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The Vista House at Crown Point on the Columbia River Highway near Portland, Oregon (Written in pencil on back of photo)
Scenic overlooks; Buildings; Rivers; Valleys; Riverbanks; Trees; Mountains; Hills; Roads; Fences; Automobiles; Cliffs; Stone buildings; Roofs; Utility poles;
A black-and-white photograph with the number 8601 written in white ink on the lower left corner. On the back of the photo is written in pencil "The Vista House at Crown Point on the Columbia River Highway...
Columbia River Salmon Fisheries
Salmon; Fishing; Fishing industry; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishermen; Rivers; Stern wheelers; Piers & wharves; Commerce;
2 p. Article detailing the salmon fishing industry on the Columbia River, including providing details on salmon spawning and the use of fish wheels. The use of Chinese, Scandinavian, and Russian immigrants...
Salmon-Fishing By Machinery On The Columbia River
Salmon; Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing industry; Fishing boats; Rivers; Cliffs; Mountains;
Brief article detailing the use of fishing wheels for catching salmon on the Columbia River. Most of the page is taken up by a drawing of a fishing boat equipped with a fishing wheel. The drawing shows...
Hattie Bell at Rooster Rock, Columbia River
Rocks; Rivers; Riverbanks; Stern wheelers; Water; Boats; Trees;
A black and white photograph of a sternwheeler identified as the "Hattie Bell", at Rooster Rock on the Columbia River. The ship lies placidly on still water, and the details of its paddlewheel, two lifeboats,...
Pillars of Hercules on the Columbia River
Rock formations; Utility poles; Trees; Tree stumps; Firs; Road construction; Riverbanks; Hills;
Colored image. Close-in view of the Pillars of Hercules rock formation as seen from the vista of the Columbia River, facing the riverbank. In the foreground is the riverbank where it touches upon a sandy...
St. Peter's Dome, Columbia River, Oregon
Rock formations; Rocks; Waterfalls; Trees; Mountains; Hills; Rivers; Steamboats; Islands;
A tinted photographic postcard. The legend in red at the top reads "St. Peter's Dome, Columbia River, Oregon." The pillar of rock stands out in the landscape, with its dome-shaped top and stratigraphic...
Castle Rock, Columbia River
Rock formations; Rocks; Rivers; Riverbanks; Water; Trees;
A black-and-white stereoscopic view published by C.E. Watkins. The caption reads "Castle Rock, Columbia River". A rocky beach is in the foreground. Across the river deciduous trees line the river, with...
Columbia River from St. Peter's Dome, Castle Rock in distance
Rock formations; Rocks; Men; Rivers; Valleys; Riverbanks; Cliffs; Trees; Mountains; Hats; Shirts, Men's; Overalls; Boots; Waterfalls; Roads;
A colored photographic postcard. At the top left in red is the legend "Columbia River from St. Peter's Dome, Castle Rock in distance". In the foreground a man wearing a gray hat, red shirt, greeny-gold...
Palisades along the Columbia River
Rock formations; Firs; Mountains; Trees; Rivers; Hills;
Sepia image of the rock formation known as Palisades -- a segment of the Columbia River basalt formations. The Palisades sit up on the hillside above the banks of the Columbia. At the base of the rock...
The Needles, Cape Horn on the Columbia River
Rock formations; Cliffs; Rocks; Waterfalls; Rivers; Trees; Riverbanks;
A black-and-white photographic postcard. The printed caption at upper right reads "The Needles, Cape Horn on the Columbia River". The view is of a rock formation known as The Needles, with a waterfall...
No. 161. Columbia River Highway near Celilo, Ore.
Roads; Rivers; Mountains; Hills; Utility poles; People; Riverbanks; Trees; Water; Fences;
A black-and-white photograph. Written on the bottom in white ink is "No. 161. Columbia River Highway near Celilo, Ore. B.C. Markham The Dalles Ore." In the foreground is a stretch of the highway. It looks...
101 - Celilo Falls, Columbia River, on line of O. W. R. & N. Co.
Rivers; Waterfalls; Rocks; Mountains; Men;
Colored image of two men standing on the shoreline looking at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River.
Close-up view of Celilo Falls on Columbia River
Close-up view of Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. On the morning of March 10, 1957, the massive steel and concrete gates of The Dalles Dam closed and choked back the downstream surge of the Columbia...
View upstream at Cascades of Columbia River.
Rivers; Waterfalls; Mountains; Trees; Rapids; Rocks;
View upstream at Cascades of Columbia River. River is seen rushing between two large rocks. In the background is a mountain. Conifers line the shore. It is a bright, sunny day.
The Passage of the Dalles, Columbia River
Rivers; Water; Rocks; Riverbanks; Channels; Cliffs; Hills; Rapids;
A black-and-white stereoscopic view. Printing on the cardboard mounting indicates it is number 1825 in the set of "Watkins' Pacific Coast" views of the western states. The caption of the photograph is...
View of Columbia River from Oregon side. OWRN train on tracks in FG.
Rivers; Water; Railroads; Railroad cars; Railroad locomotives; Hills; Trees; Lakes & ponds; Roads; Clouds;
A train of the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company steams through the midground of this black and white image, taken from the south side of the Columbia River. There is one locomotive and...
Upper Columbia River Oregon
Rivers; Valleys; Riverbanks; Stern wheelers; Water; Hills; Buildings; Trees; Plants; Grasses; Cliffs;
A color postcard view. The legend in red at the top left reads "Upper Columbia River Oregon". In the foreground are flowering plants and grasses on the top of a cliff. The wide river takes up most of the...
View on the Columbia River, Middle Block House, Cascades
Rivers; Valleys; Riverbanks; Railroads; Railroad rails; Railroad tracks; Water; Trees; Mountains; Islands;
A black-and-white stereoscopic photograph with the caption "View on the Columbia River, Middle Block House, Cascades". Printing on the cardboard mounting indicates it is number 1264 in the set of "Watkins'...
Roadway along the Columbia
Rivers; Trees; Mountains; Bridges; Roads; Clouds; Flowers;
A landscape photograph of a paved roadway probably crossing the Columbia River. The view is looking down the river, with mountains and tree-covered hillsides visible on both sides of the river. On the...
Snags and tree roots eroded by high water, on banks of Columbia River.
Rivers; Trees; Erosion; Riverbanks;
Tree roots are exposed on a sandy shore of the Columbia River. The trees closest to the river are dead or dying, possibly as the result of erosion. There is a light mist over the river. The other shoreline...
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