1903 Heppner Flood, Portland Rescuers' Tent


1903 Heppner Flood, Portland Rescuers' Tent - Sigsbee

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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. Here we see them sitting down to a meal, prepared by the cook in the right foreground. Detail view 1 shows a very young man, who is one of few who are smiling - perhaps experiencing mostly the adventure of being there. Detail view 2 shows faces more typical of the group, with expressions communicating the sorrow of their cleanup mission. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0586
Photographer Boyd G. (Bert) Sigsbee
Location Heppner, Morrow County
Subject Floods
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 3.4 x 4.9 inches
Photographer's Number No