Columbia Slough (improved) – Portland OR

Men working on side of Columbia Slough Channel to widen dike - Portland OR

From late December 1934 through early spring 1935, the State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) funded improvements to the Columbia Slough that involved raising and leveling a dike on the slough’s channel approximately 1.5 miles east of Faloma station. While improving… read more

Sewer Repair: SE Floral and Ankeny Streets – Portland OR

CWA Crew Digging Trenches for Sewer Repair at SE Floral and SE Ankeny Street - Portland OR

During the hard winter months of 1933-1934, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) was a work relief program that employed Portlanders on a variety of needed projects. Sewer repair work was one such project category. These men are shown doing sewer… read more

Street Repair: NW Maywood Drive & NW Melinda Avenue – Portland OR

CWA Workers Repairing Roadway at Intersection of NW Melinda and NW Maywood - Portland OR

During the hard winter months of 1933-1934, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) was a work relief program that employed Portlanders on a variety of needed projects. Street repair work was one such project category. These men are shown on January… read more

Pacific Crest Trail Santiam Trailhead (improved Skyline Trail Santiam Trailhead) – Willamette National Forest OR

Trail Access Sign for the Santiam Pass Portion of the Pacific Crest Trail - Willamette National Forest OR 

The Oregon Skyline Trail, a portion of today’s Pacific Crest Trail, was established in 1920. Its popularity among hikers and climbers grew to such an extent that a 1934 study of trail conditions produced a detailed report. Civilian Conservation Corps… read more

Apple Creek Campground – Umpqua National Forest OR

Apple Creek campground - North Umpqua National Forest OR

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had a camp at Steamboat Creek from 1933 to 1941. It was a US Forest Service camp serving Umpqua National Forest.  The enrollees made many improvements along the North Umpqua River, including campgrounds, trails and… read more