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Oak Grove project, looking north down elk Lake

Photograph looking across Elk Lake, showing the prominent point of Battle Axe Mountain in the distance. Many of the trees in the image appear to be recently burned. Written on the negative is “Looking up Elk Lake from outlet – Battle Axe Mt at back” and “E309.09-O-9.” (Image note: see related image PGE 16-23).

Station A

Copy of Photograph, showing Station A at Willamette Falls in Oregon City. Multiple generators with large belts can be seen in a high ceiling room, and an individual can be seen standing in the background. Copy made April 16, 1915.

Station B

Photograph showing the interior of Station B in Oregon City. On the main floor are several large machines (generators?) with other electrical infrastructure visible near the ceiling. An individual stands at a small desk near the middle of the frame, and is looking at the camera.

Station B

Photograph showing the exterior of Station B in Oregon City. The flowing Willamette River can be seen at the base of the stone building. Behind, utility poles and another building can be seen at the top of a hill.

Station B, exterior

Photograph taken from a distance showing Station B in Oregon City. Numerous buildings are visible throughout the frame, both on the near and far shores of the Willamette River. Several large smokestacks can be seen on multiple buildings.

Station B

Photograph taken from a high angle showing the exterior of Station B in Oregon City. Willamette Fall is visible at the center of the frame, and a building is on the left side. Across the water, several building can be seen on a wooded hillside.

Station B, Oregon City Dam

Photograph showing a dam at Willamette Falls in Oregon City. In the center of the frame, water cascades through an opening between a building and dam structure. Numerous other buildings and utility poles can be seen throughout the image.

Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.

Portland General Electric Company

Scenic view of Willamette Falls

Photograph showing water cascading down Willamette Falls in Oregon City. Industrial buildings can be seen just above the falls, with a rocky cliff and houses visible in the background. Above the waterfall is a spillway. Written one of the of large industrial buildings is "Publishers Paper Co."

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