Locks - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Factories at Willamette Falls, Engraving - West Shore Magazine

    Factories at Willamette Falls, Engraving - c. 1890

    This engraving is from The West Shore, an illustrated magazine published in Portland from 1875 through 1891. Many of its articles were profiles of towns throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  2. 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
  3. Opening of Cascade Locks - Herrin

    Opening of Cascade Locks - 1896

    This photo was taken to celebrate the opening of the Cascade Locks on November 5, 1896. Learn More
  4. Sternwheeler Ruth in Willamette Falls Locks

    Sternwheeler Ruth in Willamette Falls Locks c. 1897

    By 1897, the pulp and paper mill at Willamette Falls was booming, as can be seen in the background of this photo of the steamer Ruth in the locks. Learn More
  5. Upper End of Willamette Falls Locks - Crawford

    Upper End of Willamette Falls Locks - c. 1890

    This Crawford stereoview shows the locks about twenty years after their construction, looking downstream. By this time the rocky island to their right was completely covered by industries that still exist today - a paper mill and an electric plant. Learn More
  6. Willamette Falls, from Upper End of Locks - Crawford

    Willamette Falls, from Upper End of Locks - 1890s

    A different view of the falls, taken from the diversion area at the upper end of the locks. Learn More
  7. Work Crew at Willamette Falls Locks

    Work Crew at Willamette Falls Locks - 1890s

    The crew lines up on the side of the locks facing the river, as water seeps through from the full chamber behind them. Learn More

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