Water Resources Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red DotDesert Land Board Reclamation Records


Boxes 9-22
Map Drawers 5-7
Map Box 1
Map Rolls 1-2

17.75 total cubic feet
191 maps (4.25 cubic feet)
3 photographs (.1 cubic foot)

Arrangement: Alphabetical by irrigation company or project

Series documents the financial and legal affairs of the Columbia Southern Irrigating Company and its predecessor the Three Sisters Irrigating Ditch Company concerning an irrigation project and the reclamation of land along the west side of the Deschutes River in Crook County.

Series contains records of the Columbia Southern Irrigating (Irrigation) Company; the Three Sisters Irrigating Ditch Company; and the Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Finance Company, which was involved with the transfer of rights between the irrigating companies. Land and water rights were eventually transferred to the state of Oregon.

Series includes correspondence; corporation records such as by-laws, minutes, and stock certificates; legal documents such as contracts, mortgages, and depositions; land records such as deeds, abstracts, and land descriptions; and fiscal records. The primary topics of the records in this series concern the ownership of land, the sale and purchase of water rights, reclamation, and irrigation projects.

Related records are the Certificates of Proof, Desert Land Board Records, Desert Land Board Reclamation Records, and Irrigation Project Claim Payment Records.


Red Dot Separated Maps - Removed from:

Boxes 8-14
Boxes 15-22



Red Dot Separated Photographs 


Desert Land Board Reclamation Records

Removed from:

Box 11 / Folder 24

Transferred to:

Photograph Box 1 / Folder 1

Record type:

3 photographs


black and white, photoprints


3 x 4"


Central Oregon Irrigation Co., Document No. 152.
Views of Central Oregon main flume, 1911.

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