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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

Oak Grove project, camp #5 ½ at Roaring River ranger station

Photograph showing a temporary camp at the Roaring River ranger station, looking northwest. Several tent cabins can be seen throughout the middle of the frame, as well as two small log wooden buildings. Forested hillsides can be seen in the background. Written on the negative is “R32.” (Image note: discoloration visible at near top right corner).

Oak Grove project, caterpillar pulling stumps on road at station A

Photograph showing a caterpillar machine and men standing in a clearing of logs and trees. The men on the right side look towards the caterpillar, which is being driven by a man on a bench seat, who is bent to his left. Written on the negative is “E301.09-O-172.” (Image note: discoloration is visible on right and bottom edges of negative).

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