Oregon Ghost Towns in Google Maps
List is updated as of June 18, 2012
Here is my complete list of Oregon Ghost Towns. I’m still adding to the list all the time. Please email email@example.com if you’ve got updates for me.
Google Earth:Google Earth Oregon Ghost Towns (right click and save as)
Complete list of all Ghost Towns Photographed on this blog.
View Oregon Ghost Towns in a larger map
Historic Picture Collections
I’m extremely happy to see the number of Libraries and other institutions scanning and posting their collections of pictures. A lot of these are very wonderful photos and it’s a shame to have them hidden away from the public eye.
The first couple of collections come from the Library of Congress.
Bain News Service 1910-1912
1930′s-1904′s in Color
The Great Depression from the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection. Over 170,000 photos in this collection alone!
San Francisco Public Library‘s San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection. 250,000 photos categorized by subject
The National Park Service has 2000 Photos online, fully searchable.
California Views is a collection centered around Monterey California
The Denver Colorado Library has a good collection centered around Western History and Genealogy also fully searchable.
Last up is the National Library of Australia‘s collection.
One of my absolute favorite links is “The Empire That Was Russia.” These are a collection of COLOR photographs by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii that were taken in Russia during the early 1900′s just before the Bolshevik Revolution. That they’re in color simply makes them more surreal.
Color Photos of WWI France.
For still more photos, check out the Yahoo Category Photography History. Even a quick Google search will reveal quite a few more collections.
I’m glad a lot of these photos are coming to light. A lot of History is buried in them.