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VIEWS OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION STATE OF OREGON USA
This album is a collection of 37 photos of the construction of the Columbia River Highway and 5 photos of the John Day Highway. The album is signed by Arthur Prentiss with a stamp at the back of the front cover.
The album was made just when the highway was almost finished, so this is a c. 1917 album.
The album represents views in the State of Oregon of this National Landmark which is also a Escenic Highway. Its description as a landmark can be read in this document:
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK NOMINATION
COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY
The Columbia River Highway (CRH) National Historic Landmark District is located in the state
of Oregon, along the south side of the Columbia River between the cities of Troutdale (14.2
miles east of Portland) and The Dalles (88 miles east of Portland). The CRH was the first
modern highway constructed in the Pacific Northwest and the first scenic highway constructed in
the United States. The road became a trunk route from Portland’s large commercial center to
eastern Oregon and points beyond. The highway’s alignment remains true to the plan that
Samuel C. Lancaster and others envisioned for its original configuration.
It has landscapes of the following counties:
Hood River County
The photographs show: The twin tunnels, the Rowena Loops, landscapes, bridges etc.