Sumpter

Man and Machine

Whether for logging and manufacturing today, or dredging for gold in the past, many Oregonian's have had jobs operating machinery. Today we're sharing a few photos celebrating this hard work.

Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland, OR for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part.  Photo by Sean Bowie

Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland, OR for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part. Photo by Sean Bowie

At JELD-WEN in Klamath Falls.  Photo by Pat Burk

At JELD-WEN in Klamath Falls. Photo by Pat Burk

Inside the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge it took a crew of three to operate the massive machinery. The historic dredge is preserved by the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area.  Photo by Lynn Murrey

Inside the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge it took a crew of three to operate the massive machinery. The historic dredge is preserved by the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area. Photo by Lynn Murrey

Birds

Oregon is home to more than 400 species of birds, making us fifth in bird species diversity in the United States. Several shooters captured members of Oregon's bird population on July 15th -- we hope you enjoy their beautiful images!

One of Oregon's youngest bald eagles. The photographer found it near its nest with its mate at Smith Rock State Park.  Photo by George Lepp

One of Oregon's youngest bald eagles. The photographer found it near its nest with its mate at Smith Rock State Park. Photo by George Lepp

A member of the VanDoozer family clutches a chicken in Joseph.  Photo by Erika Plummer  

A member of the VanDoozer family clutches a chicken in Joseph. Photo by Erika Plummer 

Osprey nesting platform with adult and chick near Sumpter.  Photo by Lynn Murrey  

Osprey nesting platform with adult and chick near Sumpter. Photo by Lynn Murrey