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Through the Columbia River Gorge by Auto
Article by Randall R. Howard. The author describes the construction of the Columbia River Highway, and takes us on an automobile journey along the Highway from Portland, Oregon to The Dalles and Celilo...
Great River of the Northwest : A Stream with a Future
3 p. An article by Katherine Louise Smith giving a historical and descriptive tour of the Columbia River, including photographs of the Columbia near the Dalles, Memaloose Island, Oneonta Gorge, Multnomah...
King of Northwestern Waters
4 p. Article by James B. Pond with photographs by the author and others. The article describes a trip by stern-wheeler on the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon to The Dalles, Oregon. The author also...
Improvement of the Columbia River
Canal construction; Canals; Rivers; Commerce; Navigation;
1 p. A brief description of the Columbia River and the proposed building of the Celilo Canal between Celilo Falls and The Dalles in Oregon as an aid to inland navigation and commerce in the region.
Shipping; Locks (Hydraulic engineering); Channels; Navigation; Mountains;
1 p. Article describing the construction of the Cascade Locks on the Columbia River, providing details of the engineering.
Columbia River Centennial
Rivers; Discovery & exploration; Commerce; Indians of North America; Navigation;
2 p. Article detailing the discovery and early exploration of the Columbia River. There is also some focus on the placement and expected future greatness of Astoria.
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...
Pulling the Columbia's Teeth
Channels; Rivers; Engineering & construction; Civil engineering; Jetties;
1 p. This essay by Walter V. Woehlke describes the history of the decision to build the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River, and details some of the difficulties faced by engineers due to the forces...
Lumber Rafts on the Columbia River
Rafts; Lumber; Lumber industry; Rivers; Transportation; Shipping;
1 p. Article describing the construction and use of rafts designed to transport lumber on the Columbia River. Also included on the page is the completion of an unrelated article, as well as a summary of...
Great Jetty Works at the Mouth of the Columbia River
Jetties; Rivers; Engineering & construction; Channels; Civil engineering;
1 p. A brief discussion of the jetty and channel work at the mouth of the Columbia River. A quote is taken from the report of T. W. Symons of the United States Engineers, giving technical, contractual,...
Scenes on the Columbia River, Oregon
1 p. A brief column and two photographs by H. H. Shank describing the scenic beauties of the Columbia River and its shores, which according to him compare advantageously in picturesque attraction with...
Columbia River Highway: A State Road That Is a Model of Artistic Engineering
Scenic overlooks; Rivers; Passes (Landforms); Mountains; Tourism; Automobile travel; Bridges; Tunnels; Roads; Civil Engineering;
4 p. Article describing the building of the Columbia River Highway, including construction details. The article also contains six photographs: one full-page photograph depicting a picturesque curve around...
Longest Jetty in the World
Jetties; Channels; Rivers; Engineering & construction; Engineers; Railroads; Civil engineering;
1 p. The news brief gives a short history of the building of the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. It gives some technical details related to construction, and praises the engineers for the fact...
Beautiful Link in Our Highway System
Scenic overlooks; Rivers; Passes (Landforms); Mountains; Tourism; Automobile travel; Bridges; Tunnels; Roads;
1 p. article describing the building of the Columbia River Highway, including construction details. The article also contains four photographs: one depicting the bridge at Shepperd's Dell, one depicting...
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...
Columbia River Highway
Rivers; Riverbanks; Road construction; Roads; Mountains; Bridge construction; Bridges; Tunnels; Civil engineering; Engineering & construction;
20 p. An offprint of the journal Contracting, this pamphlet contains four reprints of articles and photographs previously published in the summer of 1916. Three articles are reprinted from Contracting,...
Great Training Jetty at the Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon
Jetties; Rivers; Channels; Civil engineering; Engineering & construction; Railroads; Railroad bridges; Pile bridges; Pile drivers;
2 p. A journal article giving some history and financial information, as well as a great deal of construction detail, for the jetty built at the mouth of the Columbia River. The work of the pile-driver...
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