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The Osbornes Project

Crater Lake, Watchman Lookout, Klamath County (Moe & Snyder, July 23, 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.

This project has been built from earlier efforts along these same lines, including Peterson and McMurray 1994; IamWho 2001; and Zybach and Meredith 2006.

Note: "Osbornes" or "Osborne photos" refers to the three landscape photographs taken from each Fire Lookout Tower in the 1930s with the specially-constructed "Osborne Camera" designed by William B. Osborne, of the US Forest Service. For more information, refer to Arnst 1985 (above).

Abbott Butte

Sarlin & Birchill

July 24, 1933

180° - 300°

Grey Rock

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Acker Rock

Moe & Cooper

August 9, 1933

60° - 180°

Abbott Butte

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Anderson Camp

Rittenhouse

May 10, 1934

180° - 300°

Devils Knob

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

1939 Aerial Index

Big Squaw Mountain

Moe & Birchall

August 12, 1933

180° - 300°

Lighthouse

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Black Rock

Rittenhouse & Snyder

August 05, 1933

180° - 300°

Power Lines

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Butler Butte

Snyder

July 28, 1933

180° - 300°

Scrub

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Carpenter Mountain

Moe & Sorlin

September 9, 1933

300° - 60°

Wolf Rock

South Santiam

Linn County

1946 Map Index

Chetco Peak

Moe & Sorlin

September 9, 1933

300° - 60°

Wolf Rock

Chetco

Linn County

2006 Map Index

Clayton Point

Unknown Photographer

July 08, 1938

180° - 300°

Burn

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Collins

Moe & Rittenhouse

July 17, 1933

180° - 300°

Burn

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Coyote Point

Unknown Photographer

August 06, 1936

180° - 300°

Forested Hills

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Devils Knob

Moe & Rittenhouse

August 08, 1933

180° - 300°

Snags

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Gold Basin

Rittenhouse

June 26, 1937

60° - 180°

Three Sisters

Chetco

Linn County

Grasshopper Mountain

Cooper

July 27, 1933

180° - 300°

Flag

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Grey Rock

Unknown Photographer

July 16, 1937

60° - 180°

Devils Knob

South Umpqua

Jackson County

1936 Map Index

Hershberger Mountain

Cooper

July 27, 1933

180° - 300°

Forest

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

1939 Aerial Index

Iron Mountain

Snyder

September 3, 1933

180° - 300°

Latiwi Mountain

South Santiam

Linn County

1946 Map Index

1946 Aerial Index

Jumpoff Joe Mountain

Unknown Photographer

July 16, 1937

60° - 180°

Latiwi Mountain

South Santiam

Linn County

1946 Map Index

1944 Aerial Index

Little Black Rock

Unknown Photographer

August 05, 1936

60° - 180°

Devils Knob

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Mislatnah Peak

Rittenhouse

June 26, 1937

60° - 180°

Three Sisters

Chetco

Linn County

Pearsoll Peak

Rittenhouse

June 26, 1937

60° - 180°

Three Sisters

Chetco

Linn County

Pickett Butte

Unknown Photographer

August 07, 1936

180° - 300°

Butler Butte

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

1939 Aerial Index

Quartz Mountain

Moe & Birchall

August 10, 1933

180° - 300°

Fallen Trees

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Ragsdale Butte

Unknown Photographer

July 16, 1937

60° - 180°

Devils Knob

Rogue???

Douglas County

 

Rattlesnake Mountain

Rittenhouse & Snyder

August 06, 1933

60° - 180°

Devils Knob

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

1946 Aerial Index

Red Butte

Unknown Photographer

July 16, 1937

60° - 180°

Devils Knob

South Umpqua

Douglas County

1936 Map Index

Rooster Rock

Unknown Photographer

June 4, 1937

180° - 300°

Bloody Point

South Santiam

Linn County

1946 Map Index

1949 Aerial Index

Tidbits Mountain

Sarlin

June 10, 1934

60° - 180°

Ore Creek

South Santiam /Blue

Linn County

1946 Map Index

 

Twin Buttes

Moe & Sarlin

September 12, 1933

180° - 300°

Two Girls Ridge

South Santiam

Linn County

 

1946 Map Index

1946 Aerial Index

Vulcan Peak

Rittenhouse

June 26, 1937

60° - 180°

Three Sisters

Chetco

Linn County

Wildcat Mountain

Rittenhouse

June 5, 1934

60° - 180°

Three Sisters

South Santiam

Linn County

 

1946 Map Index

1946 Aerial Index

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