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    Spokane Tourist Guide 1909

    Pioneer Square - Seattle 1909

    Fisher Flouring Mills truck on Spokane Street, 1918 by Seattle Municipal Archives, via Flickr

    Spokane Fire of 1910

    Building Seattle literally meant moving mountains. 1905 The Denny Hotel (later called the Washington Hotel) stands on the south summit of Denny Hill before being torn down.

    Building Seattle literally meant moving mountains. 1910

    Building Seattle literally meant moving mountains. 1930 A crowd gathers to witness the last shovel of dirt and the completion of the second Denny regrade.

    Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake National Geographic | November 1952

    Harvesting hops near Independence, Oregon

    A pic of what Celilo Falls use to look like! #dayshoot30

    Corner of First and Washington Streets, The Dalles, in about 1900. The Dalles Chinatown Site (1865-1930) is one of Oregon's 2013 Most Endangered Places.

    Packy was the first elephant born in captivity in the world in 1962.

    Celilo Fall, Columbia River, what a shame!!!!! It is all gone, submerged under water due to the dam. Makes me SO sad! My dad was going to Pendleton, Oregon for cub scouts and drove by it was there; and the next day he came by it to go home and it was under water. Native American Indian fishermen. What a crying shame it is gone!

    old oregon trail astoria oregon | Astoria, Oregon –

    This photo, circa late 1870s, is the earliest known photo of Sandy. It’s facing east, towards Mt. Hood, with the Revenue Hotel (tour site #6) in the foreground and the Revenue Store just past it. The last building is the Gerdes Store and Sandy Post Office (tour site #3). The Barlow Road is trailing off to the right in the background

    C.M. Forbes Home, Portland, Oregon 1892. [737x1038] (

    The Columbus Day Storm of Oct. 12, 1962, aka "The Big Blow," was among the most intense in recorded history of the Pacific Northwest. Wind gusts reached 116 mph in downtown Portland, cities lost power for 2 to 3 weeks, more than 50,000 homes were damaged, and 38 people died, according to the National Weather Service. In this photo, published on the first anniversary of the storm, shows crews at work in the Park Blocks of downtown Portland.

    BayOcean Rose Parade Float 1909; This Oregon town boasted a heated indoor wave pool and amusement park before falling into the sea.

    Bayocean was a community in Tillamook County, Oregon. Sometimes known as "the town that fell into the sea", it was a planned resort community founded in 1906 on Tillamook Spit, a small stretch of land that forms one wall of Tillamook Bay. Only a few decades later however, Bayocean had become a ghost town, having had many of its attractions destroyed by "man-induced" coastal erosion.

    Riding horses on a suspension bridge over the Snake River, Oregon. Coming from the Idaho side, 1950. -- Gerald W. Williams Collection, Oregon State University Libraries

    Bayfront Street Scene, Newport, OR, 1920's (UO Libraries)

    Wagon Train heading west