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The OSU Archives and Oregon Explorer, a natural resources digital library jointly managed by the OSU Libraries and the OUS Institute for Natural Resources, have partnered and pulled together 150 stunning historic images – straight from our stacks – of Oregon’s 15 river basins.

Not only are we showcasing natural resources, we are celebrating our state. This collection is more than a collection, it’s an event: this project was also accepted as an official Oregon 150 sesquicentennial project!

Because the Oregon Explorer is all about place, we've also geo tagged these photos, when and where we could, so check it out! To learn more about geo tagging in Flickr, visit the GeoTagging Group.

Step back in time, explore the state, and tell us what you think.

*Note: all the basin descriptions come straight from the Oregon Explorer “Learn about Places” basin pages, which are written by science writing consultant John Ame.

Deschutes Basin

Deschutes Basin

15 photos

Hood Basin

Hood Basin

10 photos

John Day Basin

John Day Basin

6 photos

Klamath Basin

Klamath Basin

12 photos

Lakes Basin

Lakes Basin

12 photos

Powder Basin

Powder Basin

8 photos

North Coast Basin

North Coast Basin

10 photos

Rogue Basin

Rogue Basin

12 photos

Umatilla Basin

Umatilla Basin

9 photos

Umpqua Basin

Umpqua Basin

11 photos

Willamette Basin
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Willamette Basin

14 photos