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Big Sandy camp

Photograph showing a camp at Big Sandy Dam, made up of wooden buildings surrounded by trees. Electric lines and utility poles can be seen throughout the image. Written on the negative is “339 Big Sandy Camp.”

Big Sandy camp

Photograph showing a camp at Big Sandy Dam, made up of wooden buildings surrounded by trees. The buildings are in a row on a gradual incline, and piles of wood and cut trees can be seen. Written on the negative is “340 Big Sandy Camp.”

Bridge over Oregon Slough on Vancouver Line

Photograph of unidentified bridge crossing body of water, with shoreline visible at right side of image. Taken from a straight vantage point looking down the tracks, a train can be seen in the distance, as well as numerous wooden buildings and electric lines. Likely the same bridge shown in PGE 132-1.

Broadway looking north from Salmon

Street scene photograph taken during the Portland Rose Festival from street level, looking north on SW Broadway from SW Salmon Street. In the distance, the Journal Building (now Jackson Tower) is visible on the right side of the street. Several signs are strung over the street, including for the “Orpheum Vaudeville,” “Hippodrome,” “Baker Theater,” and “Liberty Theater.” Automobiles line both sides of the street, and two street cars can be seen in the distance.

Broadway north from Electric Building

Street scene photograph taken during the Portland Rose Festival from a high vantage point from the Electric Building at 621 SW Alder Street, looking north. Street cars and automobiles are visible on the street. Signs for “Western Union Theater,” “Liberty Theater,” and “Bronson’s” are visible. Evergreen boughs are strung between streetlights, and two American flags hang at the front of the frame.

Bull Run, Big Sandy spillway

Photograph showing a temporary wooden dam at the Big Sandy Dam site (likely the Marmot Dam). Two workers stand on the wooden structure while looking upward at the camera. In the background, sandbags, woodpiles, and work tools can be seen. Written on the negative is “#33, Spillway in tempy dam at Big Sandy, Oct 21, ‘11.”

Bull Run, Little Sandy Dam construction

Photograph showing construction at the Little Sandy Dam. A wooden structure is visible at both sides of the flowing river, with men standing on top of the structure. In the background is a wooded hillside and small wooden structure. Written on the negative is “Progress L.S. Dam, Freshet Oct 3, 2911.” (Image note: edge of glass is broken, obscuring some text).

Bull Run, Little Sandy Dam construction

Photograph taken on railroad tracks, looking at tracks and a seated man in a small rail car. Wooden and gravel debris can be seen throughout the image, and a small wooden building can be seen at the left side of the frame on a hillside. Written on the negative is “0-338” and “July-3-1912.”

Bull Run, Little Sandy Dam flume

Photograph looking downward at a wooden flume and railway track built on a hillside. The wooden structure continues into the distance, where more tree covered hillsides can be seen. In the bottom left corner of the frame, a man is looking at the camera and leaning against a cushioned seat, likely on a railway car. Written on the negative is “0-337, July-3-1912, Bull Run Flume.”

Bull Run, Little Sandy Dam, generator and govenor

Photograph showing the interior of the powerhouse at the Little Sandy Dam, showing several generator units and a man standing near the center of the frame. Written on the side of the units if “Westinghouse.” Behind the generators, details of the industrial building can be seen. Written on the negative is “0352.”

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