046 Morrow County

US 30 Descends Into the River (2014)
Marina Park. Boardman, Oregon. March 28, 2014

Sub-pages will be created as I post more of my material on this section...

The old highway is mostly underwater until Boardman.

Morrow County 1 (Boulder), 1935 - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Page 009 - Township 4 N., Range 23 E., Columbia River, Boulder
Atlas: Morrow County 1935
State: Oregon
Metsker Maps 1935
Item # US1327883
Historic Map Works
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1327883/Page+009+++Township+4+N+++Range+23+E+++Columbia+River++Boulder/Morrow+County+1935/Oregon/


Morrow County 2 (Castle Rock, Peters), 1935 
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Page 017 - Township 4 N., Range 24 E., Columbia River, Castle Rock
Atlas: Morrow County 1935
State: Oregon
Metsker Maps 1935
Item # US1327891
Historic Map Works
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1327891/Page+017+++Township+4+N+++Range+24+E+++Columbia+River++Castle+Rock/Morrow+County+1935/Oregon/

Morrow County 3 (Boardman), 1935 - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Page 027 - Township 4 N., Range 25 E., Boardman, Messner, Juniper Canyon
Atlas: Morrow County 1935
State: Oregon
Metsker Maps 1935
Item # US1327901
Historic Map Works
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1327901/Page+027+++Township+4+N+++Range+25+E+++Boardman++Messner++Juniper+Canyon/Morrow+County+1935/Oregon/


Morrow County 4 (Irrigon), 1935 - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Page 038 - Township 5 N., Range 25 and 26 E., Columbia River, Irrigon, Blalock Island
Atlas: Morrow County 1935
State: Oregon
Metsker Maps 1935
Item # US1327912
Historic Map Works
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1327912/Page+038+++Township+5+N+++Range+25+and+26+E+++Columbia+River++Irrigon++Blalock+Island/Morrow+County+1935/Oregon/


Morrow County 5 (Irrigon East), 1935 - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Page 049 - Township 5 N., Range 27 E., Irrigon, Columbia River
Atlas: Morrow County 1935
State: Oregon
Metsker Maps 1935
Item # US1327922
Historic Map Works
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1327922/Page+049+++Township+5+N+++Range+27+E+++Irrigon++Columbia+River/Morrow+County+1935/Oregon/

Oregon State Archives - A 1940 Journey Across Oregon:

CASTLE ROCK, 25.6 m[West of Hwy. 730 Junction] (241 alt., 10 pop.), once a busy community, now is a station on the railroad edging an empty plain. The magazine West Shore for October, 1883, records: "Castle Rock. . . . now contains an express office, post office, saloons, dwellings, schools, etc . . . The growth of western towns is wonderful."

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/exhibits/across/umatilla.html

With the site reorganization I need to check and make sure that I haven't left anything off the west end of the county.  Also, the fragments at the west end of the map below are confirmed and should be yellow, not orange. 12.28.14

Surviving Fragments, Western Morrow County
Google Earth. Imagery Date: July 4, 2013
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Oregon State Archives - A 1940 Journey Across Oregon:

West of Boardman US 30 follows the river, a green band separating bleak and barren shores.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/exhibits/across/umatilla.html

I am not sure how reliable any of my maps are when it comes to Boardman. It would be easy to say the whole highway was underwater here, but I think it does emerge. However, with the moving of Boardman, I am not sure how many of the roads are still in existence until one gets a bit east of town.

During construction of the John Day Dam on the Columbia River in the 1960s, the city had to be moved south, further from the water. Lake Umatilla, behind the dam, covered much of the original city.[8]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardman,_Oregon

Marine Drive, likely CRH, emerging from river
Boardman, Oregon.
Google Earth. Imagery Date: July 4, 2013
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I am not sure if these photos show the original Route 2, but it is pretty clearly US 30. Whether or not the alignment changed with the US 30 upgrades, I am still uncertain...

US 30 Descends Into the River (2014)
Marina Park. Boardman, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Towards the River (2014)
Marina Park. Boardman, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Bursting Through... (2014)
Marina Park. Boardman, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Oregon State Archives - A 1940 Journey Across Oregon:

BOARDMAN, 19.8 m. [West of Hwy. 730 Junction] (250 alt., 100 pop.), lies in an area that holds the fossilized remains of many prehistoric animals. Specimens include part of a mastodon tooth, bones of fishes, of the three toed horse, of the rhinoceros, and bits of turtle shell.

...

On a slight knoll (R) at 19.7 m. [West of Hwy. 730 Junction] is a mounted specimen of Indian picture writing. The engraved boulder was found on the bank of the Columbia River a few miles east of its present location.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/exhibits/across/umatilla.html

Today, these boulders (reproductions?), or ones very similar, are found in Marina Park.

Rock Images Exhibit (2014)
Marina Park. Boardman, Oregon. March 28, 2014.
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Interpretive Sign (2014)
Marina Park. Boardman, Oregon. March 28, 2014.
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Rock Images Exhibit (2014)
Marina Park. Boardman, Oregon. March 28, 2014.
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Rock Images Exhibit (2014)
Marina Park. Boardman, Oregon. March 28, 2014.
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Boardman Possibilities
Google Earth. Imagery Date: July 4, 2013
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Columbia River Highway Leaving the Industrial Area (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Columbia Blvd., Morrow County, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Towards Irrigon (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Columbia Blvd., Morrow County, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Columbia River Highway towards Boardman (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Columbia Blvd., Morrow County. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Hay Sheds on the Old Highway (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Columbia Blvd., Morrow County, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Columbia River Highway, Westbound (2014)
Columbia River Highway.Columbia Blvd., Morrow County, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Stop at the Tumbleweeds (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Heritage Trail, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Heritage Trail Gate (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Heritage Trail, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Columbia River Heritage Trail Access Points (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Heritage Trail, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Heritage Trail Etiquette Guide (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Heritage Trail., Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Columbia River Highway at Gate, Westbound (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Heritage Trail, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Heritage Trail: Columbia River Highway, Eastbound (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Heritage Trail, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Mc Cormack Slough
Columbia River Highway. Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Columbia River Highway, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge (2014)
Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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CRH from across McCormack Slough (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Oregon State Archives - A 1940 Journey Across Oregon:

At 11.2 m[West of Hwy. 730 Junction] is a junction with a side road.

Right on this road to PATTERSON FERRY,1 m. (toll for cars and five persons, $1; round trip, $1.50) connecting with US 410 at Prosser, Washington.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/exhibits/across/umatilla.html

The painted lines on the road may offer some clue as to when this section of pavement lapsed out of service.

Sometime between Rexford's innovative striping of the highway and 1954, the centerline color had changed to yellow. By 1958, the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads mandated white... But after only two years, the yellow lines were back - at least on the state highways.

Peg Willis. Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done. Charleston: The History Press. 2014. 135.

Old Lines (2014)
Original Pavement at Patterson Ferry Road Columbia River Highway. Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.
Irrigon, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Old CRH at Patterson Ferry Road (2014)
Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge. Irrigon, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Columbia Lane towards Irrigon (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Irrigon, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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S. Main Ave E. Upgrades (2014)
Columbia River Highway. Irrigon, Oregon. March 28, 2014
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Oregon State Archives - A 1940 Journey Across Oregon:

IRRIGON, 8 m[West of Hwy. 730 Junction] (297 alt., 65 pop.), on the site of old Grande Ronde Landing, a former stopping place for travelers, derives its name and sustenance from the irrigation district of which it is the center. An experiment farm nearby demonstrates the agricultural possibilities of the rich soil.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/exhibits/across/umatilla.html

Eastbound:
CLICK HERE to continue exploring the highway

Westbound:
CLICK HERE to continue exploring the highway
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