Willamette Falls and Locks - c. 1880


Willamette Falls and Locks - Crawford

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Opened in 1873, by 1880 the locks still hosted only a few wooden frame buildings, mostly for the use of the lock-keepers and their families. The town of Canemah is visible in the distance beyond the falls. This photo was apparently taken shortly after another Crawford stereoview, shown as the first "Related Photo" below. The long structure on the river side of the locks has been added, though it seems another building on the ledge in the foreground may have been removed. Still operating today, the Willamette Falls Locks recently reopened after being closed for inspections and repairs. As I write this, Lock Festival 2010, a celebration of all things lock-related, is set to occur tomorrow, May 15, 2010. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0479
Photographer James G. Crawford
Location West Linn, Willamette Falls, Clackamas County
Subject Locks
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Stereoview Panel
Size of Original 3.0 x 3.5 inches
Photographer's Number Number 3