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Silver Falls State Park, Oregon - In Front of South Falls by Thomas Hayden

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Sep 11, 2010
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Sep 09, 2010
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A moment alone at the base of Silver Falls is rare thing at Oregon largest State Park. From Wikipedia: The history of the canyon's formation begins about 26 million years ago to the Oligocene period, when most of Oregon was covered by ocean. After the waters of the ocean receded about 15 million years ago, the flood basalt flows of the Columbia River Basalt Group covered the sandstone that had been the ocean floor. The softer layers of sandstone beneath the basalt sheet eroded over time, creating pathways behind some of the waterfalls which Civilian Conservation Corps workers widened to make safe for public use. Another geologic feature are many tree "chimneys" or casts, formed when hot lava engulfed living trees and disintegrated them.

Silver Falls City formed in 1888 and was primarily a logging community with a few homesteaders, and the area was extensively logged. By 1900 a Silverton photographer, June Drake, began to campaign for park status, using his photographs of the falls to gain support. In 1926, however, an inspector for the National Park Service rejected the area for park status because of a proliferation of unattractive stumps. In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that the Silver Falls area would be turned into a Recreational Demonstration Area. Private land that had been logged was purchased, and workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps were employed to develop park facilities, including the historic South Falls Lodge, completed in the late 1930s.


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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 219 megapixels (21976 x 9976 pixels)
Input images: 112 (14 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 163.4 degrees high (top=87.5, bottom=-75.9)
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Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x1832 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-10 03:38:31 - 2010-09-10 03:47:10
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.04
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 36.3 mm
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Vertical overlap: 30.7 to 34.8 percent
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Total time 37:56 (20 seconds per picture)
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