The McKenzie River's historic covered bridges and ferries

Nov 22 2020

The McKenzie River’s historic covered bridges and ferries

What was life like along the McKenzie River in western Oregon in generations past? Before concrete and steel, how did people cross the rivers that were their lifeblood? This video shows historic photos of the McKenzie River from the late 1800s and early 1900s. See the covered bridges, settlers, builders, ferries, and ferry operators of our past.

The McKenzie River Trust created this video for our 2015 McKenzie Memories event celebrating the history of the river we share. For more details see:

Video production: Mark Stafford, Stafford Video Productions
Narration: Bob Warren, McKenzie River Trust board member
Photos copyright Lane County Historical Museum and the Covered Bridge Society of Oregon.

The McKenzie River Trust helps people protect and care for the lands and rivers they cherish in western Oregon. Now, and forever.

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