Rivers and Streams

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  1. Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - George M. Weister

    Cedar Island and Beavertail Ridge, Deschutes River - c. 1909

    This overview of Beavertail Ridge is recreated from a glass negative made by George Weister during the Deschutes River Railroad War. You can see tracks being constructed on both sides of the river. Learn More
  2. 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
  3. Hercules Pillars, on the Columbia River - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Hercules Pillars, on the Columbia River - 1907

    This detailed photo of Hercules Pillars, also called The Needles, was created as a glass negative by Howard C. Tibbitts, photographer for Union Pacific and their Sunset magazine. Learn More
  4. Looking Down the Deschutes River - Fred Kiser
  5. Lower Deschutes River, Below Sixteen Canyon - George M. Weister
  6. Lyle, Washington, from Point over Tunnel - Willis W. Vail

    Lyle, Washington, from Point over Tunnel - 1906

    Part of James J. Hill's Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway, completed in 1908 from Spokane to Portland, this view shows the two-track trestle entering the town of Lyle from the east. Learn More
  7. Twohy Bros. Railroad Camp 3/4 Mile Above Lyle, Washington - Willis W. Vail

    Twohy Bros. Railroad Camp 3/4 Mile Above Lyle, Washington - 1906

    This is Camp Number 1 for Twohy Brothers Railroad Contractors, who were building this section of the Portland and Seattle Railway, which had been incorporated in 1905. Learn More
  8. Visiting the Willamette River at Eugene City

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