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Monday, October 19, 2009

That's My World -- The Rogue River

Time once again to share the beauty, the unique, the fun things in your world! That's My World is hosted each week by the My World Team headed by Klaus. Click here to sign up!



The Rogue River in Oregon is another one of those many breathtaking places that one finds in Washington and Oregon. It's another place of which I have beautiful memories. The history and photos this week are courtesy of Google and Wikipedia.



The Rogue River, in the southwestern part Oregon flows about 215 miles (346 km) from the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean. Known for its salmon runs, whitewater rafting, and rugged scenery, it was one of the original eight rivers included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. Many public parks, hiking trails, campgrounds, and boat launches lie along or near the river, which flows largely through national forest lands.



People have lived along the main stem and its tributaries for at least 8,500 years. European explorers made first contact with the native people toward the end of the 18th century and soon began beaver trapping and other activity in the region. Clashes, sometimes deadly, occurred between the natives and the trappers. More intense and frequent clashes with European-American miners and settlers in the late 1840s and early 1850s led to a series of treaties that expanded white control of the land and restricted movement of native groups like the Takelma. The short intervals of relative peace stemming from these treaties did not last and led to the Rogue River Wars of 1855–56, at the end of which nearly all the natives in the Rogue basin were removed to reservations well north of their homeland. After the war, settlers built cabins and established small farms along the Rogue River Canyon. They were relatively isolated from the outside world until 1895, when the Post Office Department added mail-boat service along the lower Rogue. As of 2009, it is one of the two remaining rural mail-boat routes in the United States.





The Rogue on Miracle Mountain.





Guess by now you know how much I love waterfalls!!

38 comments:

Tabib said...

Beautiful place. Thanks for the info and have a great week!

Kay said...

Oregon is one of Gods greatest gifts! just got back from there this morning and all of the colors...just amazing! sigh...hard to leave... thanks for taking me back :)

Darlene said...

There is something fascinating about water that captures us. These photos are beautiful, but it's sad that the natives were displaced from their home. It reminds me of the quote, "The U. S. has always had an immigration problem. If you don't think so, just ask an Indian."

Lin Floyd said...

gorgeous place would like to return there and spend more time exploring...

Photo Cache said...

Oregon is simply outrageously beautiful and verdant. And many wonderful streams, creeks, rivers, waterways. I have featured a part of this Rogue River in a post for Watery Wednesday a while back.

Have a blessed week.

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful views. Great Nature and traditions.
Luiz Ramos

Carver said...

What a wonderful place. Your write up and photographs are excellent. Good to see you have joined the My World and SkyWatch team of hosts. I was taking a break from blogging last week but I noticed that announcement and your wonderful photograph as host on the My World page when I clicked it on before the new one went up.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Such beautiful photos of a beautiful place. So green and lush with the river glistening as it flows.
Melbourne Daily Photo

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: That is certainly a beautiful river in your world, thanks for sharing this place.

Babooshka said...

It is such a beautiful breathtaking series of images and so relaxing.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Letters by rural mail boat! How wonderful! It looks like a beautiful part of the world, Sylvia.
Janice.

Anonymous said...

spent many a vacation with family when i was growing up on the rogue...it was such a fun place to explore. enjoyed the history very much.

Martha Z said...

Great post, sent it on to Hubby. I want to raft this some day.

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

Gordious(spelling?) water shots!

Snap said...

Beautiful Oregon! What a travel log!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I always heard about the Rogue River growing up in Portland, but never made a trip down to see it. Isn't the Rogue River featured in The River Wild, with Meryl Streep?

eileeninmd said...

Great series of river photos. I really love the trees. My hubby would like the white water rafting.
Thanks for sharing and for joing the hosting team.

bobbie said...

another beauty!

Lew said...

Again you have taken us to another of those beautiful spots of the northwest!

James said...

That is a place filled with such beauty. Thanks for the show and tell. I love waterfalls too.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

wow each one was my new favorite the frothy water, the glassy reflection

Chris said...

Stunning scenery Sy;via and thanks for the history.

Coffeedoff said...

What a beautiful place! Great photos and interesting history.

Q said...

Such a beautiful river.
Thank you for the history too. My daughter lives in Portland and I think I just might need a visit!
Autumn in the Pacific Northwest must be gorgeous!
Sherry

JOE TODD said...

Great photos and I always enjoy learning the history of an area.

Catherine said...

looks gorgeous...especially in Autumn

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Ah what a place to see! Beautiful land and a blessed land ... the Bible has so much to tell us about His promised land.

Pam said...

You live in an amazing and beautiful part of our country. It is unlike any other.
Thanks for Sharing the photos and history, Sylvia.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow - what a beautiful place to live. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jenn Jilks said...

Interesting.
Where did the name come from - these events?!

Water is something existential!

Squirrel said...

Beautiful place. You have captured it well with your photos and narative. Thanks. I love waterfalls as well.

Irene said...

Hi Sylvia, hope there'll be an chance to visit Oregon one day. Enjoyed the history and pictures you shared.

magiceye said...

interesting history and a wonderful selection of images!

Anonymous said...

Wow - that is just stunning! So many beautiful places to visit and so little time... Thank goodness I can enjoy some of these places here!

Arija said...

You certainly have found some stunning shots of this superb river with so many moods.

Sylvia, you leave such glowing comments for me that I am absolutely humbled.

Carolyn said...

Sylvia such a great post and the photos of this beautiful river are breath taking. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us.
Smiles and blessings

Stine in Ontario said...

Yes, it is very beautiful indeed!

Susan at Stony River said...

What an amazingly beautiful river. Thank you for sharing its history! I love 'visiting' you on these photo-tours.

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