Myra E. Sperry, Photographer - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1890 Salem Flood from West End of State Street - Myra E. Sperry

    1890 Salem Flood from West End of State Street

    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. Learn More
  2. 1890 Salem Flood, Looking Northeast Across Pringle Creek - Myra Sperry

    1890 Salem Flood, Looking Northeast Across Pringle Creek

    The 1890 flood in Salem was the largest flood the city had experienced since 1861. In this view, we are looking northeast from High Street towards the State Capitol and other buildings in the city center. Learn More
  3. First Center Street Bridge in Salem - Myra E. Sperry

    First Center Street Bridge in Salem - circa 1888

    This was the first wagon bridge across the Willamette in Oregon. Opened in December, 1886, it unfortunately collapsed in February, 1890 during severe flooding. Learn More
  4. First Non-railroad Bridge Across the Willamette - Myra E. Sperry

    First Non-railroad Bridge Across the Willamette - circa 1888

    A boy stands on the long ramp leading up to the original Center Street Bridge in Salem, opened in December, 1886, four months before the Morrison Street Bridge in Portland. Learn More
  5. South Mill Creek Covered Bridge, Salem, During 1890 Flood

    South Mill Creek Covered Bridge, Salem, During 1890 Flood

    The South Mill Creek Covered Bridge was built in 1862 on Commercial Street, just south of Trade Street. It was damaged in the 1890 flood, shown here, and had to be dismantled. Learn More

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