Dee Wright Observatory Orientation Table, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 15.633 W 121° 48.073
10T E 595689 N 4901510
Quick Description: This orientation table is on top of the Dee Wright Observatory.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 8:31:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM4QMT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 13

Long Description:
The observatory was constructed from 1933 to 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), Company 927 of Camp F-23 (Camp Belknap). The structure is an open shelter built of lava rock found at the site. There are a number of large viewing windows plus small viewing ports aligned with the Cascade peaks. In 1937, a 36” diameter bronze peak finder was installed on top of the observatory. The observatory was named for Dee Wright, a Forest Service packer for 24 years and the CCC foreman for the construction, he died in 1934 before the observatory was completed.
Date of creation: 1937

Location / Access:
Ore Hwy 242 at McKenzie Pass.


Artist / Creator: Not listed

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