Heppner's East Side, After the Flood - 1903


Heppner's East Side, After the Flood - Boyd G. Sigsbee

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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.

Sigsbee has provided us with a number of images from shortly after the flash flood. Since it all happened quickly and with little warning, there are no photos that I have seen of the flood in progress. The Heppner Flood is considered to be Oregon's greatest natural disaster, at least in lives lost. About 250 people were killed as a forty foot high wall of water washed through the town.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA1265
Photographer Boyd G. (Bert) Sigsbee
Location Heppner, Morrow County
Subject Floods, Town Views
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 6.9 x 9.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number 26