042 Chenoweth & The Dalles

I will be breaking this into some sub-pages soon enough, but I need to sort through the material I have at this point to see how to make sense of that first... And, obviously, I've got a lot left to post for this section!  12.27.14

Wasco County 3, Chenoweth, 1933 - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Page 031 - Township 2 N. Range 13 E., Chenoweth, The Dalles
Atlas: Wasco County 1933
State: Oregon
Metsker Maps 1933
Item # US1328884
Historic Map Works.
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1328884/Page+031+++Township+2+N++Range+13+E+++Chenoweth++The+Dalles/Wasco+County+1933/Oregon/

1934 Map, The Dalles (section of original), from The Dalles 1:125,000 topographic quadrangle. - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Original map surveyed in 1929-30, contour interval of 50 feet. The Washington side of the river is not depicted on the map. -- University of Washington Library Collections Website, 2002
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/Historical/LewisClark/volcanoes_lewis_clark_april_18_1806.html

Wasco County 4, The Dalles, 1933 - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Page 032 - Township 1 N. Range 13 E., The Dalles, Threemile Cr.
Atlas: Wasco County 1933
State: Oregon
Metsker Maps 1933
Item # US1328885
Historic Map Works.
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1328885/Page+032+++Township+1+N++Range+13+E+++The+Dalles++Threemile+Cr/Wasco+County+1933/Oregon/


Oregon State Archives - A 1940 Journey Across Oregon:

THE DALLES, (fr. flagstones) 100.8 m. [West of Hwy. 730 Junction]  (95 alt., 5,885 pop.).

Points of Interest: Federal Building, City Hall, Wasco County Court House, The Horn, Fort Rock, St. Mary's Academy, and others.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/exhibits/across/biggs.html

The Dalles (a French word meaning "cobble stones," which accurately described the river bed at this point)...

Peg Willis. Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be Done. Charleston: The History Press. 2014. 16

The Dalles is an old city with a long history -- farming, ranching, aluminum smelting, -- and an emerging identity, thanks in part to ... Google, which arrived in 2006 and built a computing center the size of two football fields.  (Durbin 3)

I am not sure if this first photo is west or east of The Dalles yet...

1948 Flood
Photographer uncertain

1948 Flood, West End of 2nd St.
Photographer uncertain

1948 Flood, Seepage and Sandbags, West End of 2nd St.
Photographer uncertain

Railroad Yards, 1948 Flood
Photographer Uncertain

The photo below probably not taken on the CRH route, but it does show the road conditions in The Dalles before the construction of the CRH.

1917, West 6th St
Photographer Uncertain


The Dalles Lewis and Clark Monument

Proposed Monument. Lewis and Clark Memorial Association. c. 1930s

Pg 58 in this 1946 State Parks report discusses the monument.

Location of Lewis and Clark Monument - CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Google Earth Imagery Date: July 18, 2010

Monument base before construction of picnic structure. Date Unknown.
Request to nominate the Lewis and Clark Monument for inventory designation to the local Historical Register. City of The Dalles - Historic Landmarks Commission
http://www.ci.the-dalles.or.us/sites/default/files/imported/agendas/planning/historical/PDFs/hlcagenda062613.pdf


Lewis and Clark Monument
Google Street View

The Dalles Lewis and Clark Monument was built prior to World War II starting in 1939. During the War, all work was halted and the project never resumed. In the 1960's, the Dalles Lions Club constructed a picnic shelter surrounding the Monument. Over the past decades, the structure has fallen into disrepair and posses a safety risk for users of the new skate park that is located next to the monument. A decision to remove the structure and donate the usable materials to The Dalles Parks and Recreation for future construction of new smaller shelters was approved.

https://www.facebook.com/TheDallesLewisAndClarkMonumentProject/info

Request to nominate the Lewis and Clark Monument for inventory designation to the local Historical Register. 2013. City of The Dalles - Historic Landmarks Commission
http://www.ci.the-dalles.or.us/sites/default/files/imported/agendas/planning/historical/PDFs/hlcagenda062613.pdf

Never-completed Gorge Monument is Torn Down East Oregonian
January 18, 2014
Via Peg Willis ( Building the Columbia River Highway )
- CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Ranging from Portland eastward to The Dalles, the first state owned park area along the Columbia River Highway is a tract of one acre, situated just above the lower Sandy River bridge; the last one the Lewis and Clark Plaza , Just within the west limits of The Dalles.  -W. A. Langille, State Parks Historian, 1946 (Langille and Boardman 4)




Waldron Drugstore


Cut off from the rest of downtown by the Union Pacific tracks and from the Columbia River by I-84, the Waldron Drugstore, built in 1867, leads a precarious existence in no man's land.

After the Flood of 1880, First Street, which the building faced, was raised twelve feet, making the entrance below street level. Over time, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company's right of way built up, so that the first six or so feet of the buildings front is buried by 129 years of accumulated ballast. Historic importance aside (Walt Whitman once stayed there when it was a boarding house) with no easy road access its prospects appear dim.




Black & White Restaurant - "Official" Roadhouse

Latourell Falls: Roadhouse Respite Interpretive Sign - "Official" and Unofficial Roadhouses
Guy W. Talbot State Park. Columbia River Gorge National Recreation Area. Oregon. December 10, 2013.
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE



Columbia River Highway, The Dalles
"Looking west on Second Street from the Bluffs"
Clarence E. Mershon. The Columbia River Highway: From the Sea to the Wheat Fields of Eastern Oregon. Portland: Guardian Peaks Enterprises. 2006. 1st Edition. 214.





The Dalles - California Highway

I am putting this heading here to remind myself to create a page for this when I break out this section into sub-pages.  There's some cool stuff out there, some stuff that is very reminiscent of the old CRH, some artifacts that have survived in the dryer, and quieter, environment that has been lost along the CRH...

I am not going all in, of course, not "Recreating" this old highway.  But a page worth of interesting, somewhat topical material should be a nice addition to the site.

No. 4. The Dalles-California Highway—
From a point on Highway No. 2, at or near The Dalles, south via Shaniko, Redmond, Bend, LaPine and Klamath Falls to the Oregon-California State Line.

Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State
Highway Commission, by S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn


Oregon State Archives - A 1940 Journey Across Oregon:

At 97.8 m[West of Hwy. 730 Junction] is a junction with State 23.

Left on State 23 along gorge-enclosed watercourses to the plateau ran the Barlow road, first road over the Cascades from The Dalles region to the Willamette Valley. The route crosses Wasco County, once an empire in itself. With boundaries that reached from the Columbia River to the California Nevada Line, and from the Cascades to the Rockies, it was the parent of 17 Oregon counties, the greater part of Idaho, and portions of Wyoming and Montana. The name, meaning a cup, or small bowl of horn, was derived from a local Indian tribe, known for its art of carving small bowls from the horns of wild sheep.

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/exhibits/across/biggs.html

Eastbound:
CLICK HERE to continue exploring the highway

Westbound:
CLICK HERE to continue exploring the highway

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