Detroit Institute of Arts
National Wildlife Federation
Photograph taken from a high point looking downward at a town of Detroit (Oregon) with several buildings. In the distance a hillside can be seen above the town, leading up to high ridge points. Several areas of burned trees can be seen above the town. Written on the negative is “Looking south at Detroit, Oregon – Nov 6 1920.”
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