Cleaning Up After the 1890 Flood, Oregon City


Cleaning Up After the 1890 Flood, Oregon City - Prier

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Though not as high in 1861, the flood of 1890 caused extensive damage to buildings on both sides of the Willamette River. This image by Richard Prier shows some of the cleanup process, looking down Main Street in Oregon City. The building on the left is the Oregon City Woolen Mill; in the right foreground is the short-lived Portland Cement Company works, and behind it is the McLoughlin House. Detail view 1 shows us some of the concerned citizens, while detail view 2 shows a horse-drawn fire engine. Note that some of the new electric lines are temporarily tied to one of the power poles.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1147
Photographer Richard Prier
Location Oregon City, Clackamas County
Subject Floods, Mills and Factory Buildings, Mills and Manufacturing, Town Views
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 6.0 x 8.0 inches
Photographer's Number No