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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, laying railroad tracks

Photograph showing workers laying wooden railroad ties during the construction of railroad tracks. A large piles of wood is visible on a train car, in front of which several pieces of the same wood are laid out on the ground. (Image note: negative sleeve indicates the location as “just below red rocks”).