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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. Cape Disappointment, Lighthouse & Cannon - Muybridge

    Cape Disappointment, Lighthouse & Cannon - 1871

    This photo of Cape Disappointment's lighthouse and cannon was taken by Eadweard Muybridge in spring of 1871, when he was hired by the Lighthouse Board to photograph lighthouses from Washington Territory to San Diego. Learn More
  5. Captain Charles Wilkes - Silsbee, Case and Co.

    Captain Charles Wilkes - 1863

    Born in 1798, Captain Charles Wilkes is best known for leading the United States Exploring Expedition, which circumnavigated the world from 1838 through 1842, and spent significant time in the Pacific Northwest in 1841. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. Colonel George Wright - Brady

    Colonel George Wright - c. 1860

    Colonel George Wright graduated from West Point in 1827, and spent almost forty years as a military officer, much of it in the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  8. Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor

    Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor - c. 1911

    The USS West Virginia, a Pennsylvania class armored cruiser, was commissioned in 1905 and initially served as part of the Atlantic fleet before joining the Pacific fleet in 1908. Learn More
  9. Early Tepee and Canoe, Pend Oreille River - Royal Engineers

    Early Tepee and Canoe, Pend Oreille River - c. 1860

    A bark canoe and a reed-mat covered tepee sit across the Pend Oreille River from the British Northwest Boundary Commission's encampment near the Canadian border. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. Fort Canby & "Big Betsy" Cannon - Meiser

    Fort Canby & "Big Betsy" Cannon - c. 1900

    "Big Betsy" was the nickname given to Fort Canby's 15-inch Rodman cannon, the largest of the fort's muzzle loading cannons. Learn More
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Fort Canby, Showing Cannonballs - Davidson

    Fort Canby, Showing Cannonballs - c. 1885

    This view of Fort Canby in southern Washington gets close enough to show an intriguing detail -- cannonballs used as yard ornaments. Learn More
  15. Fort Canby, Washington Territory - Davidson

    Fort Canby, Washington Territory - 1880s

    Fort Canby at Cape Disappointment, on the Washington Territory side of the mouth of the Columbia River. Learn More
  16. General Isaac Stevens

    Gen. Isaac Stevens, First Governor of Washington Territory - c. 1861

    The first governor of Washington Territory, appointed by President Pierce in 1853, Isaac Stevens is also known for his survey of a northern railroad line that he completed as he traveled slowly across the continent on the way to his new position. Learn More
  17. Government Building with Military Camp, Lewis & Clark Expo - Indahl

    Government Building Military Camp, Lewis & Clark Expo - 1905

    The Government Building hosted exhibits from many branches of the U. S. government at the Lewis and Clark Expositon - including the military. Here two types of tents fill the east lawn near the waters of Guild's Lake. Learn More
  18. Lake near Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - Hazeltine

    Lake near Old Blockhouse at the Cascades - 1880s

    One of several lakes located near the Old Blockhouse at the Upper Cascades, on the north bank of the Columbia River. Learn More
  19. Launch of the 1st Liberty Ship, the Star of Oregon

    Launch of the 1st Liberty Ship, the Star of Oregon - 1941

    A large crowd has turned out at the Kaiser Shipyards in Portland on May 19, 1941, to celebrate the launch of the first of many Liberty Ships built here. Learn More
  20. Light Battery, Fort Stevens - Davidson

    Light Battery, Fort Stevens - 1880s

    The Light Battery training at Fort Stevens, near Astoria on the Oregon coast. Learn More
  21. Lighthouse & Cannons, Cape Disappointment - Meiser

    Lighthouse & Cannons, Cape Disappointment - c. 1900

    The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seaman of the dangerous bar at the mouth of the Columbia. It is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast. Learn More
  22. Marine Band Members at Camp Compson, Gladstone

    Marine Band Members at Camp Compson, Gladstone - 1893

    An annual gathering of the Oregon National Guard brought these three (four, if you count the fellow asleep in the tent) musicians to Camp Compson in August of 1893. Learn More
  23. 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
  24. Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - Indahl

    Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - c. 1905

    Taken upstream from its companion photo (see Related Photos below), this view shows two unidentified Navy ships resting in the waters of the Willamette in Portland. Learn More
  25. Navy Ships on the Columbia River - White

    Navy Ships on the Columbia River - c. 1903

    The anchor rope from photographer White's houseboat can be seen tied to a tree in this view of Navy ships on the Columbia, taken and developed by her without having to leave her home on the water. Learn More
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Portage Railroad, Middle Blockhouse at Cascades - Watkins

    Portage Railroad and Middle Blockhouse at Cascades - 1867

    Looking downstream on the wooden tracks of the portage railroad on the Washington side of the Columbia Cascades. Learn More
  29. Soldiers in Hoquiam Logging Camp - Bain News Service

    Soldiers in Hoquiam Logging Camp - 1918

    Starting in 1917 the Army sent 10,000 soldiers to Oregon and Washington logging camps to cut timber as part of an effort to harvest 10 million board-feet of spruce a month for aircraft construction. Learn More
  30. 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
  31. The First Boeing Airplane Company Factory

    The First Boeing Airplane Company Factory - 1917

    The Boeing Airplane Company was founded in the old E. W. Heath Shipyard, which name is still visible on the right side of the building. Learn More
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. U. S. S. Oregon, After Turret - Hart

    U. S. S. Oregon, After Turret - c. 1898

    This view shows the rear-facing armament of the U.S.S. Oregon, including the 13" main guns, the 8" secondaries above them, and the 3 pounder (1.85") anti-torpedo boat guns above them. Learn More
  36. U. S. S. Oregon, Forward Turret and Bridge - Hart

    U. S. S. Oregon, Forward Turret and Bridge - c. 1898

    A large crowd of civilians has come on board the battleship U.S.S. Oregon in this view in an unidentified harbor, likely taken shortly before the Oregon left for the Philippines. Learn More
  37. U. S. Warship Under St. Johns Bridge - Eddy

    U. S. Warship Under St. Johns Bridge - 1933

    An unnamed U. S. warship passes under the St. Johns bridge on its way back down the Willamette River. We're looking northeast, towards St. Johns. Learn More
  38. USS Charleston, The 1st US Protected Cruiser, in Portland - Towne

    USS Charleston, The 1st US Protected Cruiser, in Portland - 1892

    This is the second USS Charleston. It was an important ship - the first US protected cruiser to be built. Learn More
  39. USS Marblehead, with Old Steel Bridge & Union Station - Indahl

    USS Marblehead, with Old Steel Bridge & Union Station - c. 1905

    The USS Marblehead rests in the Willamette River, in front of the original Steel Bridge, which had a rotating center span. The Marblehead received her battle stars during the Spanish-American War, during which she helped capture Guantanamo Bay. Learn More
  40. 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
  41. 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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