Trestle and Houses at the Mouth of Eagle Creek - c. 1916


Trestle and Houses at the Mouth of Eagle Creek - George M. Weister

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Eagle Creek empties into the Columbia just above the current Bonneville Dam, so the look of its mouth would change dramatically twenty years after this photo was taken.

The trestle shown in detail view 1 would no longer exist, as both road and train were moved to higher ground when the dam was completed.
The houses shown in detail view 2, likely the homes of fishermen or fish hatchery workers, would also be gone by 1938.

The Central Hatchery, started in 1909, was at the mouth of Tanner Creek, about a mile downstream. Being below the dam, it is still there, now called the Bonneville Fish Hatchery.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA1160
Photographer George M. Weister
Location Columbia Gorge, Multnomah County
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Houses, Rivers and Streams, Town Views, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 6.3 x 8.2 inches
Photographer's Number Number 19197