The last run of a horse-drawn fire engine in Portland, ca. 1920.
Electric welding class is taught at Boy’s Polytechnic School in Portland, ca. 1940.
This is See-Nee-Nis, or Ione Tichenor Baker, the last living survivor of the Euchre Creek Band of Tututni Indians of Curry County. She was born about 1846 or 1847. She came of age on the reservation at Siletz and married Wentworth Baker in 1868. Ione Baker received an allotment on the lower end of Big Creek in Coos County. She later retired with her husband to Empire in Coos County. Ione Baker died June 2, 1940, in Marion County, Oregon. She was about 91 at the time this photograph was taken.
Oregon State Library ground breaking ceremony #cumberbomb
A group of postal employees with bags and wheelbarrows of mail in Salem, ca. 1894.
Skier near Timberline Lodge, late 1930s.
The first steamer to operate on Oregon Territory waterways was the Beaver, built in 1835 in England, and owned by William Armitt, secretary to the Hudson’s Bay Company.
#WPAWednesday “Oregon Oddities and Items of Interest” by the Federal Writers’ Project (Or.) ca. 1930s. Series 2, no. 7 & 8, Beaver State Money. Beaver gold coins were minted in 1849. “Scraps of old wagon tires were melted by Thomas Powell, a Salem blacksmith, to make the press.” In the attached photo is a replica found in the Oregon State Library that is original to the building. To read more about early Oregon money, read the full documents here: http://library.state.or.us/repository/2013/201311180819581