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Sledders on toboggan run

Photograph of three unidentified people riding a sled down an elevated track, probably the toboggan run at the Battle Axe Inn in Government Camp, Oregon. The ground and trees on either side of the run are covered in snow.

Snow-covered road and cars outside Battle Axe Inn, Government Camp, Oregon

Photograph showing a row of cars parked outside the Battle Axe Inn in Government Camp, Oregon. The inn is surrounded by deep snow, and the inn’s roof and some of the cars are snow-covered. A cropped version of this photograph was one of two that were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 31, 1934, under the headline “Mount Hood Snow too Plentiful for Skiing.” The photograph had the following caption: “Too much, not to little, snow forced postponement of Sunday’s scheduled Mount Hood ski tournament until New Years [sic] day.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Cars buried in snow in front of Battle Ax [sic] Inn.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Predict Good Ski Weather For New Year,” which reported that about three feet of snow had fallen since the previous Friday. Image note: A mark that may be the number 1 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Vincent, Ralph

“D.117. From Rooster Rock to Oneonta Falls. Bridal Veil Bluff, looking West.”

View of Bridal Veil Bluff covered in snow during the winter storm of 188401885. There is an unidentified many standing in front of a cabin in the foreground and a train in the background on the right half of the image. This plate is part of an album of Watkin’s New Series photographs originally owned by Charles H. Prescott, manager of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"D.120. From Rooster Rock to Oneonta Falls. The Needles."

View of railroad tracks passing through the rock formation known as the Needles on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge during the winter storm of 1884-1885. This plate is part of an album of Watkin’s New Series photographs originally owned by Charles H. Prescott, manager of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

"Winter View from Bridal Veil."

Winter view of the Columbia River and the Cascade Mountains of the Columbia River Gorge, taken from Bridal Veil, Oregon. Snow on the ground and railroad tracks in the foreground. There is a wooden structure in the trees near the tracks.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

George L. Baker, Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Frank C. Riggs in snow at Union Station, Portland

Photograph of (from left) Portland Mayor George L. Baker, composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Rose Festival association president Frank C. Riggs standing in ankle-deep snow outside Union Station in Portland on January 20, 1927. That day, a cropped version of this photograph, along with image No. 371N0394, was published on Page 18 of the Oregon Journal. The photographs were published under the headline “Getting Ready for June’s Roses.” This photograph had the following caption: “Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer of ‘Rosaria,’ arrives to confer with Rose Festival board on coming pageant. Above—F. C. Riggs, president of festival association, Wakefield and Mayor Baker revel in snow in front of Union station.” The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Composer Here to Work on Rose Festival Music,” which reported that Cadman was serving as director general of the 1927 festival pageant. See additional related image Nos. 371N0136 and 371N0393.

Crews clearing snow on Columbia River Highway?

Photograph showing unidentified men using shovels and axes to clear snow from a road, possibly the Columbia River Highway. Deep snowbanks, taller than the men and a car behind them, line both sides of the road. The photograph may have been taken in February 1922. See related image Nos. 373G0518, 373G0519, 373G0520, 373G0522, 373G0523, 373G0524, 373G0525, 373G0526, 373G0527, 373G0528, and 373G0529. Image note: Photograph shows speckling due to deterioration of the negative.

Car on Columbia River Highway? between deep snowbanks

Photograph showing a car on a road, probably the Columbia River Highway. Deep snowbanks, taller than the car, line the road on either side. An unidentified man is in the driver’s seat. The photograph may have been taken in February 1922. See related image Nos. 373G0518, 373G0519, 373G0520, 373G0522, 373G0523, 373G0524, 373G0525, 373G0526, 373G0527, 373G0528, and 373G0529.

Bus passengers? posing on snow-covered road between Portland and The Dalles

Portrait of a group of people, probably bus passengers traveling between Portland and The Dalles, standing on a snow-covered road in a forest. Some of them are holding shovels. Several people at the back of the group are sitting on top of a Columbia Stages bus. See related image Nos. 376G0094, 376G0095, 376G0096, 376G0097, 376G0098, 376G0099, 376G0100, and 376G0101. Image note: Right corners of negative are broken off.

Oak Grove project, cabin and weather observing station at intake

Photograph taken from a slight high angle looking downward at a cluster of small wooden buildings on a snow-covered hillside. At the base of the hill, a man faces forward towards the camera, while another stands next to the log cabin further uphill. Written on the negative is “cabin and weather observing station at intake, 12/12/20.”

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