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June Drake and Silver Creek Falls








































The photo to the right which hangs in my living room is by June Drake it was taken around 1900. June Drake's photos were instrumental in getting the State of Oregon to purchase the land around the falls, there by creating a state park that has grow into the largest state park in Oregon Over 8,000 acres. With 10 major waterfalls and a number of smaller or intermittent falls this is truly a photographers heaven and only 14 miles from my home. June Drake was a great photographer and could have been very well know had he not been doing business

North Falls from rim trail

North Falls 136' Photo taken from the Rim Trail just east of the view point with Canon A-1 200mm f4 at f8 1/250 sec. Kodak Max 400

Middle North Falls taken from center of creek

Middle North Falls 106' Quite beautiful as it cascades off the bedrock 2/3rds of the way down. Canon A-1 24mm f2.8 at f11 1/125 sec. Kodak Max 400. Taken while standing in the middle of the creek.






in such a small town, Silverton,OR. He did win a couple of major photo contests in his day. The Oregon Historical Society has a large collection of his photos and negatives. But sadly when is studio burnt down in the early fifties many of his negatives were lost. I met this man when I was very young (my parents traded postage stamps with him)but can remember very little about him. Sure wish I could talk to him now! For more on Silver Creek Falls State Park be sure to go to my links page and enjoy, it's beautiful.

View from behind North Falls

North Falls 136' Photo taken from behind the falls view is quite spectacular. Canon A-1 24mm f2.8 at f8 1/125 sec. Kodak Max 400

Rocky Stream on lower trail below North falls

One of the many small feeders that flow into Silver Creek. This one just below North Falls on the Canyon trail.
Canon A-1 35-70mm f3.5-4 at f8 1/125 sec. Kodak Max 400

Sliver creek below North falls

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Photo taken by June Drake of North Falls around 1900

North Falls from lower trail

North Falls 136' Photo taken from the Canyon Trail just left of the falls with Canon A-1 24mm f2.8 at f5.6 1/125 sec. Kodak Max 400