Keep Oregon Green. The Beaver State.
1967 (undated) 11.5 x 14 in (29.21 x 35.56 cm)
This is a charming 1967 pictorial map of the state of Oregon by Hugh Hayes. It covers the entire state with countless illustrations throughout referencing the history, topography, places of interest and fun facts about the state. Some of these include ‘Mt. Mazama, once a 14000 ft. active volcano collapsed and caused the formation of crater lake’, ‘Oregon Territory first sighted by Capt. Cook March 7, 1778 at Cape Foulweather’, ‘Prehistoric Oregon Fossil Beds formerly semi tropical climate’, etc. Some of the illustrations depict cowboys, Native Americans, wagons, animals, fruits and vegetables, cattle, fish, logging activity, horses, etc. The map roper is surrounded by vignettes of historical events, including ‘Fort Astoria founded in 1811 by John Jacob Astor fur traders’, ‘First white men to see Oregon were Spanish seamen from Mexico in 1543’, ‘First continental railroad service – Portland – East 1883’, ‘Battleship Oregon’, among others. An inset in the top center also features an almanac.
This map, issued in the centennial year of the Oregon’s statehood, was published by the Keep Oregon Green Association in the interest of forest fire prevention. The Association, an environmental conservation and educational organization, is still active today. This map was originally copyrighted and drawn by Hugh Hayes in 1959. This is the 1967 revised version.
Very good. Minor wear along centerfold. Minor creasing and spotting. Top margin includes stamp of the Forest Cafe in Sisters, Oregon.