miller House

    Thomas and Marian Miller House - 1900s

    The Oregon City home of Thomas and Marian Miller. On the porch are Mrs. Miller and her daughter Lura. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. Trestle and Houses at the Mouth of Eagle Creek - George M. Weister

    Trestle and Houses at the Mouth of Eagle Creek - c. 1916

    Eagle Creek empties into the Columbia just above the current Bonneville Dam, so the look of its mouth would change dramatically twenty years after this photo was taken. Learn More

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