Hood River County, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Hood River County, Oregon - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Approaching Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway - Clark Kinsey

    Approaching Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1923

    Most people know Mitchell's Point as the location for the tunnel with windows, built for the historic Columbia Gorge Highway in 1915. Learn More
  2. Bailey Gatzert in Cascade Locks - Gifford

    Bailey Gatzert in Cascade Locks - 1904

    The Cascade Locks were completed in 1896, eight years before this photo was taken by Benjamin A. Gifford. Learn More
  3. Cascades of the Columbia - McAlpin

    Cascades of the Columbia - c. 1890

    The Cascade Rapids on the Columbia River were one of two sections of the river that blocked passage for steamboats, the other being The Dalles. Learn More
  4. Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - Jackson

    Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - c 1885

    We're looking over a movable fishwheel, sometimes called a fish scow, towards the Cascade Locks under construction and the town of Cascade Locks behind them. Learn More
  5. Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - Cross and Dimmitt

    Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - c. 1921

    Completed in 1896, Cascade Locks allowed river traffic to bypass the Columbia River Cascades until they were submerged in 1938, replaced by Bonneville Lock and Dam. Learn More
  6. Chief Tommy Thompson, Age 98

    Chief Tommy Thompson, Age 98 - 1954

    Tommy Thompson served as Chief at Celilo from about 1906 until his death in 1959, two years after the loss of Celilo Falls. Learn More
  7. Close-up of Fish Wheel on the Columbia - Mayo & Weed

    Close-up View of a Fish Wheel - 1890s

    This close-up photo shows a lot of detail, revealing some of the construction techniques for fish wheels. Learn More
  8. Columbia River near White Salmon - Kiser

    Columbia River near White Salmon c. 1916

    Pine trees dominate the foreground in this scenic photo by Fred Kiser. His ability to quickly create artistic compositions is demonstrated by the thousands of scenic views he captured during his career. Learn More
  9. Fish Wheel at Bradford's Island - Crawford

    Fish Wheel at Bradford's Island - c. 1890

    The original title of this photo didn't even mention the fish wheel; it was just called "Bradford's Island, Columbia River". Learn More
  10. Fish Wheel at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - McAlpin

    Fish Wheel at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - c. 1885

    Fish wheels, water-powered mechanisms that "mined" salmon, were active on the Columbia River from 1879 through 1934. Learn More
  11. Fish Wheel near the Lower Cascades - Harnish

    Fish Wheel near the Lower Cascades - 1900s

    A detailed view of an elaborate fixed fish wheel on the bank of the Columbia River. Learn More
  12. Frederic Homer Balch, author of "Bridge of the Gods"

    Frederic Homer Balch, Author of "The Bridge of the Gods" - c. 1890

    Frederic Balch died at the age of 30, shortly after the publication of his famous novel, "The Bridge of the Gods", in 1890. Learn More
  13. Getting in Line at Hood River Depot - Patterson

    Getting in Line at Hood River Depot - 1910s

    It's "hurry up and wait" time at Hood River Depot, as passengers and freight haulers await their turn to board the eastbound train. Learn More
  14. Government Locks at the Cascades - Kilburn

    Government Locks at the Cascades, Columbia River - c. 1890

    It took 18 years to build these locks, which were completed in 1896. They operated for forty years, until being submerged by Bonneville Dam in 1938. Learn More
  15. Hood River Bridge - Eddy

    Hood River Bridge - 1926

    The Hood River Bridge is the second oldest bridge built across the Columbia between Oregon and Washington, having been completed in 1924, shortly before this photo was created. Learn More
  16. Hood River from the Eastside Grade - Patterson

    Hood River from the Eastside Grade - c. 1910

    Looking north down Hood River from the east bank, we see the town named after the river to the left. In the distance is the Columbia River, and the hills of Washington State on the other side. Learn More
  17. Hood River Railroad Bridge

    Hood River Railroad Bridge - c. 1900

    This is the railroad bridge across the mouth of Hood River that preceded the current steel bridge - itself now a very historic structure, having been completed in 1906. Learn More
  18. Hood River Valley and Mt. Hood - Cross & Dimmitt

    Hood River Valley and Mt. Hood - c. 1921

    The full title of the original hand-colored print for this image was "Hood River Valley. Home of the Famous Hood River Apple, and Mount Hood". Learn More
  19. Hood River Valley in Blossom - Eddy

    Hood River Valley in Blossom - 1922

    Ralph Eddy created a number of views looking through Hood River Valley orchards towards Mt. Hood, and a few looking the other way towards Mt. Adams. Learn More
  20. Hood River, Looking East on Oak towards Downtown - Patterson

    Hood River, Looking East on Oak towards Downtown - c. 1910

    This view is from the edge of Hood River, out where the sidewalks ended. Oak Street then, as well as now, was one of the main streets in the town. Learn More
  21. Hood River, Looking West on Oak at 2nd - Patterson

    Hood River, Looking West on Oak at 2nd - c. 1910

    Many of the buildings in this century-old view of the town of Hood River still stand today, and Oak Street continues to be one of the main streets in town. Learn More
  22. Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Looking East - Cross & Dimmitt

    Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Looking East - c. 1921

    This view of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, on the old Columbia River Highway, is recreated from a hand-colored print by Cross & Dimmitt. Learn More
  23. Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - Cross & Dimmitt

    Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - c. 1921

    Mitchell's Point Tunnel was designed by Oregon highway engineer John Arthur Elliott, and was completed in 1915. Its five windows allowed travelers to view the Columbia River while passing through the tunnel. Learn More
  24. Looking North over the Town of Cascade Locks

    Looking North over the Town of Cascade Locks - c. 1900

    This highly-detailed turn-of-the-last-century photo shows a residential area of Cascade Locks, the locks, and the river and hills to the north. Learn More
  25. Mitchell's Point from the Washington Side - Kiser

    Mitchell's Point from the Washington Side - c. 1916

    An unusual view of Mitchell's point, looking at it from a distance rather than the classic photos taken from inside the "windowed" tunnel. Learn More
  26. Opening of Cascade Locks - Herrin

    Opening of Cascade Locks - 1896

    This photo was taken to celebrate the opening of the Cascade Locks on November 5, 1896. Learn More
  27. Opening the Columbia, Canal & Locks at the Cascades - The West Shore

    Opening the Columbia, Canal & Locks at the Cascades - 1889

    This 1889 engraving shows the construction of the Cascade Locks and Canal, which took 20 years to complete, finally opening in 1896. Learn More
  28. Parkdale Depot & McIsaac's Store at Mt. Hood - Jordan

    Parkdale Depot & McIsaac's Store at Mt. Hood - c. 1915

    This view shows the depot and store shortly after they were built in 1910, when the Mount Hood Railroad was extended south to Parkdale at the foot of Mount Hood. Learn More
  29. Spring Orchards - Eddy

    Spring Orchards - c. 1925

    This view of a young orchard features blooms on the ground cover as well as on the trees. Learn More
  30. Steamer Hassalo Going Over the Cascades of the Columbia - Hutchins

    Steamer Hassalo Going Over the Cascades of the Columbia - 1888

    This was quite the famous photo in its day. That day was May 26, 1888 when the Hassalo was taken down the Cascades of the Columbia, making the 6 mile trip in 7 minutes. Learn More
  31. Sternwheeler Bailey Gatzert in Cascade Locks

    Sternwheeler Bailey Gatzert in Cascade Locks - 1911

    This view is representative of many photos taken of early 20th century excursions on the Columbia River on the Bailey Gatzert. Learn More
  32. Sternwheeler Dalles City - Herrin

    Sternwheeler Dalles City near the Cascades - 1890s

    The sternwheeler "Dalles City" labors to head upstream near the Cascades. Learn More
  33. The Cascades of the Columbia River - Detroit Photographic Co.

    The Cascades of the Columbia River - 1901

    A sternwheeler exits the newly completed locks on its way downstream. Learn More
  34. The Sinking of the Dalles City at Curtis Landing - Vail

    The Sinking of the Dalles City at Curtis Landing - 1906

    This photo of the partially submerged "Dalles City" was taken on February 8, 1906, the day the sternwheeler hit a rock in the Columbia River and sank. Learn More
  35. The Tooth Bridge, O. R. R. at Cascades - Watkins

    The Tooth Bridge, O. R. R. at Cascades - 1867

    Looking upstream along the Tooth Bridge on the 5-mile-long portage railroad on the Oregon side of the Cascade Rapids. Learn More
  36. Tooth Bridge, Portage Railroad at the Cascades - Watkins

    Tooth Bridge, Portage Railroad at the Cascades - 1867

    Looking upstream along the Tooth Bridge at the 5-mile-long portage railroad on the Oregon side of the Cascades. Learn More
  37. Unloading a Car Load of Hood River Apples in Portland

    Unloading a Car Load of Hood River Apples in Portland - c.1925

    This colorful image is recreated from a hand-tinted magic lantern slide from an unknown photographer. Learn More
  38. Up the Columbia River from near Cascades - Kiser

    Up the Columbia River from near Cascades - c. 1916

    The broken tree in the foreground only adds to the charm of this well-composed scenic view by Fred Kiser - part of his Columbia River Highway Series. Learn More
  39. Wind Mountain from Columbia River Highway - Darius Kinsey

    Wind Mountain from Columbia River Highway - 1923

    This image was captured by photographer Darius Kinsey, best known for his logging photos from Washington state. Learn More
  40. Wind River Lumber Company at Cascade Locks

    Wind River Lumber Company at Cascade Locks - c. 1905

    The town of Cascade Locks was the home of a sawmill operated by the Wind River Lumber Company, which got its name, and most of its logs, from across the Columbia in the Wind River Valley. Learn More

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