Overlooking Kettle Falls - circa 1895


Overlooking Kettle Falls

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Like Celilo Falls, Kettle Falls were for thousands of years an important salmon fishing and trading site for Native Americans on the Columbia River. Also like Celilo, these falls were inundated due to dam building in the 20th Century.

The original print lists the name of S. J. Clarke, likely the person looking over the falls, better seen in detail view 1. This may be the S. J. Clarke known for publishing history books, who had locations in both Chicago and Seattle. Since 1942, the falls have been under about 90 feet of water, behind Grand Coulee Dam, which created the 380 foot deep Lake Roosevelt.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA1247
Photographer Unknown
Location Washington State
Subject Waterfalls
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 4.8 x 7.8 inches
Photographer's Number No