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  1. 1912 and 1900 School Buildings in Sisters

    1912 and 1900 School Buildings in Sisters - c. 1919

    The two-room schoolhouse on the right was the second school building in the town of Sisters, and was replaced in 1912 by the six-room structure on the left. Learn More
  2. Logging - 1913 Holt Track-type Tractor Hauling Logs

    1913 Holt Track-type Tractor Hauling Logs - 1914

    This U. S.Reclamation Service tractor was used to haul logs to the lake at Kachess Dam, in Kittitas County, Washington. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. 1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    1936 Studebaker 2T2 Truck, Fulton Park Dairy

    This shiny new milk truck sits for a portrait in front of the Studebaker dealership in Portland. A sign in the window announces "New 1936 Studebaker Trucks * money savers * space savers *" Learn More
  5. 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
  6. 3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey

    3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey - c. 1917

    While steam donkeys for logging were equipped with skids to allow them to be moved about in the woods, sometimes it was necessary to move them longer distances to new camps. Learn More
  7. A Brickyard in East Portland

    A Brickyard in East Portland - c. 1905

    Thousands of bricks are carefully arranged in rows to dry in the sun at this traditional brickyard located somewhere in East Portland. Two scove kilns, or field kilns, are located to the left. Learn More
  8. A Downtown Sheridan Street Scene

    A Downtown Sheridan Street Scene - 1887

    This view of Sheridan illustrates the rough "frontier town" look of many Oregon towns in the 1880s, before the coming of electricity - or paved streets. Learn More
  9. A Family Visits Their Mine

    A Family Visits Their Mine - c. 1905

    Visiting Dad at his workplace is not a new idea, as shown by this hundred-year-old photo of a wife and children visiting these two men at their mine. Learn More
  10. A Gathering at Schnoeer Park

    A Gathering at Schnoerr Park - circa 1920

    A well-dressed group poses for a portrait at Schnoerr Park, located across the Tualatin River from the town of Willamette. Learn More
  11. A Girl and her Dolls

    A Girl and her Dolls - c. 1905

    In this charming portrait recreated from the original glass negative, a young girl proudly poses with her two Victorian dolls. Learn More
  12. A Seed Store in Washington State

    A Seed Store in Washington State - c. 1900

    They're ready for business at the seed store, as long as you have cash, though I'm not too sure about that fellow in the middle. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Alvilda and her Hunting Dogs

    Alvilda and her Hunting Dogs - 1921

    This idylic scene shows a young woman and her dogs, "out on a coyote chase", near her home in Olalla in Douglas County. Learn More
  16. Alvilda on Pats in the Coast Range

    Alvilda on Pats in the Coast Range - 1921

    A young woman removes her hat for a portrait of herself and her horse Pats, standing in a shallow stream somewhere near Olalla in the Oregon Coast Range. Learn More
  17. An Early School Bus, Sunset Schools, West Linn

    An Early School Bus, Sunset School, 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
  18. Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Two major fires have occurred in Astoria, in 1883 and 1922. This photo shows the aftermath of the earlier 1883 fire. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. At Least We Have Beer!

    At Least We Have Beer! - circa 1900

    As the man on the right shows off his catch, the rest of the men raise their glasses to toast the occasion, somewhere in the woods near Pendleton. Learn More
  21. At the Hitching Post in Fossil

    At the Hitching Post in Fossil - 1913

    Looking north on 2nd Street between Washington and Main, we can see that horse-drawn vehicles still dominated the streets in Fossil in 1913. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator

    Benjamin Stark, Portland Founder & U.S. Senator - c. 1861

    Born in Louisiana in 1820, Stark sailed to Oregon in 1845, where he soon purchased Asa Lovejoy's share of the land that eventually became downtown Portland, for $390. Learn More
  27. Logging - Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton

    Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton - c. 1900

    Bill Grisdale, in the white shirt standing beside the tender, was the nephew of Sol Simpson, who founded Simpson Logging Company in 1890. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Bringing in the Hay, Paulina Prairie

    Bringing in the Hay, Paulina Prairie - 1911

    Hay wagons are prominent in this photo of haying at the Laurie Caldwell Ranch in Paulina Prairie, near La Pine. The woman in white near the center is most likely Mrs. Caldwell. Learn More
  33. Bringing the Engine out of the Station

    Bringing the Engine out of the Station - c. 1918

    This great early action photo shows driver George Welch bringing Engine No. 2 out of the station in Portland. Learn More
  34. Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler

    Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler - 1915

    Created in 1915 by an unknown photographer, this view shows the Broadway Bridge, looking towards the west, two years after its completion. You can find much the same view today from North Interstate Avenue. Learn More
  35. Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Brinnon, Washington

    Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Brinnon, Washington - c. 1910

    This hundred-year-old image shows a large steam shovel on rails, digging a channel to float logs for Iszett Logging Company to Hood Canal. Learn More
  36. Building a Bridge Along the Snake River near Robinette

    Building a Bridge Along the Snake River near Robinette - c. 1909

    This view shows a railroad bridge under construction across the Powder River where it flows into the Snake. Robinette was located behind the photographer on the west bank of the Snake River. Learn More
  37. Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor

    Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    In this group portrait of workers at the construction site of a new sternwheeler, we can identify the M. F. Henderson and the No Wonder moored behind it. Learn More
  38. Building Haystacks with Horse-drawn Wagons

    Building Haystacks with Horse-drawn Wagons - c. 1900

    The six-man crew pauses to have their photo taken in the midst of constructing another in a row of haystacks, somewhere in eastern Washington. Learn More
  39. 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
  40. Building the Railroad Bridge Across the Willamette at Wilsonville

    Building the Railroad Bridge Across the Willamette at Wilsonville - c. 1907

    A construction crew poses in front of the almost-completed railroad bridge at Wilsonville, built for the Oregon Electric Railway. Learn More
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. Logging - Capstan-style Horizontal Reel Steam Donkey

    Capstan-style Horizontal Reel Steam Donkey - c. 1890

    This is an early small steam donkey, similar to one on display at the Coos County Museum in North Bend. Learn More
  48. Car Camping at the Newly Completed Crater Lake Lodge

    Car Camping at the Newly Completed Crater Lake Lodge - c. 1916

    Car camping was popular by 1916, and setups often involved pitching a tent over the car itself, as can be seen by two sets of campers in the foreground. Learn More
  49. 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
  50. Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge

    Cars and Motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge - c. 1916

    An unknown photographer captured this scene of cars and motorcycles at Shepperd's Dell Bridge on the Columbia River Highway, shortly after the highway was opened in 1916. Learn More

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