The Seal of the State of Oregon
I thought it must be gold, because there is a chain
blocking access and guards present.
Oregon's Capitol Building
The dome from the inside
Oregon's Liberty Bell Replica
Inscription on the Capitol
Fifty-five bells were struck as part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950 with the slogan "Save for Your Independence." They were given to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S Territories, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The Truman Library in Independence, MO has one (Harry was president) and one is in Annecy-le-Vieux, France the city where the replicas were cast in 1950.
The bells were to be displayed for the public and rung on patriotic occasions. Some are rather difficult to locate as they have been relegated to storage and/or refurbishing or to display in universities, libraries and museums.
Those I could find located near or in capitols as originally intended are pictured on these pages.
These are not very nice pictures.
This is what clearcutting does
This should never be allowed
The dark spots are the stumps of the trees felled
The fog rolls in over the coastline
from the vast Pacific
These scenes reminded me of the motion picture "The Fog". I believe that it was about a seaport in Oregon and perhaps even filmed there. (I could be wrong about that) And I wonder if pictures like these were an inspiration to the writer.
The peaceful Pacific at dusk
The not so peaceful Pacific and the gulls
An inlet near the Oregon Dunes
My motel in Brookings, Oregon
While stranded in Brookings I noticed that all the shops on Highway 101 through town had a flower box of some sort. Normally I put the flowers I photograph on each trip on a page just for flowers, but I feel they fit here.
Pacific Ocean sunset
The last man left on the beach
Then he heads for home
Day is nearly done
A lone Seagull stands guard
The Oregon Dunes
Azalea State Park
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