The Osbornes Project

Douglas County

West View, Abbott Butte Lookout, Douglas County (Sarlin & Burchall, July 24, 1933).         

The ORWW "Osbornes Project" was started in 2006 as a collaboration by (at that time) Oregon State University College of Forestry undergraduate student, Judd Lehman, and ORWW Program Manager, Bob Zybach. The basic idea was to revisit each of the fire lookout towers in Oregon from which an Osborne panoramic photo sequence had been taken in the 1930s (Arnst 1985), and then take additional panoramic photos in order to begin building a detailed Repeat Photography inventory (Zybach and Lapham 2004). The resulting spatial and temporal sequences are then permanently displayed on an ORWW website in order for others -- particularly students, teachers, researchers, and resource managers with an interest in Oregon history and resources -- to reference.

NOTE (December 15, 2010): There has been some difficulty with QTVR panoramic files made for this project, in that some browsers or platforms are importing grainy, undersized files that cannot be expanded to fit the screen. This has not been a problem in the past, and we are working to fix the problem at this time. 

This project has been built from earlier efforts along these same lines, including Peterson and McMurray 1994; IamWho 2001; and Zybach and Meredith 2006. Douglas County Osbornes were intially based on research associated with the 2010 South Umoqua Headwaters Project.

 

 ICON  LOOKOUT START   STOP TSP   RNG SEC   ELEV.
 Abbott Butte  1914  1984  30 S.  2 E.  23  6,131
 Acker Rock  1913    29 S.  1 E.  13  4,112
 Anderson Camp  1933  1958  30 S.  3 E.  9  5,469
 Big Squaw Mountain  1932  1958  28 S.  1 W.  13  4,878
 Black Rock  1899  1965  28 S.  3 E.  4  6,150
 Butler Butte  1924  1958  31 S.  1 E.  10  5,513
 Cinnamon Butte  1933    27 S.  6 E.  9  6,417
 Clayton Point   1933  1958  29 S.  1 W.  14  3,190
 PDF  Coffin Butte  1934  1963  30 S.  1 W.  36  4,208
 Collins Mountain  1914    30 S.  1 W.  1  3,670
IMAGES MISSING  Cougar Pass  1935  1985  23 S.  10 W. 3  1,750
 Coyote Point  1935    29 S.  1 E.  32  3,093
 Deans Mountain  1914  1966  22 S.  11 W.  35  1,819
 Devils Knob  1912  1962  31 S.  1 W.  23  4,900
 Grasshopper Mountain  1915  1977  29 S.  3 E.  18  5,552
 Hershberger Mountain  1913    29 S.  3 E.  22  6,200
 Little Black Rock  1933  1966  28 S.  2 E.  24  4,538
 Mount Bailey  1917  1952  28 S.  5 E.  10  8,363
 Mount Thielsen  1933  1933  28 S.  5.5 E.  13  9,182
 Pickett Butte  1933    30 S.  1 W.  29  3,296
 Quartz Mountain  1915  1972  28 S.  1 E.  2  5,530
 Rattlesnake Mountain  1932  1962  28 S.  3 E.  26  6,656
 Red Butte  1917    28 S.  2 W.  1  5,275

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