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  1. Barracks Row, U. S. Military Post, Vancouver, Washington - Eddy

    Barracks Row, U. S. Military Post, Vancouver, Washington - 1931

    These buildings of Barracks Row are across the parade grounds from the better-known Officers Row at Vancouver Barracks. Learn More
  2. Blockhouse at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - Davidson

    Blockhouse at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - c. 1885

    Built in 1856, this blockhouse was only used for a few years but lasted for decades afterwards. The Cascades were a strategic military site during unrest between early settlers and the Native American inhabitants. Learn More
  3. Blockhouse, Upper Cascades - Corps of Royal Engineers

    Blockhouse, Upper Cascades, Columbia River - 1860

    Fort Lugenbeel, also known as the Upper Blockhouse, was built in 1856 after the "Cascades Massacre" of the Yakima Indian Wars occurred just downstream. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Closeup of Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    Closeup of Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - 1880s

    This closeup view shows how the solidly built blockhouse still persisted thirty years after it was abandoned. Learn More
  6. Fort Canby, Cape Disappointment - Crawford

    Fort Canby, Cape Disappointment - c. 1890

    Built during the Civil War to protect the mouth of the Columbia, the garrison buildings for what was initially called Fort Cape Disappointment were located on the protected bay side of of the southern end of Long Beach Peninsula. Learn More
  7. Fort Canby, From the Bay - Crawford

    Fort Canby, From the Bay - c. 1890

    This view of the southern part of the Fort Canby garrison also shows the extreme southern tip of Long Beach Peninsula, which divides Willapa Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Learn More
  8. Mule Laden with Casks, Colville - Corp of Royal Engineers

    Mule Laden with Casks, Colville - c. 1860

    A mule is outfitted to carry casks for the British Northwest Boundary Commission at their Colville "huts" on the Columbia River. Learn More
  9. Officers' Mess House, Fort Vancouver - Corps of Royal Engineers

    Officers' Mess House, Fort Vancouver - May, 1860

    This view of the Officers' Mess Hall is so crisp and clear it's easy to forget it was taken over 150 years ago. (We missed by five months getting back into the 1850s.) Learn More
  10. Officers' Quarters, Fort Stevens, Oregon - Davidson

    Officers' Quarters, Fort Canby - c. 1885

    Three girls grace the front porch and a couple more children peer from the second-story window, in this view of military officers' housing in southern Washington 125 years ago. Learn More
  11. Stage Passing Abandoned Officers' Quarters, Fort Klamath - Tibbitts

    Stage Passing Abandoned Officers' Quarters, Fort Klamath - c. 1908

    Fort Klamath at its peak included more than 40 buildings. It was officially closed in 1889, and after heavy snows collapsed several buildings in 1890 it was abandoned. Learn More
  12. Stage Stopping at Fort Klamath Indian Agency - Tibbitts

    Stage Stopping at Fort Klamath Indian Agency - c. 1908

    The original Klamath Indian Agency was located about two miles from Fort Klamath, and was thus sometimes referred to as "Fort Klamath Indian Agency", which was the title Howard Tibbitts gave to this photograph. Learn More
  13. The Bay Beach, Fort Canby - Partridge

    The Bay Beach, Fort Canby - c. 1885

    This view is William H. Partridge's take on the garrisons of Fort Canby, located, as the title states, at the Bay Beach on the inside of the southern tip of Long Island peninsula. Learn More
  14. The Middle Blockhouse at the Cascades - Watkins

    The Middle Blockhouse at the Cascades - 1867

    Officially known as "Fort Raines", the middle blockhouse was built in 1855 to protect the portage railroad around the Cascade Rapids. It was abandoned in 1857. Learn More
  15. The Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    The Old Blockhouse at The Cascades - 1880s

    The Old Blockhouse, across the Columbia River from Cascade Locks. Learn More
  16. Troops Drilling on Parade Grounds, Vancouver Barracks

    Troops Drilling on Parade Grounds, Vancouver Barracks - 1907

    A wide-format view of troops drilling at Vancouver Barracks, in the early part of the twentieth century. The East and South Barracks had just been built, increasing the housing at this Army military installation begun in 1850. Learn More
  17. Vancouver Barracks, Parade Grounds with Cannons - Davidson

    Vancouver Barracks, Parade Grounds with Cannons - c. 1880

    Vancouver Barracks is but one name given to the U.S. military installation in Vancouver, Washington, adjacent to the old British Fort Vancouver. Learn More
  18. View of Columbia River from Blockhouse at Upper Cascades - Davidson

    View of Columbia River from Blockhouse at Upper Cascades - c. 1885

    A companion photo to Davidson's "Blockhouse at Upper Cascades", this view looks down the Columbia from the blockhouse located on a small hill. Learn More

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