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Oregon Ghost Towns / Sites: Then and Now

Oregon Ghost Towns / Sites: Then and Now

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The acetate overlay, which is used over the four sections of the 1900 map of Oregon, has been reproduced from a modern road system.  The purpose is to show the changes in the state over a period of approximately 100 years.  Place names may appear on the historical maps but may be absent on the current map.  The reader should note that some of the early locations were moved from time to time while others changed their names or simply failed.  Accompanying text with anecdotal stories/information from the history of each of the four sections of the state appears on the reverse sides of maps three through six. For example, the town of Leap in Wallowa County was established as a post office in a ranch house in 1892.  The name was chosen because it was a leap year.  All included maps have been reproduced from authentic documents on file from various archival collections such as the National Archives, Library of Congress and state libraries.

The companion title Oregon Gold & Gems: Then and Now is a package of five maps showing the locations of gold and gem deposits throughout the state.  All rockhound enthusiasts, history buffs, amateur prospectors interested in the state of Oregon will surely want to own both titles!

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