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Mapping Stories in Deschutes County

May 5, 2014

The Deschutes County Community Development Department (CDD) is involved in a multi-year project to reenergize and rebrand its historic preservation program. As part of that effort,  the CDD recently created an interactive map displaying historic landmarks in Sisters and rural Deschutes County. Using software produced by ESRI, Deschutes County’s Historic Landmark “Story Map” enables viewers to explore a gallery of location-specific landmarks at https://deschutes.maps.arcgis.com.

Deschutes County’s Historic Landmark “Story Map”

Deschutes County’s Historic Landmarks “Story Map”

You can find historic photos like this of Mckenzie Highway on the new story map.

You can find historic photos like this of Mckenzie Highway on the new story map.

Historic landmarks can be queried based on their regional location or redeeming feature (structure, place, or site). Descriptions are provided for each landmark, including old photographs provided by the Deschutes County Historical Society and new ones taken by volunteer photographers.

CDD benefited from a Certified Local Government grant from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, volunteer photographers, the Deschutes County Historical Society, and an intern to customize the site’s content.

Access the Deschutes County Historic Landmark “Story Map” by going to https://deschutes.maps.arcgis.com

For more information about this specific project, contact Peter Gutowsky, Principal Planner at Peter.Gutowsky@deschutes.org or (541)-385-1709.

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