* The above photos were made with a Zeiss Super Ikonta B Camera
Frances O'Brien died in 1995, the year after the photographs were taken. She began teaching at the Blue River School in 1925, and started a free library that was never locked. Frances was named the McKenzie River citizen of the year in 1981, and chosen as Lane County's outstanding volunteer in 1984. She was Blue River.
Blue River, Oregon is on the west side of the Cascades, and 40 miles east of Eugene.