1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream


1894 Flood at The Dalles, Looking Upstream - Herrin

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When I first saw this photo, titled by the photographer, "Town View Looking Upstream", I took it as an idylic view of a successful town along the waterfront. It took a few moments before I noticed the buildings along the shore were half-submerged in the flooded Columbia River. The 1894 flood depicted here is known for the highest water flow ever measured in the Columbia - 1,230,000 cubic feet per second - over six times the average annual flow. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0266
Photographer David C. Herrin
Location The Dalles, Wasco County
Subject Floods, Town Views
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.4 x 6.6 inches
Photographer's Number No