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Humbug Mountain, 1940.

Humbug Mountain

Humbug Mountain is a very familiar landmark that is often pictured in the background of photos featuring the stretch of coastline that is home to the Port of…

The Curry County Gold Rush

The Curry County Gold Rush

An excellent contribution from two students from our local high school. It is a presentation that provides a brief historical overview of the early days of mining in…

City of Port Orford Illustration for Harper's Magazine, 1856

Wild Life In Oregon

New to the archive is a high resolution scan of an illustration that originally appeared in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine in 1856 for a story entitled “Wild Life…

Maritime Shipwreck SS Cottoneva - Sawyers Collection

Sawyer’s Studio

Many of the most scenic postcards of the area were produced by Sawyer’s Studio in Portland: Carlton Sawyer established a studio in Portland in 1911 where he produced…

The Port Orford Agate Festival in 1913.

The Agate Festival

Early scenes from the Port Orford Agate Festival (A.K.A. Carnival) as the annual celebration was known before it was renamed the Port Orford Jubilee a half century ago….


On The Dock

We have encountered some entertaining contributions for the Port Orford Historical Photo Archive — the latest shows the California Shell Fish Company Receiving Building in 1989 when it…


The Croxall Collection, Part II

Additional photographs from the Croxall Collection were scanned from color-enhanced photographs on display at the Port Orford Visitors Center. These have been skillfully scanned by volunteer artists interested…

Croxall Retouched Print 4 - Heida

The Croxall Collection

New to the Port Orford Historical Photos Archive is the Croxall Collection. These works were scanned from glass negatives which will eventually be donated to the Oregon Historical…

1917 - Port Orford Harbor Surveying Pamphlet

Surveying A Great Opportunity

Cover of a multiple-fold two-color brochure from 1917 from the Port Orford Harbor and Development Corporation. The material was intended to promote stock offerings in the organization. Featured…

Battle Rock Two Sides

Battle Rock Postcards

Perhaps no other landmark in Port Orford has appeared on a postcard as many times as Battle Rock! We’re always on the lookout for ones we have never…