Archive for August 26th, 2013

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13

Photography: Beneath the Yaquina Bay Bridge

Engineering combined with Art Deco of the 30’s in the design and construction of the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Oregon. My son took this shot enroute to search for whales this past weekend out of Newport, Oregon. Wisps of clouds hung just below the span, this side of the arches.

Yaquina Bay Br TM

26
Aug
13

Oregon Cemeteries Research Tool

Headstones 1 SBAlong the way, I have posted re cemeteries we come across either around town or while on the road. There is a historical draw to these sites that often combine with visuals and stories to move the imagination. 

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A few years ago, I became aware of a very old, unmarked cemetery West of Portland. I have wanted to find historical data on this small, overgrown plot of land, but alas I can’t seem to find anything. Yesterday, I came upon a very informative resource that purportedly lists all known cemeteries/burial plots in Oregon (excepting private pioneer burials I am sure). Still the list does not contain the cemetery I am researching, but it certainly has many others that beg additional research and exploration into history. Travel, photography and writing are inspired by cemeteries….particularly pioneer cemeteries.

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