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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

Cazadero Dam, flume

Photograph taken from a side angle, showing the flume at the Cazadero Dam/Station G. Below the wooden flume is a dirt hillside with rocks, and a long wooden building can be seen in the background on the right side of the frame.

Station G, Cazadero Dam

Photograph of the Cazadero flume at generating Station G, showing air compressor and pipelines weld, in placing concrete for new bents. Several cars can be seen on a railroad track, and the flume can be seen running along the right side of the frame.

Cazadero Dam

Photograph looking upstream, below proposed upper dam site at Cazadero Dam/Station G. A railroad track and flume can be seen running into the distance around a hillside, and two possible construction vehicles are visible. The river can be seen on the left side of the frame.