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Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington, 1947

Overview of the Collection

Creator
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Title
Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington
Dates
1947 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 cubic foot, including 60 maps, (1 oversize box)
Collection Number
MAPS Planimetric
Summary
The Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington consist of detailed maps of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and nearby towns and lands, soon after World War II. The maps depict water features, land cover, roads, structures, and land claims.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

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The Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington consist of 60 detailed maps of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and nearby towns and landscape features immediately following World War II. Coverage of the maps in this collection is centered on Portland and extends on the Willamette River from Oregon City north to the confluence with the Columbia River and on the Columbia River from St. Helens (Oregon) to Camas (Washington). The maps are at 1:9,600 scale. The collection includes sheets with the following names: Camas (6 sheets); Hillsboro (9 sheets); LaCenter (3 sheets); Oregon City (14 sheets); Portland (18 sheets); St. Helens (8 sheets); and Tualatin (2 sheets). An index map (made at a later time) showing the location of all the sheets is also included.

The maps depict water features and land cover, including rivers, lakes, sloughs, marshes, wetlands, islands, and forested areas. Streets, roads and highways as well as railroads, bridges, airports, and shipping terminals are shown on the maps. Parks and wildlife refuges are included. Structures such as schools and churches; mills and factories; and industrial sites, gravel pits, and oil tanks are also depicted. The extent and claimants for land claims are shown on the maps.

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Preferred Citation

Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington (MAPS Planimetric), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

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