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McKenzie River Oregon Historical Information

McKenzie River Blue River and Surrounding Area Oregon Local Destinations
The Town of Blue River, Blue River Oregon 1966

The Town of Blue River, Blue River, Oregon 1966-Located 45 miles east of Eugene, Oregon.
Blue River Inn, Blue River, Oregon 1954

Blue River Inn, Blue River, Oregon 1954-Located 43 miles east of Eugene, Oregon.  Currently home of Christmas Treasures, Inc. Founded in 1993.  Now home of the World's Tallest Lighted Christmas Tree over 150'.
Phils Phine Phoods (Phil's Place), Rainbow, Oregon 1950

Phils Phine Phoods (Phil's Place), Rainbow, Oregon 1950-Located 55 miles east of Eugene, Oregon.  No longer Exists
McKenzie Fish Hatchery, Leaburg, Oregon 1942

McKenzie Fish Hatchery, Leaburg, Oregon 1942-Located 20 miles east of Eugene, Oregon.
Goodpasture Covered Bridge, Vida, Oregon 1950

Goodpasture Covered Bridge, Vida, Oregon 1950-Located 25 miles east of Eugene, Oregon.
Ferry Crossing, Nimrod, Oregon 1924

Ferry Crossing, Nimrod, Oregon 1924-Located 35 miles east of Eugene, Oregon. No longer Exists
McKenzie Drift Boats,  Oregon 1950

McKenzie Drift Boats,  Oregon 1950-McKenzie River, Oregon
Martin Rapids, McKenzie River Oregon 1950

Martin Rapids,  McKenzie River Oregon 1950-McKenzie River, Oregon
McKenzie River Hwy,  Oregon 1942

McKenzie River Hwy,  Oregon 1942-Highway 126.
Finn Rock, Oregon 1946

Finn Rock, Oregon 1946-Located 40 miles east of Eugene, Oregon.
Snow Plow,  Oregon 1955

Snow Plow,  Oregon 1955-McKenzie Pass, Oregon
Snow Banks,  McKenzie Pass Oregon 1929

Snow Banks,  McKenzie Pass Oregon 1929-Oregon
Three Sisters Mountains,  McKenzie Pass Oregon 1956

Three Sisters Mountains,  McKenzie Pass Oregon 1956-Oregon
Scott Lake, Oregon 1951

Scott Lake, Oregon 1951
McKenzie Summit,  Dee Wright Observatory Oregon 1956-Oregon

McKenzie Summit,  Dee Wright Observatory Oregon 1956-Oregon
Gas Station, McKenzie Bridge Oregon 1954

Gas Station - McKenzie Bridge, Oregon 1954
McKenzie Anglers Club

McKenzie Anglers Club
US Route 28 Sign - McKenzie Pass, Oregon 1948

US Route 28 Sign - McKenzie Pass, Oregon 1948
McKenzie Anglers Club

McKenzie Anglers Club
McKenzie Anglers Club

McKenzie Anglers Club
Old McKenzie Highway Oregon 242 in May Rotary Snow Plow

"Old McKenzie Highway Oregon 242 in May". Rotary Snow Plow
Snow Plow Opening Old McKenzie Highway Oregon 1929

"Snow Plow Opening Old McKenzie Highway Oregon" 1929
Snow Banks on the Old McKenzie Pass Highway 242 Oregon, Eugene Bend Stage Line 1929

"Snow Banks on the Old McKenzie Pass Highway 242 Oregon, Eugene Bend Stage Line" 1929
Oregon Stages Bus on Old McKenzie Pass Highway 242 Oregon 1929

"Oregon Stages Bus on Old McKenzie Pass Highway 242 Oregon” 1929
MCKENZIE ANGLERS CLUB Rapids 1910

MCKENZIE ANGLERS CLUB Rapids 1910
McKenzie River, Oregon along the highway

McKenzie River, Oregon along the highway.
LOG CABIN INN McKENZIE RIVER OREGON 1947

LOG CABIN INN McKENZIE RIVER OREGON 1947.
LOG CABIN INN McKENZIE RIVER OREGON 1947

LOG CABIN INN McKENZIE RIVER OREGON 1947
Clear Lake Resort Head Waters of the McKenzie River Oregon 1940s

Clear Lake Resort - Head Waters of the McKenzie River - Oregon 1940’s
McKenzie Bridge Oregon Log Cabin Inn Historic Stage Coach Stop

McKenzie Bridge Oregon Log Cabin Inn Historic Stage Coach Stop
White Water Boat Parade on the McKenzie River, Near Blue River, Oregon

White Water Boat Parade on the McKenzie River, Near Blue River, Oregon
White Water Parade, McKenzie River Oregon, 1942

White Water Parade, McKenzie River Oregon, 1942
White Water Parade, McKenzie River Oregon, 1942

White Water Parade, McKenzie River Oregon, 1942
McKenzie Anglers Club 1906

McKenzie Anglers Club 1906
Riding The Rapids McKenzie River Oregon 1930s

Riding The Rapids McKenzie River Oregon 1930s
1940s Blue McKenzie Lodge Cafe at Blue River, OR east of Eugene, west of Redmond - Bend in Lane CO.

1940’s Blue McKenzie Lodge Cafe at Blue River, OR east of Eugene, west of Redmond - Bend in Lane CO.
McKENZIE PASS - OREGON 1950S

McKENZIE PASS - OREGON 1950'S
CLEAR LAKE OREGON McKENZIE PASS 1952 HEAD WATERS McKENZIE RIVER

CLEAR LAKE OREGON McKENZIE PASS 1952 HEAD WATERS McKENZIE RIVER
1964 featuring Lava Temperature Recorded

1964 featuring Lava Temperature Recorded - Dr. J. F. Zieglschmit, Project medical monitor form Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Tex., measures radiant temperature of lava rocks in McKenzie Pass test site. Experiments will indicate man's ability to perform tasks on moon-like surface while in pressurized space suit. 1964.
1964 featuring Walking Device Readied for Astronaut

1964 featuring Walking Device Readied for Astronaut - John Slight (left) and Earl LaFevers (right) assemble lunar walking aid for start of Astronaut mobility tests on Mckenzie Pass lava bed today. Examining Jacobs staff in center is Randolph Hester. Slight and Hester will participate in tests with astronaut Walter Cunningham. LaFevers is test director. 1964
1964 featuring Desolate

1964 featuring Desolate Moonlike This is one view of lava field near McKenzie Pass where Astronaut Walter Cunningham will test space suit Aug. 24-28. The lave blocks have sharp edges. Aside from the sparse vegetation showing here, area is thought to be similar to some places on moon.
The beautiful McKenzie River Valley is a 68 mile long corridor stretching between Sisters on the east and Springfield on the west. Renowned for fishing, the McKenzie River supports spring Chinook salmon, winter steelhead and summer steelhead as well as native rainbow, cutthroat and bull trout. The high lakes have been planted with brown and brook trout, making the McKenzie River Valley a sportsman's paradise.

Take the McKenzie River Highway (Ore. 126) for sightseeing along the valley. The first part of the valley has many nut and fruit orchards (mainly filberts, apples and cherries), berries (such as marionberry, blueberry and raspberry), mint farms and Christmas tree farms. The Leaburg Dam, in the middle part of the valley, is a good place to watch salmon and steelhead climbing a fish ladder. The Leaburg Trout Hatchery is at this location. The McKenzie Salmon Hatchery in Leaburg provides tours by appointment only. The historical Leaburg Fish Hatchery is home to the McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce and Information Center.

The middle McKenzie River is a favorite place for fishermen and drift boaters. Since mild whitewater rafting and driftboat fishing are favorite pasttimes here, there are many outfitters and local guides to help visitors experience their own adventures. The Goodpasture Covered Bridge, 165 feet long, is the second longest covered bridge standing in Oregon. Near Vida, it's easy to get to and photograph. A second and equally scenic covered bridge is the Belknap Bridge, located in the community of Rainbow. Ben & Kay Dorris Park, also near Vida, has great picnic areas and fishing holes.

The Aufderheide Memorial Drive, part of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway, has some of the most spectacular scenery in Oregon, including the popular Terwilliger Hot Springs, the Delta Old Growth Nature Trail, the Willamette River Gorge and the Westfir covered bridge. The McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway loop road is one of the most beautiful drives in Oregon. It winds through some of the most recent volcanic flows in the state past many waterfalls, and is home to the Dee Wright Observatory. This CCC project, built mostly out of lava rock in the 1930s, has breath-taking views of Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, the Three Sisters, and, on clear days, Mt. Hood.

A hiker's paradise, the area features such trails as the 26 mile McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, which is also open to bicyclists, goes through many volcanic formations, the half mile loop Delta Old-Growth Nature trail built for exploring the old growth ecosystem, and the Robinson Lake Trail, which leads to a heart-shaped lake with fishing and swimming.

As if the many recreational opportunities weren't enough, the McKenzie River Area also has golfing, the U.S. Basketball Academy in Blue River, fine dining and quality accommodations for travellers. For a truly memorable vacation, visit the McKenzie River Valley area.

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(The Man's Magazine, TRUE August 1964 this is a parade? McKenzie River)

turbulent tossup is the 26th annual running of the "White Water Parade," a bouncing, daredevil trip down Oregon's McKenzie River.  Some 400 craft of all sorts shoot the rapids of the 20-mile course.  One of the famous local river boats (left) starts confidently with approved stern-first technique.  Boat, below, is using more common sideways, or "no-control," downriver style.
Photographed for TRUE by Don Jones
Photographed For TRUE by Don Jones
real rapid runners in survival raft (below) shift hastily when bucking raft spins in white water.  Third crew member unexpectedly fell out of what suddenly became the stern.  Sailors below are swiftly going aground in an airplane inner tube.  Thousands of warm, dry spectators cheered boatmen and inadvertent swimmers in the icy river waters.


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