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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

Vancouver ferry

Photograph showing a frames image of the Vancouver Ferry on a body of water (likely the Columbia River). A smokestack on the ship releases steam into the air, and the shoreline can be seen in the distance. People can be seen on the front and back of the ship, as well as an automobile.

1964 Christmas Flood, spillway

Photograph showing a spillway structure during the 1964 Christmas flood (taken December of 1964). Water can be seen rapidly spilling down the structure, with a small building visible at the far side of the river. High water levels can be seen upriver, in addition to forested hillsides and trees.

Willamette River distress

Manuscript that recollects when Governor Clarence D. Martin called out Portland's mayor at the time, Mayor Carson, on the pollution being dumped into the Willamette River. The document goes on to point out how this is a violation of state law. Portland was not the only area affected.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Columbia River pollution

Manuscript describing the problem of pollutants being dumped into the Willamette River and later traveling to the Columbia River where pollution is killing the fish. The author asserts that individual sportsmen and anglers have to follow the pollution laws but companies are not being held to the same standard. The author also states that citizens of Portland were initially on board to install sewage systems but support vanished once it was realized that the funding would come from property owners and not the government.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Wealth may come from primitive areas in Oregon

Manuscript that examines the uptick of interest and financial gain in Oregon's outdoors. A particular interest in the Rogue River Valley is explored. The author comments on the amount of funds for paving roads in order to allow people to access the wilderness easily. The document also points out that there are many ways to destroy natural areas, but few are considering how to preserve them.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Articles discussing pollution of Willamette River, creation of an executive committee for sportsmen, and the American Nature Association Alaska expedition

Newspaper clippings discussing pollution of the Willamette River, the creation of an executive committee representing sportsmen, and the American Nature Association expedition to Alaska. A newspaper clipping describing an encounter with a mountain beaver is included.

Ketchikan Alaska Chronicle (Firm)

"Whales, ospreys, and elk teeth"

Newspaper clipping discussing various obstacles faced by the Oregon Game Commission, including the killing of ospreys at Mirror Pond. The article also focuses on the stocking of trout in the Calapooia River.

The Times (Brownsville, Or.)

Articles

Newspaper clippings discussing Portland's efforts to acquire a loan to build a sewage system and Finley's lectures on wildlife in the southwestern United States. Additional article discusses Finley's role on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act advisory board.

Billings Gazette

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