Water & Power Projects - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 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
  2. Bonneville Dam, Columbia River - Eddy

    Bonneville Dam, Columbia River - 1939

    Ralph Eddy was fascinated with the interplay between built structures like bridges and dams, and the natural environment where they were placed. This view shows the Bonneville Dam shortly after it was completed in 1937. Learn More
  3. Bridal Veil Falls, with Water Pipe Intake - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Bridal Veil Falls, with Water Pipe Intake - 1907

    This very sharp portrait of Bridal Veil Falls is recreated from an original glass negative made by Sunset Magazine photographer Howard Tibbitts. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Building the Dalles - Celilo Canal - Velarde

    Building the Dalles - Celilo Canal - 1910

    The Dalles-Celilo canal, over eight miles long, begins about three miles upriver from The Dalles. Its construction lasted from 1905 through 1915. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Fish Ladder at Willamette Falls

    Fish Ladder at Willamette Falls - 1913

    Carved out of solid rock in the 1880s, Willamette Falls' first fish ladder made it easier for salmon to ascend to the upper river. Learn More
  10. Flume and Trestle in Lake Oswego - George M. Weister

    Flume and Trestle in Lake Oswego - circa 1918

    Our original print for this image is identified as "Trestle, Lake Oswego, Ore." in period handwriting in pencil on the back. Learn More
  11. Flume for Cazadero Powerhouse - Reck

    Flume for Cazadero Powerhouse - 1910

    The Cazadero flume was completed in 1907, built from wood to bring water from the Cazadero Dam on the Clackamas river to Faraday Lake, which then powered the Cazadero powerhouse. Learn More
  12. Gold Ray Dam, Rogue River - Kunselman & Gerking

    Gold Ray Dam, Rogue River - circa 1912

    The original for this view is a larger print made by Kunselman and Gerking of Klamath Falls, looking across the Gold Ray Dam, which had been built in 1904. Learn More
  13. Ice Beginning to Form at the New Bolton Reservoir - Davis

    Ice Beginning to Form at the New Bolton Reservoir - c. 1916

    This wintertime view of the newly completed Bolton Reservoir was taken by Oregon City photographer S. P. Davis as part of a series documenting the South Fork water project. Learn More
  14. Interior of Station B Power Plant, Willamette Falls

    Interior of Station B Power Plant, Willamette Falls - 1896

    This detailed view of Station B was created shortly after its completion in 1895. Learn More
  15. Laying Water Pipes down 6th Street, Oregon City - Davis

    Laying Water Pipes down 6th Street, Oregon City - c. 1914

    A ten-inch water main for West Linn is already in the trench, and pipe is being distributed to add a six-inch line to power the new municipal elevator along the bluff in Oregon City. Learn More
  16. Lily White's Houseboat at Dunthorpe Water Works - White

    Lily White's Houseboat at Dunthorpe Water Works - c. 1903

    Lily White and her friend Sarah Ladd were accomplished amateur photographers whose work is still appreciated today. White was known for her houseboat, the Raysark, which she used as her photography headquarters, usually anchored along the Columbia River. Learn More
  17. Looking Across the Willamette, Dunthorpe Water Works - White

    Looking Across the Willamette, Dunthorpe Water Works - c. 1903

    There's little visible development on the east side of the Willamette River in this 1902 view from the south side of the Dunthorpe Water Works. Learn More
  18. Looking Over the Newly Completed Bonneville Dam - Eddy

    Looking Over the Newly Completed Bonneville Dam - 1939

    Bonneville Dam and its associated locks brought huge changes to the Columbia River, as well as the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  19. Lower Falls and Pipe, South Fork of the Clackamas - Davis

    Lower Falls and Pipe, South Fork of the Clackamas - c. 1915

    In this juxtaposition of nature and industry, a large water pipe is carried across the falls by cable - part of the construction of the South Fork water project to provide water to Oregon City and West Linn. Learn More
  20. Members of the Pure Mountain Water League - Davis

    Members of the Pure Mountain Water League - 1916

    These distinguished members of the Pure Mountain Water League, most of them from Oregon City, were among the original promoters of the South Fork Water Project, built to bring clean water from the upper Clackamas River to Oregon City. Learn More
  21. Mills & Power Stations at Willamette Falls

    Mills & Power Stations at Willamette Falls - 1918

    Part of a set of photos of the interior of the woolen mills at the falls, this view was titled "Source of Power, Oregon City Woolen Mills". Learn More
  22. Savage Rapids Dam, Rogue River - Ralph Eddy

    Savage Rapids Dam, Rogue River - 1932

    The Savage Rapids Dam was built as a diversion dam in 1921 by the Grants Pass Irrigation District, and was located on the Rogue River about five miles east of the town of Grants Pass. Learn More
  23. Snoqualmie Falls with Power Plant Number One

    Snoqualmie Falls with Power Plant Number One - c. 1912

    On the back of our original hand-tinted photo is stamped "Colored by Mrs. McBain", so she definitely did the coloring. She may have also been the photographer, as she is listed as such in the Everett directory. Learn More
  24. Station B Electric Plant, Willamette Falls

    Station B Electric Plant, Willamette Falls - c. 1895

    This image shows Station B shortly after it was opened in 1895. It first supplemented, and soon replaced, Station A on the other side of the river, to help meet Portland's growing demand for electricity. Learn More
  25. Table Mountain and Gold Ray Dam, Rouge River - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Table Mountain and Gold Ray Dam, Rogue River - 1914

    Gold Ray Dam was built in 1904 by brothers Colonel Frank Ray and Dr. C. R. Ray to provide power to a gold mine they had purchased near the town of Gold Hill. Learn More
  26. Tunnel Above Clackamas, South Fork Water Project - S. P. Davis

    Tunnel Above Clackamas, South Fork Water Project - c. 1915

    We're looking through a newly-built tunnel on the side of a precipice towering above the Clackamas River. Learn More
  27. Upper Entrance to the Dalles - Celilo Canal - Velarde

    Upper Entrance to the Dalles - Celilo Canal - 1910

    This is the upper entrance of the eight-mile-long Dalles-Celilo Canal, about halfway through its construction process. Learn More
  28. Willamette Falls Mills and Locks, Looking Downstream - Tibbitts

    Willamette Falls Mills and Locks, Looking Downstream - c. 1908

    This highly detailed view of the west side of the Willamette River at the Falls was created by Howard Tibbitts, a San Francisco based photographer. Learn More
  29. Willamette Falls, with Station A in Foreground - Meiser

    Willamette Falls, with Station A in Foreground - c. 1900

    This especially detailed view of Willamette Falls features Station A, the first electrical power plant at the falls and the source of the first long-distance transmission of electricity in the U.S. Learn More

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