|Rogue River Valley, Oregon - Southern Oregon is divided into three main river basins; the Umpqua River, the Rogue River, and the Klamath Basin. The Umpqua meets the Pacific at Reedsport, the Rogue mouth is near Gold Beach, and the Klamath empties at the Redwoods National Park in Northern California. All three rivers have their headwaters in the Cascade Mountains on the slopes of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park. The Rogue River is a designated National Scenic River, and formed much of the backdrop for the Meryl Streep movie "The River Wild." Jet boat trips and white water rafting are very popular.|
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Ox Team and Log Wagon
The photo shown is the actual recorded event of this moment in time, the spring of 1903.
1. The divide is known as Luther divide and is the highest point when traveling to Murphy on the Williams Highway. All creeks on the south side of the divide empty into the Applegate.
2. "With his trousers pulled up" was a common term used by loggers. When walking in the brush (timber) pant legs were usually cutoff above the boot tops, or hiked up so as not to get your cuffs caught on limbs etc.
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|Rogue River Valley, Oregon - The Siskiyou Mountains stretch between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range at the California border. The entire area is more vertical than most other parts of the state, which leads to numerous waterfalls, lots of whitewater rapids, and some spectacular scenery. Rogue River Valley is outside the main population centers of the state and the area has a very rural flavor. Major industries are tourism, wood products and agriculture. The climate is generally milder and more Mediterranean than North Western Oregon. Average rainfallis about 20 % lower and the temperatures are a bit higher.|