Columbia Gorge - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Approaching Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway - Clark Kinsey

    Approaching Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway - c. 1923

    Most people know Mitchell's Point as the location for the tunnel with windows, built for the historic Columbia Gorge Highway in 1915. Learn More
  2. Fish Wheel at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - McAlpin

    Fish Wheel at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - c. 1885

    Fish wheels, water-powered mechanisms that "mined" salmon, were active on the Columbia River from 1879 through 1934. Learn More
  3. Fish Wheel near the Lower Cascades - Harnish

    Fish Wheel near the Lower Cascades - 1900s

    A detailed view of an elaborate fixed fish wheel on the bank of the Columbia River. Learn More
  4. Government Locks at the Cascades - Kilburn

    Government Locks at the Cascades, Columbia River - c. 1890

    It took 18 years to build these locks, which were completed in 1896. They operated for forty years, until being submerged by Bonneville Dam in 1938. Learn More
  5. Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Looking East - Cross & Dimmitt

    Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Looking East - c. 1921

    This view of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, on the old Columbia River Highway, is recreated from a hand-colored print by Cross & Dimmitt. Learn More
  6. Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - Cross & Dimmitt

    Interior of Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Showing its 5 Windows - c. 1921

    Mitchell's Point Tunnel was designed by Oregon highway engineer John Arthur Elliott, and was completed in 1915. Its five windows allowed travelers to view the Columbia River while passing through the tunnel. Learn More
  7. Looking North over the Town of Cascade Locks

    Looking North over the Town of Cascade Locks - c. 1900

    This highly-detailed turn-of-the-last-century photo shows a residential area of Cascade Locks, the locks, and the river and hills to the north. Learn More
  8. Mitchell's Point from the Washington Side - Kiser

    Mitchell's Point from the Washington Side - c. 1916

    An unusual view of Mitchell's point, looking at it from a distance rather than the classic photos taken from inside the "windowed" tunnel. Learn More
  9. Steamer Hassalo Going Over the Cascades of the Columbia - Hutchins

    Steamer Hassalo Going Over the Cascades of the Columbia - 1888

    This was quite the famous photo in its day. That day was May 26, 1888 when the Hassalo was taken down the Cascades of the Columbia, making the 6 mile trip in 7 minutes. Learn More
  10. Sternwheeler Dalles City - Herrin

    Sternwheeler Dalles City near the Cascades - 1890s

    The sternwheeler "Dalles City" labors to head upstream near the Cascades. Learn More
  11. The Cascades of the Columbia River - Detroit Photographic Co.

    The Cascades of the Columbia River - 1901

    A sternwheeler exits the newly completed locks on its way downstream. Learn More
  12. The Tooth Bridge, O. R. R. at Cascades - Watkins

    The Tooth Bridge, O. R. R. at Cascades - 1867

    Looking upstream along the Tooth Bridge on the 5-mile-long portage railroad on the Oregon side of the Cascade Rapids. Learn More
  13. Tooth Bridge, Portage Railroad at the Cascades - Watkins

    Tooth Bridge, Portage Railroad at the Cascades - 1867

    Looking upstream along the Tooth Bridge at the 5-mile-long portage railroad on the Oregon side of the Cascades. Learn More
  14. Wind Mountain from Columbia River Highway - Darius Kinsey

    Wind Mountain from Columbia River Highway - 1923

    This image was captured by photographer Darius Kinsey, best known for his logging photos from Washington state. Learn More

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