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Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998 Columbia River Gorge (Or. and Wash.)
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Portland Women’s Forum members with highway sign

Two members of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, stand in front of a highway sign on the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway. The sign reads “Scenic Columbia River Highway Connects With U.S. 30.” Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 16 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Latourell Falls, after logging

Latourell Falls viewed from the Columbia River Highway, after logging operations removed trees in the area. A truck is parked in a dirt lot in front of the walls, which can be seen behind a hillside. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 3 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Columbia Garden Club, wild flower project

A member of the Columbia Garden Club in Troutdale, participating in the “Save the Wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge” project. The unidentified woman stands on a ladder, holding an flower identification sign for “Sedum Spathulifolium.” The group mounted labels to cliffs in the Multnomah Falls area to increase flower diversity awareness. A story detailing the project was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, October 4, 1953 (negative 3 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah Falls Lodge, damaged by falling tree

Debris at the Multnomah Falls Lodge after a falling tree damaged the building during a heavy rain storm. A fallen tree can be seen on top of two automobiles, with trash and branches strewn across the ground. Photograph from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, December 10, 1953 (negative 2 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah Falls Lodge, damaged by falling tree

Debris at the Multnomah Falls Lodge after a falling tree damaged the building during a heavy rain storm. A large tree can be seen leaning down a cliff side next to the lodge, below an area of damaged roof. Multnomah Falls can be seen at the other side of the lodge building. Photograph from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, December 10, 1953 (negative 6 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah Falls Lodge, damaged by falling tree

A fallen tree at Multnomah Falls Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge. The tree leans downward from a cliff, with several automobiles parked near the damaged portion of the lodge. A gift and coffee shop can be seen on the first floor of the stone building. Photograph from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, December 10, 1953 (negative 7 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fire in North Bonneville, Washington

A burned building in North Bonneville Washington, taken at night. Beds, a sink, and other pieces of furniture can be seen in the building. A large fire, likely started near Copeland Lumber company, spread through much of the business and residential sector of the town (negative 6 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fire in North Bonneville, Washington

A man uses a shovel to sort through debris after a fire at a gas station in North Bonneville Washington. Taken at night, the charred remains of gas pumps can be seen. A large fire, likely started near Copeland Lumber company, spread through much of the business and residential sector of the town (negative 9 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Worker at Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth

Photograph showing a smiling man at the Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth, in Cascade Locks. He is standing along the side of a dirt road, and is leaning downwards with a pick ax. Snow is on the ground behind the man (negative 12 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Road sign at Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth

Photograph showing a carved wooden sign at the Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth, in Cascade Locks. The sign reads “Columbia River Civilian Public Service Camp No. 21.” Buildings and a forested hillside can be seen in the background (negative 14 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Columbia River Gorge scenery, after logging

Members of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, observing damage due to logging operations on the Columbia River Gorge. The women wear hats and jackets as they stand on a hillside, in front of a dirt mount. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 1 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Eagle Creek Forest Camp

A man stands next to a sign for the “Eagle Creek Forest Camp, Mount Hood National Forest.” A “Closed For Season” tag has been attached to the front of the sign, which is mounted to a rock pillar, likely next to the Historic Columbia River Highway. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 15 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Women’s Forum members with sign

Two members of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, stand in front of a sign near the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway. The signs reads “Famous Scenic Route Turn Right,” and includes a visual description of the road, showing waterfall stops. The women wear hats and long coats. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 17 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. George Vancouver traveling under the Interstate Bridge after launch from Vancouver Shipyard

Photograph showing the S.S. George Vancouver traveling on the Columbia River, under than open Interstate Bridge, after being launched from the Vancouver Shipyard. A river boat can be seen next to the larger ship, and people watch from the short along the bottom of the frame (negative 9 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Buildings at Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth

Photograph showing buildings at the Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Wyeth, in Cascade Locks. Two shingled buildings are at the base of a forested hillside, with snow on the ground. Groups of men walk through a courtyard outside of the buildings. A sign reads “Civilian Public Service Camp No.21, Brethren Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee” (negative 8 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Columbia River Gorge scenery, after logging

A denuded hillside in the Columbia River Gorge during logging operations. I piece of machinery can be seen at the top, with pieces of timber falling down hill. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. A dirt road is in the foreground. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 2 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Women’s Forum members on Columbia River Gorge

Two members of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, stand on a set of cement steps in front of an unidentified waterfall area. Water can be seen cascading down basalt. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 23 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Columbia River Gorge scenery, after logging

Members of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, speaking to a group of men outside a sawmill on the Columbia River Gorge. The building has been constructed on the side of a denuded hillside, with cut logs on the ground. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 5 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Columbia River Gorge scenery, after logging

People using machinery to drag logs downhill towards the historic Columbia River Highway, east of Latourell Falls. A house can be seen next to the road, with the Columbia River in the distance. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 6 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Latourell Falls

People on a trail in front of Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Water cascades down the basalt rock face, in front of a wooden bridge, seen at the right side of the frame. Members of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, wearings jackets and hats, walk with a group of men. Photograph taken as part of a series documenting the effort of the Portland Women’s Forum, Save the Gorge committee, to curtail logging in the area. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 6, 1952 (negative 9 of 23).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Punchbowl Falls, Columbia River Gorge

Photograph looking down at Punchbowl Falls, located on the Eagle Creek Trail on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Taken from a nearby hillside during recovery efforts for the body of Francis E. Foss (negative 6 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fire in North Bonneville, Washington

Two people walking away from the camera during a fire at North Bonneville, in the Columbia River Gorge. In front of the pair is an aged wooden building with a sign that reads “Goddards Pool Room.” A large fire, likely started near Copeland Lumber company, spread through much of the business and residential sector of the town (negative 4 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fire in North Bonneville, Washington

A jukebox and pinball machines, in an outside area at night, taken during a fire in North Bonneville Washington. A man in a suit stands in front of one of the pinball machines. A large fire, likely started near Copeland Lumber company, spread through much of the business and residential sector of the town (negative 5 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah Falls Lodge, damaged by falling tree

Debris in a room at the Multnomah Falls Lodge after a falling tree damaged the building during a heavy rain storm. The room appears to be a utility closet, with a work bench and paint cans visible through a doorway. Photograph from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, December 10, 1953 (negative 1 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Multnomah Falls Lodge, damaged by falling tree

A damaged room at the Multnomah Falls Lodge, after a falling tree damaged the building during a heavy rain storm. Wooden lath can be seen underneath an area of damaged plaster, with two twins beds littered with building debris. Photograph from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, December 10, 1953 (negative 3 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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