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Oak Grove project, looking upstream from powerhouse

Photograph looking upstream and downward at the Oak Grove powerhouse during construction. Wood and metal framework, and men working, can be seen throughout the site, with piles of dirt and lumber in the background. On the left side of the image is a metal bucket attached to a hook and pulley. In the background is the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River.

Oak Grove project, powerhouse

Photograph showing the Oak Grove powerhouse during construction. The Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River can be seen running alongside the building area, while a large pipe and possible flume extend uphill from the structure. A wooden trestle is also visible on the hillside above the building.

Oak Grove project, closing of gates at dam

Photograph showing a cement dam on the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas river, captured immediately after closing for the first time. Water can be seen at the base of the dam to the front, with four men visible to the right. Uphill from the dam structure, other wooden structures can be seen. (Image note: see related image PGE 16-927).

Oak Grove project, water filling pond less than one hour after closing dam

Photograph showing a cement dam on the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River, with a noticeable water pool in front of the dam structure. A man seated on a platform can be seen over the water on the right side of the image, with submerged pieces of wood to the left. Negative sleeve notes “less than one hour after filling.” (Image note: see related image PGE 16-903).

Oak Grove Project, intake

Photograph of Oak Grove Dam showing intake on river from high angle. To the right of the intake, a small wooden building is at the top of a hillside, with several electrical lines visible. Below the building, a large pipe goes into the hillside.

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