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Arlington, Ore. Jan. 12, 1909, 20 below zero. Columbia River Frozen over, The first time in 24 years.
Boulders; Ice; Sailboats; Stern wheelers; Piers & wharves; Men; Rivers; Riverbanks; Ropes; Storms; Weather; Barges;
A view of the Columbia River shore at Arlington, Oregon, on January 12, 1909. The Columbia River is frozen. In the foreground is the white riverbank, with a large boulder to the left. Near the shore on...
One of two part panorama. Interstate Bridge under construction
Bridge construction; Bridges; Rivers; Riverbanks; Smokestacks; Pilings (Civil engineering); Hoisting machinery; Cities & towns; Buildings; Trees; Water towers; Water tanks; Water;
A black and white image of a view across the Columbia River towards the construction of Vancouver-Portland Interstate Bridge (aka Columbia River Interstate Bridge) built 1915-1917. A building crane and...
Tall bridge across Columbia River at Hood River. Mt. Hood, Hood River, and Hood River Valley on far side of river
Bridges; Mountains; Rivers; Riverbanks; Trees; Water; Roads; Toll bridges; Hills; Buildings;
A black and white view of the toll bridge built across the Columbia River to link Hood River, Oregon, with the vicinity of Bingen, Washington. Built in the 1920s. This view is looking south towards Hood...
Bridge on Columbia River at Celilo Falls.
Bridges; Rivers; Canyons; Waterfalls; Mountains;
View of a bridge crossing the Columbia River Gorge at Celilo Falls Water level is low and the falls are visible in the background. Mountain ranges are visible on the right hand bank.
Bridge of the Gods Bridge across Columbia River near Cascade Locks, Or.
Bridges; Trees; Rivers; Riverbanks; Shrubs;
Black and white photograph of the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River. Fir trees are visible on the left bank and shrubs and grass are visible on the right bank. Some utility poles are visible on...
On the Columbia opposite Umatilla OR
Camps; Horses; Wickiups; Indian encampments;
A wickiup made of boards, poles, mats and cloth is located on the flat, rocky shore of the Columbia River. Nearby are two horses. An unidentified object is on the ground by the wickiup.
Oneata Gorge. Columbia River, Oregon
Canyons; Cliffs; Rocks; Rivers; Water;
A black-and-white stereoscopic view. The caption reads "10543, Oneata Gorge. Columbia River, Oregon". On the cardboard mounting at the left is printed "James M. Davis, New York City, and St. Louis, Mo."...
Cape Horn, Columbia River
Capes (Coasts); Rivers; Water; Trees; Rock formations; Rocks;
A black-and-white stereoscopic view published by O.W. Watson Co. of Spokane, Washington. The caption reads "Cape Horn, Columbia River". In the foreground is the river. On the far bank rounded rock columns...
Cape Horn, Near Celilo, Columbia River
Capes (Coasts); Rocks; Rock formations; Rivers; Railroad tracks; Railroads; Utility poles; Water; Hills;
A black-and-white sterographic photograph with the caption "Cape Horn, near Celilo, Columbia River". Printing on the cardboard mounting indicates it is number 1323 in the set of "Watkin's Pacific Coast"...
The Dalles from hill southeast of town. Columbia River in B.G. ca. 1908
Cities & towns; Buildings; Riverbanks; Rivers; Valleys; Roads; People; Houses; Mountains; Trees; Croplands; Meadows; Churches; Schools; Horses;
A black and white photograph of The Dalles, Oregon, taken from a hill southeast of town ca. 1908. In the background to the north the Columbia River winds its way to the sea; beyond it rise up low mountains....
No. 126. River Front, Arlington, Oregon.
Cities & towns; Riverbanks; Rivers; Buildings; Houses; Water tanks; Water towers; Water; Roads; Utility poles; Fences; Fuelwood; Privies; Railroads; Railroad shops & yards; Hills; People; Railroads; Trees; Clothing & dress; Water pumps;
A black-and-white photograph. At the bottom is written in white ink "No. 126. River Front, Arlington, Oregon. B.C. Markham The Dalles Ore." The picture was taken looking down a hill towards Arlington and...
Hood River, Oregon, from across the Columbia, Mt. Hood in the distance.
Cities & towns; Rivers; Mountains; Buildings; Trees; Croplands; Meadows;
A colored postcard. The legend in red at top left reads "Hood River, Oregon, from across the Columbia, Mt. Hood in the distance." In the foreground is the Columbia River. On the far shore is a wooded bank,...
Construction of fish truck at Ariel Dam
Dam construction; Dams; Scaffolding; Men; Construction workers; Trees;
Black and white image showing construction on the Ariel Dam. In the distance are trees along the top of the hillside. In the upper right of the picture is a wooden structure consisting of scaffolding and...
Hauling Seine, Columbia River, Oregon
Fish; Fishermen; Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing nets; Fishing boats; Rowboats; Rivers; Riverbanks; Water; Men; Hats; Aprons; Hills; Trees; Clothing & dress;
A black-and white photograph of a group of men on a bank of the Columbia River. On the bank lies a fishing seine or net, which some of them are still hauling out of the water. Dark floats can be seen at...
Fisherman and Sturgeon Columbia River
Fish; Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing boats; Fishermen; Rowboats; Rocks; Rivers; Riverbanks; Water; Hats; Shirts, Men's; Coats; Pants; Shoes; Trees; Hills; Beards; Mustaches; Ropes;
A black-and-white stereographic photograph. A white man sits at the prow of a wooden rowboat which is pulled partway onto a bank of the Columbia River. He wears a hat with a rounded crown and wide brim,...
Fishing on the Columbia River
Fishermen; Afro-Americans; Fishing; Fish; Fishing & hunting gear; Rivers; Logs; Riverbanks; Water; Utility poles; Pails; Hairstyles; Shirts, Men's; Coats; Pants; Shoes;
A black-and-white stereoscopic view of a man fishing. The man appears to be either Asian or black. He wears a light shirt and dark jacket, both with wide sleeves, medium-light pants, and dark shoes. Half...
Fish wheel on the Columbia River. Commercial method of salmon fishing. About 1915. (On sticker on back of photo)
Fishing industry; Fishing; Riverbanks; Rivers; Water; Trees; Mountains; Buildings;
A black-and-white photograph showing a wooden fish wheel on the Columbia River. Across the river several buildings are visible on the shore. Forested hills rise up to the mountains. It looks as though...
Men seining with horses at edge of Columbia River.
Fishing; Fishermen; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing boats; Fishing industry; Fishing nets; Rivers; Riverbanks; Men; Trees; Steamboats; Cliffs;
A black and white image of men with horses using nets to sein at the edge of the Columbia River. A small sailboat is in foreground and a steamboat is on far side of river. All of the men wear hats, some...
Men shoveling smelt from boat bottoms into boxes at Columbia River Smelt Co., Kelso, WA
Fishing; Fishermen; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing boats; Fishing industry; Smelt; Rivers; Riverbanks; Men; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Hats; Shirts, Men's; Coats;Pants;
Black and white image of four men, one of whom is shoveling smelt from the bottom of a boat into wooden boxes. The boxes have the words "From the Columbia River Smelt Co. Kelso, Wash." stamped on them....
Men in boat taking salmon from fish trap on Columbia River. J.F. Ford photo.
Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing boats; Fishing industry; Fishing nets; Rivers; Riverbanks; Trees; Men; Fish; Salmon;
Black and white image of men in a boat taking fish from a fish trap on the Columbia River. The trap is constructed of tall wooden poles with nets strung in between them. There are four men in the boat,...
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