Columbia River Gorge and Oregon Cascades

St. Peter’s Dome and Rock of Ages, Columbia River Gorge Oneonta Gorge Small group at Horsetail Falls?, Columbia River Gorge Aerial view of Crown Point and Columbia River Highway Unidentified man in field with view of Mount Hood Unidentified man and dog in Columbia River Gorge? Unidentified man and girl with dogs on bank of Columbia River with view of Beacon Rock Multnomah Falls and snow-covered cliffs Aerial view of Vista House and Crown Point Viaduct Wooden post near riverbank, Columbia River Gorge Railroad along riverbank, Columbia River Gorge Columbia River Gorge Horsetail Creek and bridge, Columbia River Highway, in winter Winter view of Columbia River Gorge from Crown Point Cloud Cap Inn, Mount Hood Aerial view, east face of Mount Hood Aerial view, south and east faces of Mount Hood Aerial view, south face of Mount Hood Aerial view, southeast face of Mount Hood Obstructed aerial view of Mount Hood Aerial view, Mount Hood Loop Highway and Government Camp, Oregon Aerial view of Cascade Locks, Oregon; Columbia River; and Bridge of the Gods Aerial view of Hood River, Oregon, and Columbia River Gorge Aerial view of Troutdale, Oregon, and Sandy River Aerial view of Hood River, Oregon Man next to Samuel Hill monument at Chanticleer Point Samuel Hill monument at Chanticleer Point Samuel Hill monument at Chanticleer Point
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Org. Lot 1368.I.2

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Columbia River Gorge and Oregon Cascades


  • 1902 - 1947 (Creation)


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The Oregon Journal was an afternoon newspaper based in Portland, Oregon. Originally founded in March 1902 by Alfred D. Bowen under the name Evening Journal, Charles Samuel (“Sam”) Jackson purchased the newspaper that July and renamed it the Oregon Journal. Originally located in the Goodnaugh Building, the Journal’s offices moved to the Jackson Tower in 1912, where they remained until 1948, when the paper moved into the Public Market building on Portland’s waterfront. The Jackson family retained ownership of the paper until the death of C. S. Jackson’s son Philip in 1953.

The Journal was known for some innovations. It shipped additional issues to Oregon’s coastal towns during the summer months as a means of boosting circulation. It was also the first newspaper in the United States to own a helicopter, and its waterfront building included a helicopter pad.

The Journal was considered a rival to Portland’s other major newspaper, the Oregonian, throughout its existence. The Journal’s editorials favored the Democratic Party, in contrast with the Oregonian’s Republican leanings, and expressed what some labeled an anti-establishment tone. However, the two papers became intertwined as time went on. In the 1950s, the Journal began to suffer from revenue losses, and discussed the possibility of sharing production facilities with the Oregonian. For the first five months of the protracted Portland newspaper strike which began in 1959, the Journal and Oregonian published joint issues. In August 1961, the Oregonian Publishing Company, by then owned by newspaper mogul Samuel I. Newhouse, purchased the Journal for $8 million. With this sale, the Journal offices and production facilities merged with those of the Oregonian on SW Broadway, although the Journal retained its own editorial department and tone.

The Journal’s highest circulation was at 201,000 in March 1948. By 1982, circulation had reduced to a little more than 100,000, and the paper struggled to remain relevant in an age where afternoon newspapers were considered obsolete. The Journal published its final issue on September 6, 1982. The paper’s staff and production were then absorbed into the Oregonian.

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Due to the high-risk nature of the format, the Oregon Journal negatives are not available to the public for physical access.

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Org. Lot 1368, OHS Research Library

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In Copyright ; Copyright held by Oregonian Publishing Group.

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