1890 Salem Flood from West End of State Street

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1890 Salem Flood from West End of State Street - Myra E. Sperry

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State Street is located near a lot of water even in normal times, with the Willamette River at its west end, the mouth of Pringle Creek to its south, and Mill Creek paralleling it a bit further east.

In this photo we see it in not so normal times. Actually, I'm not too sure where State Street is under all that water. The 1890 flood was a major event; it was the largest flood Salem had experienced since 1861. Myra Sperry, who publicized herself as "Sperry the Artist", captured both this view of the flood and two others seen in Related Items below.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1333
Photographer Myra E. Sperry
Location Salem, Marion County
Subject Floods
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.7 x 7.3 inches
Photographer's Number No