• Creator
  • Symons, Myron
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1940-1950
  • Description
  • Rasmus Petersen was born in 1883 in Denmark. In 1900, Petersen immigrated to the United States and settled in the state of Oregon in the vicinity of Redmond near the Cascade Mountains in 1906. He built a two-story Craftsman house and adjoining farm. As a personal hobby, he began collecting rocks on his land, including Oregon agates, obsidian, petrified wood, malachite, and jasper. In 1935, Petersen began building miniature buildings, monuments... more
    Rasmus Petersen was born in 1883 in Denmark. In 1900, Petersen immigrated to the United States and settled in the state of Oregon in the vicinity of Redmond near the Cascade Mountains in 1906. He built a two-story Craftsman house and adjoining farm. As a personal hobby, he began collecting rocks on his land, including Oregon agates, obsidian, petrified wood, malachite, and jasper. In 1935, Petersen began building miniature buildings, monuments, and bridges out of rocks. By his death in 1952, Petersen had created a four-acre rock garden. Petersen's Rock Garden (called Petersen Rock Garden and Museum from the mid 1950s on) is a well-known Oregon roadside attraction. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2015