Elijah Jones Davidson, Discoverer of the Oregon Caves - c. 1920


Elijah Jones Davidson, Discoverer of the Oregon Caves

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Elijah Jones Davidson is best known for discovering the Oregon Caves in 1874. Born in Illinois, he came to Oregon as an infant in a wagon train in 1850. He discovered the caves while out hunting with his dog Bruno, and first saw the interior of the caves using sulfur matches he had brought with him. A long-time resident of Josephine County, he died in 1927 at the age of 78. This photo of Davidson and his rifle was taken when he was about 70 years old. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0686
Photographer Unknown
Location Williams
Subject Portraits
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 10.8 x 13.8 inches
Photographer's Number No