Clackamas County

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  1. 1913 Packard Runabout on the Way to Mt. Hood

    1913 Packard Runabout on the Way to Mt. Hood

    The joys of a wintertime ride to Mount Hood, as well as the details of a classic 1913 Packard, are well conveyed by this well-made photo by an unknown photographer. Learn More
  2. 20th Century Grocery, Oregon City

    20th Century Grocery, Oregon City - 1919

    This photo of the 20th Century Grocery store at 611 Main Street in Oregon City was taken in August, 1919, shortly after the end of World War I. Learn More
  3. A Small Steam Donkey Near Sandy - Douglass

    A Small Steam Donkey Near Sandy - c. 1910

    Two loggers take it easy while reclining on the cable spools of a steam donkey in this postcard view of logging in the Sandy area. Learn More
  4. A Storm on the Summit

    A Storm on the Summit - c. 1910

    Beautiful clouds arch over the summit of Mt. Hood in an early photo of climbers approaching the summit. One climber towards the right appears to be sitting down, just taking it all in. Learn More
  5. Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - Weister

    Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - c. 1915

    Clouds can be seen below the climbers in this scene captured by photographer Weister with his bulky glass plate camera. Learn More
  6. Adams Department Store Throws a Sale

    Adams Department Store Throws a Sale - c. 1910

    Adams Department Store in Oregon City did a lot of business with local mill workers. Their sign states this is the second shipment of 300 "mill shoes" they'd received in a month. Learn More
  7. Along the Willamette River, Oregon City - Eddy

    Along the Willamette River, Oregon City - 1940

    This well-composed view shows the concrete Pacific Highway entering Oregon City. Then a national highway, 99E was removed from the federal system in 1972. Learn More
  8. An Early School Bus, Sunset Schools, West Linn

    An Early School Bus, Sunset Schools, West Linn - 1904

    Horse-drawn carriages provided the first public school transportation. This photo has been described as the first public transportation of pupils in Oregon. Learn More
  9. An Old Hunting Cabin Near Mt. Hood - Indahl

    An Old Hunting Cabin Near Mt. Hood - c. 1905

    This photo by photographer Olaf Indahl was taken in the Welches area, near where Indahl's family also had a cabin. Learn More
  10. Applying Gunite, Oregon City Bridge Construction - Eddy

    Applying Gunite, Oregon City Bridge Construction - 1922

    The Oregon City Bridge is the only Oregon bridge to be encased in gunite, which protects its steel frame from corrosive sulfur dioxide fumes from the paper mills to the south of the bridge. Learn More
  11. Arch Bridge from Below - Eddy

    Arch Bridge from Below - c. 1950

    This deceptively simple view from below shows the Arch Bridge at about the age of thirty. Learn More
  12. Arch Bridge Vista, Oregon City - Eddy

    Arch Bridge Vista, Oregon City - c. 1950

    A striking view that contrasts the natural landscape with the built structure of the bridge, taken by photographer Ralph Eddy near the end of his professional career. Learn More
  13. Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - Patterson

    Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - 1910s

    Two women and two men arrive at the summit of Mt. Hood on a beautiful day. Learn More
  14. At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood

    At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood - c. 1900

    This early photo features one of many places on Mount Hood that can make a climber feel really small. Learn More
  15. At the Mouth of the Tualatin

    At the Mouth of the Tualatin - c. 1930

    In a location that looks much the same today, a young woman poses on a rock where the Tualatin flows into the Willamette. The original for this view is a hand-colored print from a black and white photograph. Learn More
  16. At the Summit of Mount Hood

    At the Summit of Mount Hood - c. 1900

    A lone climber ponders the way he has just come, in this early photo of the summit of Mt. Hood. Learn More
  17. Baker's Bridge, Across the Clackamas River - Indahl

    Baker's Bridge, Across the Clackamas River - c. 1900

    This rare early view shows the original wooden covered bridge that crossed the Clackamas River at Carver, reported to have been the longest covered bridge in Oregon at the time of its completion. Learn More
  18. Barge Used for Oregon City Bridge Construction - Eddy

    Barge Used for Oregon City Bridge Construction - 1922

    This close-up view shows us many of the details of the barge with a steam donkey powered crane used to build the Oregon City Arch Bridge. Learn More
  19. Beer and Chickens

    Beer and Chickens - c. 1910

    Old Oswego appears to have been a place where people knew how to have fun. At least this photo of men holding both beers and dead chickens indicates that. Learn More
  20. Below Station A at Willamette Falls

    Below Station A at Willamette Falls - 1895

    This unusual view shows Station A, the first powerhouse used for the first long-distance transmission of electrical power in the United States. Transmission lines went 14 miles, from the Falls to Portland. Learn More
  21. Below Willamette Falls - Weister

    Below Willamette Falls - c. 1915

    This view showing the power and beauty of Willamette Falls is from an original glass negative by George M. Weister. Learn More
  22. Bertilson Barber Shop, 7th & Water, Oregon City - Eddy

    Bertilson Barber Shop, 7th & Water, Oregon City - 1947

    This great view of Oregon City daily life was taken by Eddy toward the end of his career, using his postcard camera. Ole Bertilson is the barber on the right. Learn More
  23. Boatloads of Salmon at Oswego Creek

    Boatloads of Salmon at Oswego Creek - 1905

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, local fishermen at the mouth of Sucker Creek (now Oswego Creek) would catch one ton of salmon per night at the beginning of salmon season. Learn More
  24. Bolton and the Falls, Looking South

    Bolton and the Falls, Looking South - c. 1960

    This 1960s aerial photo, taken as part of the early planning for Interstate 205, shows the community of Bolton, with West Linn High School to the right and Willamette Falls in the distance. Learn More
  25. Bolton Baseball Team

    Bolton Baseball Team - c. 1930

    The Bolton baseball team poses for a portrait on the front steps of the old Bolton School. The coach, in the back row, is Mayor Frank Hammerle. Learn More
  26. Boones Ferry - Patton Postcards

    Boones Ferry, near Wilsonville - c. 1908

    A tranquil view of the old Boones Ferry, near Wilsonville. Learn More
  27. Branch Electric Railway Line to Moehnke's Mill

    Branch Electric Railway Line to Moehnke's Mill - 1900s

    This lumber car was part of a branch electric railway line from Willamette Falls along the river to Moehnke's Mill, two miles upstream. The boy on the car is Howard Moehnke. Learn More
  28. Bringing Home the Hay from Park Place - Eddy

    Bringing Home the Hay from Park Place - 1923

    Cars of this era needed to be versatile, as this farmer demonstrates for us in spades. Learn More
  29. Brown Brothers Fish Wheel at Willamette Falls - Clavering

    Brown Brothers Fish Wheel at Willamette Falls - c. 1896

    More common on the Columbia River, this mechanized form of "mining" fish was used briefly at Willamette Falls. Learn More
  30. Buggy in Front of the Courthouse, Oregon City - Eddy

    Buggy in Front of the Courthouse, Oregon City - c. 1915

    One of Ralph Eddy's early glass plate photos, this crisp view taken with his large wooden camera shows a street scene at Eighth and Main Streets in downtown Oregon City. Learn More
  31. Building Station B Electric Plant at Willamette Falls

    Building Station B Electric Plant at Willamette Falls - 1895

    The concrete foundation for the new Station B Electric Plant on the west bank at the Falls is in progress in this unusual view of its initial construction. Learn More
  32. Building the Bolton Reservoir - Davis

    Building the Bolton Reservoir - c. 1915

    Photographer S. P. Davis has captured some wonderful abstract patterns while documenting the construction of West Linn's first reservoir in about 1915. Learn More
  33. Building the Temporary Bridge at Willamette Falls - Eddy

    Building the Temporary Bridge at Willamette Falls - 1921

    It's said that this temporary footbridge was built in one day, which may be a slight exaggeration, but it clearly went up quickly. Learn More
  34. Building West Linn's First Stand Pipe - Davis

    Building West Linn's First Stand Pipe - c. 1915

    This fifty-foot tall, 50,000 gallon standpipe was built as part of West Linn's first water project, to supply the upper parts of the newly-incorporated city. Learn More
  35. Business Section with Suspension Bridge, Oregon City

    Business Section with Suspension Bridge, Oregon City - c. 1918

    While this postcard view was postmarked 1923, we believe the photo was taken in the teens. Learn More
  36. C & E Railway Trestle and Baker Covered Bridge at Carver

    C & E Railway Trestle and Baker's Covered Bridge at Carver - c. 1930

    This photo was taken at the time the old covered bridge was being replaced by a new steel bridge, and the railroad trestle to the left was under construction. Learn More
  37. C. N. Haines Store, NW Corner 1st and A, Oswego

    C. N. Haines Store, NW Corner 1st and A, Oswego - c. 1910

    After a day battling traffic traveling through First Addition in Lake Oswego, come back and look at this photo of how it appeared a hundred years ago. Learn More
  38. Cabins at Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood

    Cabins at Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - c. 1900

    Cloud Cap Inn was opened on the north side of Mt. Hood in 1889, a project of William S. Ladd and C.E.S. Wood. These cabins were built at the front of the main Inn. Learn More
  39. Camping at Wilhoit Springs

    Camping at Wilhoit Springs - c. 1890

    Vacation time - 1890 style. A large group entertains themselves while camping at Wilhoit Springs south of Molalla. Learn More
  40. Capen Shoe Company Factory, Willamette

    Capen Shoe Company Factory, Willamette - c. 1908

    Established by 1895 by Ellery Capen and his family, their shoe factory was to be the first of many industrial employers in the new community of Willamette. Learn More
  41. Card Room, Oregon City Woolen Mills

    Card Room, Oregon City Woolen Mill - 1918

    A 1918 view of the card room at Oregon City Woolen Mills, where wool fibers were separated and put in a thread-like form before spinning. Learn More
  42. Cazadero Powerhouse, Near Estacada

    Cazadero Powerhouse, Near Estacada - 1912

    Built in 1907 next to the Clackamas River, not on it, the Cazadero Powerhouse was powered by man-made Faraday Lake, itself filled by Cazadero Dam, two miles upstream. Learn More
  43. Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck

    Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck - c. 1920

    The Kruse family first started farming in the Lake Oswego area in the 1850s, when Otto and Frances Kruse arrived from Germany. Learn More
  44. Charman Brothers Block, Oregon City

    Charman Brothers Block, Oregon City - c. 1895

    Built in 1889 by brothers T. L. and Elmer E. Charman, the Charman Bros. Block was for years the grand building of Main Street in Oregon City. Learn More
  45. Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Portland Expo - Pro Art

    Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Portland Expo - c. 1955

    The modern-day Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse, formed in 1939, is still active today - helping with parking at events and assisting in search and rescue efforts. Learn More
  46. Clackamas River Near Estacada - Eddy

    Clackamas River Near Estacada - 1922

    One of Ralph Eddy's earliest landscape photos, this view looks up the Clackamas River at an unknown location - probably not too far from Eddy's home in Oregon City. Learn More
  47. Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood

    Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood - c. 1895

    Opened in 1889, Cloud Cap Inn was built on the north side of Mt. Hood at the 6,000 foot level - about the same level as today's Timberline Lodge. Learn More
  48. Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - Keystone Views

    Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - c. 1900

    A group of visitors demonstrate appropriate mountain attire while visiting Cloud Cap Inn on the northeast flank of Mount Hood. Learn More
  49. Cloudcap Inn and Mt. Hood - Eddy
  50. Coe Glacier at Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood - Partridge

    Coe Glacier at Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood - c. 1885

    This early view about 2000 below the summit of Mt. Hood was taken by William H. Partridge, an Oregon photographer responsible for many boudoir cards - 4 1/2 by 8 inch card-mounted photos that were very popular in the 1880s. Learn More

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