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DESCHUTES UMATILLA PLATEAU
Farmland Photographs of Oregon

Athena pea and grain fields
Farmland photographs - ©0544  The Hills of Athena
(Oregon's Palouse)
Farm machinery must be kept running.  The job of the welder
Farmer
©0360  The Welder
Colorful turbines at the John Day Dam on Columbia
Columbia River
©0325
John Day Dam

White River State Park
Deschutes Umatilla Plateau
©0353
White River Falls Moonlight
Grass Valley grain elevator in summer sunset
Deschutes Umatilla Plateau
©0358 Grass Valley
Grain_Elevator
Setting out sprinklers as day ends
Eastern Oregon pictures
©0331 Sprinkler Man

Grain Fields in Pendleton Oregon
Eastern Oregon pictures
©0233 The
Pendleton Hills
Wheat farm near Helix; Milton Freewater, Oregon
Eastern Oregon pictures
©0356
Bearded Wheat
Crop duster in Walla Walla, WA
Eastern Oregon pictures
©0332 Racing the Rain

Mt Jefferson near Madras, OR Tractor and disk
Eastern Oregon pictures
©0849
Tractor in the Dust
Cantaloupe Field in Hermiston, Oregon
Deschutes Umatilla Plateau
©0326 Hermiston
Cantaloupe
Whitewater Rafting on the Deschutes River near Maupin, OR
Deschutes Umatilla Plateau
©0359 Maupin Rafters

Tygh Valley is east of Mt Hood near Maupin, OR
©0357 Tygh  Valley
Pendleton Grain Fields and teasel from Emigrant Hill
©0355 From Emigrant Hill (Pendleton)

Olex Schoolhouse 1880
©0327 Olex Schoolhouse
1880
Alfalfa Field; farm crop, square hay bales
Deschutes Umatilla Plateau
©0333 Square Hay Bales
Circle Irrigation from the Columbia River waters
Columbia River aerial photos
©0360 Mc Nary  Dam
Irrigation Circles using Columbia River water at Lake Umatilla
Columbia River aerial photos
©0354 Lake Umatilla

This Gallery is  the Deschutes Umatilla Plateau... Eastern Oregon's productive farmland.  There are both irrigated crops like "Hermiston Cantaloupe"   and dry land crops...the grains that spawn  the "Tractor in the Dust".    Columbia River aerial photos show  the waters of the Columbia providing for  "Circle Irrigation" . The colorful turbines of the "John Day Dam"   and The McNary Dam give electric power and passage for ships headed up and down the Columbia.
         Heavy "Square Hay Bales"   feed livestock;  "The Welder "  keeps the balers and tractors working to make those bales.   "Bearded Wheat"  is a common crop...in open plains or valleys like "Tygh Valley" ... nestled in the hills.
         The "Sprinkler Man" must toil to set his pipe and the crop duster must "Race the Rain". Only then will the "Grain Elevator"    bulge by August.  The "Olex Schoolhouse 1880"   and the "Homestead"  bear testimony to a very long history of people thriving in this area .  "Maupin Rafters"   attest to modern day fun!
         The road on  "Emigrant Hill"  brought the people to Pendleton; the peaceful beauty  of the "Pendleton Hill's"   and  "White River Falls"  and "The Hills of Athena" shows why the people stayed!

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Our 1st gallery locations
from "Finding Oregon's Best" Gallery 18...

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