Here's a special viewer submitted treat. Jack Trumbull's grandfather John Robert ("Bob") Trumbull drew this map in 1970, and it now graces the wall in his office. There's so much great detail to enjoy. I'm told he created a similar map for Gilliam County in 1963, as well as the masthead for the East Oregonian.
Very talented man and to get so much information on it is remarkable.
Charlott on 28th June 2013 @ 7:07am
In the 1950's you would see maps like this and I would study them for hours.
Or sometimes the placements in a restaurant would look something like this. Although certainly not this detailed.
Are there really quail over by Green Point Mtn. ? Seems to wet for their habitat.
l.e. on 28th June 2013 @ 7:30am
Great map! I don't know if it was a commission, but it was part of a marketing campaign that included placement in Chamber of Commercial publications for years, mostly brochures - especially for Blossom Fest until the 90s, and yes, placement mats in all the local restaurants.
I.e. you noticed the quail but not the skunks?!
Dedilee on 28th June 2013 @ 8:30am
I loved those place mats, anywhere at all.
Jill Stanford on 28th June 2013 @ 7:38pm
Bill Seaton notified Dorothy and me that the slogan my dad wrote is shown on the left margin: An hour to see, a lifetime to remember.
Barbara Parsons Bernstein on 30th June 2013 @ 10:00am
This is a good one that I'd not seen before. Thank you for posting it.
There's another illustrated map that was made of the same region by "The Darr Complany"(Government Camp, Oregon) in 1973. I do wish it would pop up on eBay or something, as it is a thing of beauty and I'd love to own one.
And, there's another illustrated map here:
Chase on 30th June 2013 @ 10:26am
Way cool! Except the pheasant? Were there pheasants here in any numbers ever?
Paul on 1st July 2013 @ 10:26am
Paul....there is a discussion and photo of pheasants at photo # 414.
There used to be more farms in the area and those farms usually grew some type of grain crop which helped sustain pheasants.
l.e. on 1st July 2013 @ 3:39pm
Is there any chance of getting a high-quality file of this? or possibly a nice scan? I would really love to have this large on my wall
Alex on 19th July 2013 @ 4:59pm