|| There is a lot of history in the Doug. This Page
combines the geological and historical experiences, because it is
all historical. The Needles, shown to the left, are a part of the
oldest history of the Doug. They are a part of the old Cascades,
which were the first volcanic experience of the Cascades, and cover
all earlier history of the Doug. You can read a bit about the geology
of the Quartzville Creek area, which is also about the formation of
the Cascades, old and new.
Jump Off Joe with Iron Mountain in the distance
The Rabbit Ears in the Menagerie Wilderness
Scar Mountain Spires
|Three photos above courtesy of David Tvedt
|The old volcanic attributes of the Doug show up on peaks
and spires, as well as in the road and River cuts.
|The more recent history of the Doug starts with the
|The visible history of the Doug recorded on paper and
signs is concentrated along the South Santiam River and the Santiam
Wagon Road. This may have been the first road built to travel from
west to east. It certainly served as an important part of the first
transcontinental auto race.
You can hike the Santiam
Wagon Road Trail and come in to contact with all of the
history of the Doug, from the old road, to the trees, to the river,
to the distant volcanic past.
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