Blockhouse, Upper Cascades, Columbia River - 1860


Blockhouse, Upper Cascades - Corps of Royal Engineers

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Fort Lugenbeel, also known as the Upper Blockhouse, was built in 1856 after the "Cascades Massacre" of the Yakima Indian Wars occurred just downstream. This photo was taken four years later, in May, 1860.

Fort Lugenbeel complemented Fort Raines, the "Middle Blockouse", and Fort Cascades, located on an island near the foot of the Cascades. Detail view 1 shows vertical trim boards on the corners, there to protect the exposed ends of the hewn logs used in its construction. If you know the story of the adjacent building shown in detail view 2, please let us know.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA0121
Photographer Corps of Royal Engineers
Location Columbia Gorge, Washington State
Subject Military, Military Buildings
Decade 1860s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 4.6 x 6.6 inches
Photographer's Number Leaf Number 12