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Aerial view of Oregon City and Willamette River

An aerial view showing the Willamette River in Oregon City, looking south. The Oregon City Arch Bridge crosses the Willamette River, to the west of Main Street. Willamette Falls, and a Portland General Electric dam and hydroelectric power plant can be seen on the river to the south of the bridge. Streets and houses in a grid pattern are on the east side of the river. Photographed with a K-25 camera (negative 3 of 14).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Aerial view of Oregon City and Willamette River

An aerial view showing the Willamette River in Oregon City, looking south. A dam can be seen at Willamette Falls, with a Portland General Electric hydroelectric power plant visible on the right side of the river. Roads are on either side of the river. Photographed with a K-25 camera (negative 2 of 14).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cleaning fishways at the Bonneville Dam

A man cleaning the fishways at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. He stands within a tall cement structure, wearing a rain suit and using a hose (negative 2 of 14).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Dam 1 at Portland Water Works

Photograph taken from the top of Dam 1 at Bull Run. The dam features a decorative railing, gatehouse, and light posts along the top. At the center of the dam are three closed gates. A logged hillside can be seen in the background (negative 11 of 31).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Dam 1 Portland Water Works

Photograph taken from a distance showing Dam 1 at Bull Run. A decorative railing, gatehouse, and light posts can be seen at the top of the dam, beyond which a reservoir can be seen (negative 26 of 31).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam

A man stands on top of a structure at the McNary Dam, on a wooden walkway. The Columbia River can be seen next to the dam, in front of basalt cliffs in the distance. Above the dam is a metal crane. Engineers at the dam were attempting to trap and save blueback salmon to strengthen the 1951 run. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1951 (negative 4 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam

Choppy water at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Water can be seen flowing through the cement structures into the pool below. Engineers at the dam were attempting to trap and save blueback salmon to strengthen the 1951 run. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1951 (negative 10 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam

A view of the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. An area of rocks is at the left side of the frame, in front of the cement dam structure. A raised control house can be seen at the top of the dam. Engineers at the dam were attempting to trap and save blueback salmon to strengthen the 1951 run. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1951 (negative 5 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam

Workers in hard hats stand on the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. A crane can be seen above a cement tower, lined with a railing. Engineers at the dam were attempting to trap and save blueback salmon to strengthen the 1951 run. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1951 (negative 13 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

A man surveys a dirt area in front of large spillway bays at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River, during its construction. Water can be seen at the base of the cement pillars, with the Columbia River visible in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 1 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

An overhead view of construction at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. The structure is built of wood, rebar, and cement, with the water visible in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 23 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

Construction at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Water can be seen at the base of the spillway bays, with the dam structure in various stages of construction with wood and cement. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 5 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

Excavation at the McNary Dam site on the Columbia River, most likely in preparation for the construction of a powerhouse on the Oregon side. Heavy equipment and workers can be seen in a rocky pit. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 13 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

Workers during construction of the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. A crane is lowering a large unit, which is being guided by several workers wearing safety hats. They stand on a structure made of wood and rebar. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 21 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

An overhead view of construction at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. The river extends into the distance, while a dirt berm is being constructed at the center of the frame. At the bottom is a dam structure built of wood, rebar and cement. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 24 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

People working on the McNary Dam on the Columbia River, between Oregon and Washington. A portion of the dam is framed in by wood, with rebar in place for cement. Workers are standing on top of the structure. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 2 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

A fish ladder being built at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Taken from a high angle and looking downward, wood and rebar can be seen throughout the scene, with the river visible in the distance. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 22 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

A partially completed cofferdam at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Water can be seen flowing through the wooden structures, which appear to be filled with pieces of stone. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 6 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction

A partially completed spillway bay at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. A wooden stairway has been constructed up the side of the structure, with wood and rebar visible at the top. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 7 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction scene

A launderette near the Columbia River, photographed during construction of the McNary Dam. The “Launderette” building is in an open grassy area, with a sign reading “Launderette rough dry, wet or finish” sign in the foreground. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 20 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction workers

A McNary Dam construction worker sits on the running board of an automobile, smoking a cigarette. He wears a safety hat and is seated next to a group of workers that appear to be talking to one another. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 40 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction workers

Construction workers on the McNary Dam build project on the Columbia River. The men are wearing hard hats and vests, and appear to be talking in a group. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 32 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam construction workers on ferry

A ferry on the Columbia River, carrying workers during the construction of the McNary Dam. Automobiles and people can be seen on the ferry, which appears to be docked on the river. Next to the ferry is another ship, the Betty Lou Russell. The far shore of the river can be seen in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 31 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam worker, during construction

A worker during the construction of the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. The man wears a hard hat and is standing in front of a mechanical unit with multiple levers. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 30, 1950 (negative 29 of 42).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam, dipnetting by crane

Blueback salmon in a dipnet being lifted from the water at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. The water churns beneath the net. Engineers at the dam were attempting to trap and save blueback salmon to strengthen the 1951 run. A similar photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1951 (negative 23 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

McNary Dam, fish caretaker

A fish elevator caretaker at the McNary Dam uses a net to capture blueback salmon at the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. He stands in front of a pot lined with metal mesh, while holding two fish in a net. Engineers at the dam were attempting to trap and save blueback salmon to strengthen the 1951 run. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1951 (negative 16 of 26).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland Water Works

Cascading water viewed from inside a doorway at Bull Run. Likely taken from a dam structure, water can be seen flowing down a river surrounded by trees (negative 17 of 31).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rogue River aerial view

An aerial photograph of the Rogue River, showing several docks, and what is likely the removed Savage Rapids Dam near Grants Pass (negative 1 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998