Tualatin Basin Project bus


Tualatin Basin Project bus


Black and white image of a bus with a sign reading 'Tualatin Basin Project'. A number of men in suits squat or stand before the bus, while others wave from inside the vehicle. Burned out hillsides with standing tree trunks provide a backdrop for the image. The Tualatin Basin Project was an effort by local businessmen and farmers to control seasonal flooding, increase arable acreage with more water for irrigation, and advance the area economically by providing a stable water source for increased population in the valley. While the idea for the project began in the 1930s, it was not until the 1950s that funds were allocated from Congress and the planning began in earnest, as evidenced by this group, most likely touring the headwaters of the Tualatin river drainage in the Coast Range.

Date Created

circa 1950s


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