Columbia Gorge - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. An Elaborate Fishing Platform at Celilo Falls c 1942

    An Elaborate Fishing Platform at Celilo Falls - circa 1942

    This World War II era photo shows that while fishing platform footings and men's clothing had changed, the basic technology and fishing techniques at Celilo had stayed pretty much the same. 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. Boating at Castle Rock - Weister

    Boating at Castle Rock - c. 1901

    Two properly attired women manage their rowboats in the foreground of this idyllic scene at Castle Rock, now known as Beacon Rock, on the Columbia River. Learn More
  5. Cape Horn - Haynes

    Cape Horn - 1880s

    A rowboat makes its way along the edge of Cape Horn, on the Washington side of the Columbia River. Learn More
  6. Cape Horn on the Columbia River - Meiser

    Cape Horn on the Columbia River - c. 1900

    This very detailed view of Cape Horn is reproduced from an original glass negative created by Oregon photographer Jesse A. Meiser in about 1900. Learn More
  7. Cape Horn, Columbia River - Near View - Davidson

    Cape Horn, Columbia River - Near View - 1870s

    This near view of Cape Horn shows several small waterfalls amid the pinnacles. Learn More
  8. Castle Rock - Meiser

    Castle Rock - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of Castle Rock (now called Beacon Rock) was taken looking upstream from the north bank of the Columbia River by Vancouver photographer Jesse Meiser. Learn More
  9. Castle Rock from Oregon Side - Davidson

    Castle Rock from the Oregon Side - 1880s

    An unusual view of Castle Rock (now Beacon Rock) from across the Columbia River. Learn More
  10. Castle Rock, Near View - Davidson

    Castle Rock, Columbia River, Near View - c. 1878

    Now known as Beacon Rock, this striking feature is located near Skamamia on the northern side of the Columbia. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. Evergreen Highway Looking West at Rock Shed Around Cape Horn - Ralph Eddy

    Evergreen Highway, Looking West at Rock Shed Around Cape Horn - c. 1930

    In 1927, thirty-seven tons of dynamite were used to clear the way for the Evergreen Highway to extend around the river side of Cape Horn in Washington. Unfortunately, the blast loosened much more rock than anticipated, and hundreds of feet of railroad as well as buildings and a farm were covered in the ensuing landslide. Learn More
  13. Fishing with a Dip-net at Celilo Falls

    Fishing with a Dip-net at Celilo Falls - 1942

    This dramatic photo shows the size of some of the dip-nets used to catch salmon at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. Learn More
  14. Indian Camp at the Head of the Dalles - Watkins

    Indian Camp at the Head of the Dalles - 1867

    Seen from the Washington side of the Columbia, a modest dwelling overlooks the head of the Dalles, where the river narrows on the far side heading downstream to the right. Learn More
  15. Indian Village at The Dalles, Washington Side - Vail

    Indian Village at The Dalles, Washington Side - 1905

    This rare, and detailed, early view of a village on the Washington side of The Dalles is printed from an original glass negative created by amateur photographer Willis Vail. Learn More
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Railway Under Construction near Castle Rock

    Railway Under Construction near Castle Rock - c. 1905

    While the work crew's steam engine looks like something from the 1870s, we suspect this view is from the early 1900s, when railway lines were being extended along the north bank of the Columbia River. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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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