PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY COLLECTION

Northern California and Southern Oregon

These are from a family collection in the 1920s. My grandfather's sister wrote on the back of each card, but there are no post marks on any of them. She either brought them back with her or she mailed them together to my grandfather or their mother. The descriptions are her words, written on the back of the card.

CRATER LAKE, OREGON

"This is the crater of an old volcano. The top 'telescoped'. The tip of the mt. sticking up is called Wizard Is. They have never found the bottom."

CRATER LAKE, OREGON

"Crater Lake again. The bank is 2000 ft. high. The rock in the foreground is called The Phantom Ship. We saw this about a week ago - it is 80 miles from here."

Our note: This photo scanned poorly, but included it primarily for the description.

 

CRATER LAKE and WIZARD ISLAND, OREGON

"Crater Lake again. The water is blue as indigo - 'Beggars' descriptions. One must see it to appreciate. The side walls remind me a bit of the multi-coloring of the Painted Desert."

 

Union Peak, Crater Lake Highway

"This road is cut thrugh virgin forest as you see. Miles of it. The underbrush is all colors, most brilliant reds, yellows, oranges, yellow and all tints between. You'd have enjoyed it.

 

Grants Pine, Crater Lake Highway

"The cabin where we spent the week end was sitting among trees like this, right on the river bank."

 

BEAR CREEK, MEDFORD, OREGON

"This is just at the edge of town. Do you blame the Oregonians for being proud of their native scenery? Not much 'man made' here."

 

"We live at the home shown first on the rt. hand side. The street is 'arched' by big old black walnut trees."

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