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Columbia Basin Compact Issues Review
Conservation of natural resources; Reservoirs; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Fish; Water power; Water use;
73 p. A report submitted to the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission detailing issues of importance to interstate water compact negotiations. Addressed are subjects identified as being related to interstate...
Construction of fish truck at Ariel Dam
Dam construction; Dams; Scaffolding; Men; Construction workers; Trees;
Black and white image showing construction on the Ariel Dam. In the distance are trees along the top of the hillside. In the upper right of the picture is a wooden structure consisting of scaffolding and...
Bonneville Dam: 1939 Aerial Photographs
Dams; Fish ladders; Fish hatcheries; Hydroelectric generators; Electric lines; Lakes & ponds; Rivers;
3 aerial photographs and a guide map of the Bonneville Dam area taken in 1939 as part of the OCSW river survey.
Columbia Unveiled : being the story of a trip, alone, in a rowboat from the source to the mouth of the Columbia River, together with a full description of the country traversed, and the rapids battled, by an old voyager and whitewater man
Discovery & exploration; Explorers; Rivers; Rowboats; Rapids;
446 p. At the age of 68 M. J. Lorraine explored the Columbia River from its source to its mouth alone in a rowboat. He was the second person, after David Thompson in 1811, to make this unbroken voyage...
David Thompson, Pathfinder and the Columbia River
Discovery & exploration; Explorers; Rivers; Mountains; Geography; Indians of North America; Men;
9 p. Transcription of an address given at the annual meeting of the Pioneer Association of Stevens County at Kettle Falls, Washington, on June 23, 1911. Elliott points out that the early white explorer...
Hauling Seine, Columbia River, Oregon
Fish; Fishermen; Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing nets; Fishing boats; Rowboats; Rivers; Riverbanks; Water; Men; Hats; Aprons; Hills; Trees; Clothing & dress;
A black-and white photograph of a group of men on a bank of the Columbia River. On the bank lies a fishing seine or net, which some of them are still hauling out of the water. Dark floats can be seen at...
Fisherman and Sturgeon Columbia River
Fish; Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing boats; Fishermen; Rowboats; Rocks; Rivers; Riverbanks; Water; Hats; Shirts, Men's; Coats; Pants; Shoes; Trees; Hills; Beards; Mustaches; Ropes;
A black-and-white stereographic photograph. A white man sits at the prow of a wooden rowboat which is pulled partway onto a bank of the Columbia River. He wears a hat with a rounded crown and wide brim,...
Fishing on the Columbia River
Fishermen; Afro-Americans; Fishing; Fish; Fishing & hunting gear; Rivers; Logs; Riverbanks; Water; Utility poles; Pails; Hairstyles; Shirts, Men's; Coats; Pants; Shoes;
A black-and-white stereoscopic view of a man fishing. The man appears to be either Asian or black. He wears a light shirt and dark jacket, both with wide sleeves, medium-light pants, and dark shoes. Half...
Fish wheel on the Columbia River. Commercial method of salmon fishing. About 1915. (On sticker on back of photo)
Fishing industry; Fishing; Riverbanks; Rivers; Water; Trees; Mountains; Buildings;
A black-and-white photograph showing a wooden fish wheel on the Columbia River. Across the river several buildings are visible on the shore. Forested hills rise up to the mountains. It looks as though...
Men shoveling smelt from boat bottoms into boxes at Columbia River Smelt Co., Kelso, WA
Fishing; Fishermen; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing boats; Fishing industry; Smelt; Rivers; Riverbanks; Men; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Hats; Shirts, Men's; Coats;Pants;
Black and white image of four men, one of whom is shoveling smelt from the bottom of a boat into wooden boxes. The boxes have the words "From the Columbia River Smelt Co. Kelso, Wash." stamped on them....
Men seining with horses at edge of Columbia River.
Fishing; Fishermen; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing boats; Fishing industry; Fishing nets; Rivers; Riverbanks; Men; Trees; Steamboats; Cliffs;
A black and white image of men with horses using nets to sein at the edge of the Columbia River. A small sailboat is in foreground and a steamboat is on far side of river. All of the men wear hats, some...
Men in boat taking salmon from fish trap on Columbia River. J.F. Ford photo.
Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishing boats; Fishing industry; Fishing nets; Rivers; Riverbanks; Trees; Men; Fish; Salmon;
Black and white image of men in a boat taking fish from a fish trap on the Columbia River. The trap is constructed of tall wooden poles with nets strung in between them. There are four men in the boat,...
Fish wheel off point of land on Columbia River
Fishing; Fishing industry; Rivers; Riverbanks; Trees; Mountains; Fishing boats; Piers & wharves;
Black and white image of a fish wheel along the banks of the Columbia River. In the background are mountains and trees lining the riverbank. Several houses can be seen on the opposite shore. The fish wheel...
View of Maryhill, Wa., and Columbia River, from Samuel Hill property. Two steamboats moored at town
Hills; Rocks; Rivers; Cities & towns; Steamboats; Water; Trees; Buildings; Plants; Riverbanks; Roads;
A black and white image identified as a view of Maryhill, Washington, from Samuel Hill's property, showing two steamboats moored at the town. In the foreground are rock outcrops; the hill down which we...
Columbia River Gorge from Chanticleer Inn.
Hotels; Valleys; Riverbanks; Rivers; Water; Islands; Trees; Buildings; Roads;
A black-and-white photograph of the Columbia River Gorge taken from the site of the Chanticleer Inn, which was built in 1912 and burned in 1930. It is now the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint....
Columbia River Power and the Northwest
Hydroelectric power; Public utility companies; Electricity; Dam construction; Dams; Rivers; Power industry; Power plants; Navigation; Irrigation; Transportation;
30 p. This pamphlet, published by the Bonneville Power Administration, details that body's construction of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams. It discusses the benefits from improved inland navigation...
Ice banks, 20 feet high on the banks of the Columbia, at Arlington, after the blockade, Jan 21,1909.
Ice; Riverbanks; Rivers; Hills;
A black-and-white photograph. At the bottom is written in white ink "Ice banks, 20 feet high, on the banks of the Columbia, at Arlington, after the blockade, Jan 21,1909." On the riverbank the ice is piled...
Ice blockade Columbia River. Arlington, Ore, Jan. 19. 1909.
Ice; Rivers; Water; Buildings; Shrubs; Snow; Riverbanks;
A black-and-white photograph. Written at the bottom in white ink is "Ice blockade Columbia River. Arlington, Ore, Jan. 19. 1909. Foto by M.E. Shurte." In the foreground twigs of bare branches stick up...
Ice blockade, Columbia River. Arlington, Ore. Jan. 19, 1909.
Ice; Water; Boats; Rivers; Hills;
A black-and-white photo. The caption written on it in white ink says "Ice blockade, Columbia River. Arlington, Ore. Jan. 19, 1909. Foto by, M.E. Shurte." A fishing or tug boat and two row boats are hemmed...
Three Native American men spearing salmon on rapids of Columbia River. Prentiss photo
Indians of North America; People; Men; Fishermen; Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Salmon; Water; Waterfalls; Riverbanks; Rivers; Rocks; Wooden buildings; Hills; Spear fishing; Spears; Hats; Clothing & dress;
Black and white image of three Native American men fishing from rocks at Celilo Falls. All hold long poles or spears. Two are wearing caps, while one wears what looks like a knitted cap. Two of the men...
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