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Silver thaw

Photograph showing street scene with icy streets and electric utility lines, possibly at Washington and Park. Several horse-drawn carts can be seen in the distance, as well as pedestrians. Icicles hang from the electric utility lines throughout the frame.

Silver thaw, Grand Avenue

Photograph showing a Grand Avenue with a layer of snow and ice. Damaged utility poles and electric lines can be seen on the ground near the center of the frame. A truck and a group of people are gathered around the damaged pole, with other people visible further down the street. Above, numerous overlapping electric lines can be seen.

Oregon City paper mills

Photograph taken at a high vantage point, looking north, of paper mills in Oregon City, showing railroad tracks and the Willamette River. The Oregon City Bridge (Arch Bridge) can be seen in the distance crossing the river. Industrial buildings line the river on the opposite banks. Written on the top of a building is a large sign with “Crown Willamette Paper Company” and “Hawley Pulp and Paper Company.”

Estacada Park

Photograph showing a forested area with an arched “Estacada Park” sign. A fenced area can be seen in front of the sign, which is built on two pillars lined with rounded river rocks. A building is visible through the trees, and a flag pole with a United States flag can be seen.

Hillsboro office

Photograph showing the interior of the Hillsboro office for the Portland Electric Power Company (PEPCO). Several large appliances are displayed in the middle of the room, with a smaller display at the back. A counter and desk area can be seen in the background.

Bull Run, reservoir

Photograph of Bull Run reservoir showing dike and temporary falsework for construction of intake. A man in a long coat and hat stands on the dike looking forward. In the background, trees and buildings are visible.

Bull Run, Little Sandy Dam, power plant exterior

Photograph showing the exterior to power plant buildings at the Little Sandy Dam, seen in a wooded setting. Two large buildings can be seen on a hillside, each with large windows. The building near the left side of the frame also includes transformer infrastructure on its roof. Written on the negative is “0356.”

Bull Run, Little Sandy Dam, generator and govenor

Photograph showing the interior of the powerhouse at the Little Sandy Dam, showing several generator units and a man standing near the center of the frame. Written on the side of the units if “Westinghouse.” Behind the generators, details of the industrial building can be seen. Written on the negative is “0352.”

Bull Run, Little Sandy Dam, powerhouse interior

Photograph taken from a high angle looking downward at the interior of the powerhouse at the Little Sandy Dam. Several generator units are visible, as well as a platform accessible via ladders. Several large windows can be seen on the far walls. On the side of the generator units is “Westinghouse.” Written on the negative is “0351.”

Bull Run, Little Sandy Dam, rooming house

Photograph of a rooming house building in the Little Sandy Dam area, with several people seated on a large porch while looking towards the camera. The building is two stories, with decorative points visible on the roof. Foliage and trees can be seen throughout the image. Written on the negative is “0-335.”

Bull Run, contractors camp

Photograph showing several temporary tent structures in a large field. Is the distance, another structure can be seen, in addition to trees and hills. (Image note: discoloration of the negative is visible at the center of the frame, in addition to a small damaged area also near the center).

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