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JOHNSTON-4
Front caption: Highest Concrete Chimney in the World, 317 1/2 feet. Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c. 1906
Publisher: Tacoma Post Card Co., Publishers.
Notes: 25
Description: Here is an Tacoma Smelter photograph of what was then the highest concrete chimney in the world at 317 1/2 feet--later a chimney height at the ASARCO plant would reach 571 feet, before being shortened to 562 feet due to repairs in 1937. The last stack was brought down by implosion in 1993.
Subjects: Industrial facilities--Tacoma; Smelters--Tacoma; American Smelting & Refining Co. (Tacoma); Smokestacks--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 5300 No. 52nd St.
Category: Commerce and Industry

FLEMING-209
Front caption: Bull Elk-Olympic Peninsula, Wash.
Date: c. 1940
Notes: Ellis #40
Description: Elk cows average 500 lbs., stand 4½ feet at the shoulder, and are 6½ feet from nose to tail. Bulls are some 25% larger than cows at maturity, weighing an average of 700 lbs., standing 5 feet at the shoulder and averaging 8 feet in length. The largest of the subspecies is the Roosevelt elk, found west of the Cascade Range in the U.S. states of California, Oregon and Washington, and in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Subjects: Elk--Washington; Forests--Washington; Trees; Antlers;
Category: Animals

FLEMING-141
Front caption: Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon Oregon Coast Highway
Back caption: Yaquina Bay Bridge The channel is spanned woth 600-foot steel through arch and two 350-foot steel deck arches. The north and south plazas are each 51 feet long and rise from city and state parks. Total length of structure, 3, 260 feet, about 5/8 mile. The roadway is 27 feet wide with two 3 1/2 foot sidewalks. Main piers are carried 50 feet below zero tide level.
Date: c. 1936
Publisher: Wesley Andrews, Co., Portland, Ore.
Notes: 981 Photo by Wesley Andrews 6A-H1496
Description: The Yaquina Bay Bridge is an arch bridge that spans Yaquina Bay south of Newport, Oregon. The bridge opened on September 6, 1936, at a cost of $1,301,016. A total of 220 people worked to pour 30,000 cubic yards of concrete and fabricate 3,100 tons of steel.
Subjects: Bridges; Arches; Steel; Concrete;
Category: Bridges

SIRLES-36
Front caption: Astoria Column
Back caption: Erected in 1926, it commemorates the settlement of the West. A circular stairway of 166 steps leads to the top. It is 125 feet high. Astoria, Oregon.
Date: c. 1970
Distributor: Anderson's Scenic Post Cards, Portland, Oregon 97219
Notes: Photot by Mel Anderson, DAS-2A, Another Andre original, Curteichcolor.
Description: Constructed of concrete, 125 feet high, with the State seal of Oregon on the top with over 500 feet of artwork adorning the exterior, the Astoria Column is an imposing sight. Completed in 1926, extensive renovations were completed in 2004.
Subjects: Columns; Tourism; Concrete construction; Art objects;
Category: Oregon

FLEMING-224
Front caption: Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho
Date: c. 1918
Publisher: Chas C. Tobias, Pub., Boise, Idaho.
Description: Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River located approximately five miles east of Twin Falls, Idaho. Sometimes called the "Niagara of the West," Shoshone Falls is 212 feet high--36 feet higher than Niagara Falls-- and flows over a rim 900 feet wide.
Subjects: Waterfalls; Rivers; Rock formations;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

FLEMING-162
Front caption: Suspension Bridge, Capilano Canyon, 200 feet high, Vancouver, B.C.
Date: c. 1917
Publisher: Published by the Coast Publishing Co., Vancouver, B.C.
Notes: R-56619
Description: Vancouver's oldest tourist attraction stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. George Grant Mackay, the civil engineer who was responsible for setting aside the land for Stanley Park, built the original bridge in 1889.
Subjects: Suspension bridges, Rivers; Trees; Rapids;
Category: Canada

FLEMING-139
Front caption: Siuslaw River Bridge, Florence, Oregon Oregon Coast Highway
Back caption: Siuslaw River Bridge The channel is spanned by a double leaf steel bascule draw span with a clear distance of 140 feet between piers and two 154-foot concrete through tied arches. North and south approaches consist of concrete viaduct landing on state parks. Total length of structure, 1,650 feet, about one-third mile. Road 27 feet wide with two 3 1/2 foot sidewalks.
Date: c. 1936
Publisher: Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Ore.
Notes: 983 Photo by Wesley Andrews 6A-H1498 "C.T. Colortone" Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
Description: The Siuslaw River Bridge is a bascule bridge that spans the Siuslaw River on U.S. Route 101 in Florence, Oregon. It was designed by Conde McCullough, built by the Mercer-Fraser Company of Eureka, California, and funded by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (later renamed the Public Works Administration). It opened in 1936.
Subjects: Bridges; Arches; Parks;
Category: Bridges

KLASSY-12
Front caption: Pavilion at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1915
Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco
Printer: Printed in the United States
Notes: 702.
Description: In 1901 Edwin D. Ferris was awarded a contract to run a restaurant and boathouse at Point Defiance, and by the end of the next year plans were in place for he and his wife to build a restaurant and pavilion at their own expense--in return they would get a 10 year contract for the restaurant and boat house concessions. The octogonal structure was 60 feet in diameter, with an additional 16 feet of porch extending from it. It proved to be so popular that the Point Defiance Line added an additional track to accomodate the visitors who prized the expansive restaurant views and Mrs. Ferris' clam chowder.
Subjects: Point Defiance Boat House (Tacoma); Point Defiance Pavilion (Tacoma); Point Defiance Line (Tacoma); Restaurants--Tacoma;
Category: Point Defiance Park

PETERSON-17
Front caption: Pavilion at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: Published by E. P. Charlton & Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Notes: 702
Description: In 1901 Edwin D. Ferris was awarded a contract to run a restaurant and boathouse at Point Defiance, and by the end of the next year plans were in place for he and his wife to build a restaurant and pavilion at their own expense--in return they would get a 10 year contract for the restaurant and boat house concessions. The octogonal structure was 60 feet in diameter, with an additional 16 feet of porch extending from it. It proved to be so popular that the Point Defiance Line added an additional track to accomodate the visitors who prized the expansive restaurant views and Mrs. Ferris' clam chowder.
Subjects: Point Defiance Boat House (Tacoma); Point Defiance Pavilion (Tacoma); Point Defiance Line (Tacoma); Restaurants--Tacoma;
Category: Point Defiance Park

NWRPC-244
Front caption: Pier 7 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington
Back caption: Pier 7 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard - in the middle distance is the Black Ball Ferry Landing connecting with Seattle. Beyond the ferry landing is East Bremerton.
Date: c. 1943
Publisher: Published by Peninsula News Co., Bremerton, Wash.-U.S. Navy Photo
Printer: A "Natural Color Card" Made by E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
Notes: 9244N
Description: Built in 1943, Pier 7 is 731 feet long and 60 feet wide. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, on Sinclair Inlet, was established in 1891 and is surrounded on three sides by the city of Bremerton. Still a major northwest employer, it was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1992.
Subjects: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (Bremerton); Black Ball Line; Ferries; Military facilities--Wash.;
Category: Military

SIRLES-44
Back caption: Multnomah Falls This is the largest falls in the Columbia Gorge, dropping 625 feet. A beautiful stopping point on the Columbia River Highway where pleasant trails leave the highway to wind to the falls and farther to Larch Mountain.
Date: c. 1950
Printer: Northwest Curio & Post Card Co., 917 Island, Boise, Idaho
Notes: NCO-13, Natural Color by Mike Roberts Berkeley 2, Calif., C1063
Description: Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls is the second highest waterfall in the nation. It falls 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain. Five flows of Yakima Basalt are visible in the cliff's face.
Subjects: Waterfalls; Columbia River (Ore.); Mountains--Oregon;
Category: Oregon

FLEMING-232
Front caption: Phantom Ship, in Crater Lake, Southern Oregon.
Date: c. 1909
Printer: Made in Germany
Notes: No. 552
Description: In 1902, Congress decided that Crater Lake and its surrounding 180,000 acres were to be "dedicated and set apart forever as a public park or pleasure ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States." It is the sixth oldest national park. The lake was formed after the collapse of an ancient volcano, posthumously named Mount Mazama. This volcano violently erupted approximately 7,700 years ago. That eruption was 42 times as powerful as the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The basin or caldera was formed after the top 5,000 feet of the volcano collapsed. Subsequent lava flows sealed the bottom, allowing the caldera to fill with approximately 4.6 trillion gallons of water from rainfall and snow melt, to create the seventh deepest lake in the world at 1,932 feet. The rock formation shown on the card was so named because it resembles a ship.
Subjects: Rock formations; Lakes & ponds; Parks--Oregon (State); Ships;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

FLEMING-212
Front caption: Crooked River Bridge-Oregon
Date: c. 1945
Notes: Christian S-273
Description: Designed by Conde B. McCullough, this bridge is 464-feet long and consists of a 330-foot two-hinged steel braced-spandrel deck arch. The structure was one of the highest bridges in the United States, at 295-feet from deck to streambed, when it was built. It was completed in 1926.
Subjects: Bridges; Suspension bridges; Steel; Arches; Rivers;
Category: Bridges

FLEMING-202
Front caption: Day-lighted Tunnel at Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon
Back caption: Mitchell's Point Tunnel Beyond Cascade Locks and near Hood River is Mitchell's Point, the old Storm Crest of the Indians, approached by the most daring piece of masonry of the entire highway. Here, as at Crown Point, and in many other places, engineers had to be hung over cliffs with ropes 150 to 200 feet long to blast footing enough to make a survey. The most expensive piece of construction on the highway is Mitchell's Point Tunnel.
Date: c. 1918
Distributor: Chas Lipschuetz Company Portland, Oregon
Notes: 322. Copyright Weister Co.
Description: The Mitchell's Point Tunnel was blasted through solid rock 95 feet above the Columbia River. Its five windows, carved through basaltic rock, afforded a scenic view of the Columbia River Gorge. The Mitchell's Point Tunnel was a prominent feature of the Columbia River Highway, now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway. This famous roadway stretched 125 miles along the Oregon side of the Columbia River between Portland and The Dalles. The road is recognized as an engineering marvel and as America's first scenic highway. By the 1930s, the tunnel was considered inadequate for modern traffic. A wider, river-level route (now designated U.S. Route 30) was built at the base of Mitchell Point around 1937. The five famous windows were bricked up, the tunnel filled with rock, and the viaducts leading to the tunnel were blocked.

The once-celebrated tunnel remained abandoned, but intact, until 1966 when the Mitchell Point Tunnel was destroyed during the widening of Interstate 84.
Subjects: Columbia River (Oregon); Tunnels--Oregon; Rock formations; Scenic overlooks;
Category: Oregon

FLEMING-167
Front caption: Dry Falls State Park Washington A geological wonder of the world. Thousands of years ago torrents of water flowing from an ice cap that covered Western Canada created the 417-foot Dry Falls in central Washington. In the course of centuries a deep canyon was formed in the Columbia Lava Plateau as rock was torn away by the falling water.
Date: c. 1950
Distributor: Copyrighted and Distributed by Western Souvenirs, Inc. Coulee City, Wash.
Notes: Restricted--see NWR staff
Description: Dry Falls no longer carries water, but is the remnant of what was once the largest waterfall known to have existed on earth. Compared to Niagara Falls, that has a drop of 165 feet and is one mile wide, this waterfall was 3.5 miles of sheer cliffs that dropped 400 feet. It is located 7 miles southwest of Coulee City.
Subjects: Photographs; Waterfalls; Rock formations; Parks--Washington;
Category: Parks (general)

FLEMING-138
Front caption: Alsea Bay Bridge, Waldport, Oregon Oregon Coast Highway
Back caption: Alsea Bay Bridge Channel spanned with one 210-foot and two 154-foot conctere through tied arches. The north and south approaches to consist of 150-foot concrete deck arches. The north approach lands on a state park. Total length of structure, 3,028 feet, a little over half a mile. Roadway 24 feet wide, with two 3 1/2-foot sidewalks.
Date: c. 1936
Publisher: Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Ore.
Notes: 982 6A-H1497 Photo by Wesley Andrews "C.T. Art-Colortone" Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
Description: The Alsea Bay Bridge, connecting Waldport with the northern part of Lincoln County on US 101, was originally built using sand taken from the bay. This sand has a high salt content and over the years, the bridge became unsafe. It was demolished, and a new bridge at the same site opened in 1991.
Subjects: Bridges; Arches; Bays;
Category: Bridges

FLEMING-113
Front caption: Dry Falls and Falls Lake, Washington
Back caption: Dry Falls, 3 1/2 miles wide and 417 feet high, rivals the Grand Coulee as a tourist attraction in north-central Washington. During the Ice Age, a wall of water estimated by geologists at from 50 to 300 feet deep, poured over the precipice with the power of 100 Niagaras. Dry Falls has been set aside as a State Park in Washington's fine park system.
Date: c. 1940
Distributor: Copyrighted and distributed by Western Souvenirs, Inc. Coulee City, Wash.
Printer: Natural Colr Post card Made in U.S.A., by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.-DAL
Notes: 202 , 28996 Restricted--See NWR staff
Description: Ten times the size of Niagara, Dry Falls is thought to be the greatest known waterfall that ever existed. Located 7 miles southwest of Coulee City in northeast Washington. It is a feature of Grand Coulee Canyon, which is itself part of the Channeled Scablands that cover three-quarters of eastern Washington.
Subjects: Rock formations; Waterfalls; Parks--Washington (State);
Category: Parks (general)

FLEMING-109
Front caption: Dry Falls, Wash.
Date: c. 1940
Printer: Leo's Studio
Notes: 26-196
Description: Dry Falls no longer carries water, but is the remnant of what was once the largest waterfall known to have existed on earth. Compared to Niagara Falls, that has a drop of 165 feet and is one mile wide, this waterfall was 3.5 miles of sheer cliffs that dropped 400 feet. It is located 7 miles southwest of Coulee City.
Subjects: Waterfalls; Rock formations; Photographs;
Category: Miscellany

GREENWOOD-51
Front caption: Dinner for Two
Back caption: The Space Needle is the most dominating feature in the skyline of Seattle. It rises to the height of 600 feet and is topped by a restaurant which revolves 360 degrees every hour. About 260 persons can be served. An observation deck and snack service is also atop the Needle for those who wish to feast mostly on the tremendous scenic panorama. This structure represents a private investment of nearly $4,000,000.
Date: c. 1962
Publisher: Ellis Post Card Co., Arlington, Wash.
Printer: Dexter Press, Inc. West Nyack, New York
Notes: N-1 62416-B
Description: An image of a man and woman floating up to the restaurant deck of the Space Needle in Seattle, with the man requesting a table for two. The photograph of the Needle shows it being painted orange for its April 1962 World's Fair Opening. Seattle's most well-known landmark, this tower is 605 feet tall, and built to withstand 200 mph winds and earthquakes up to 9.5 magnitude. The restaurant is located at 520 feeet.
Subjects: Space Needle (Seattle); Towers; Couples; Seattle Worlds Fair (Seattle);
Category: Other Cities and Towns

GREENWOOD-42
Back caption: Motor Ferry "Kalakala," world's first streamlined vessel in service between Seattle and Bremerton, Wash. on Puget Sound (Kah-Lock-ah-lah, Chinook for Flying Bird) is the world's first completely Streamlined Motor Ferry. The hull is divided into twenty-five water-tight compartments, making it virtually unsinkable, length over all 276 feet, beam over all 55.8 feet, passenger capacity 2,000, automobile capacity 110, has 5 decks, horsepower main engine 3,000, cruising speed 18 knots. The Kalakala is designed primarily to meet the needs of steadily increasing passenger and automobile traffic on Beautiful Puget Sound.
Date: c. 1954
Publisher: C. P. Johnston Co., Seattle, Washington
Printer: Genuine Curteich- Chicago "C. J. Photochrom" Post Card (Reg. U. S. Patent Off.)
Notes: 603-
Description: Vividly colored portrait of the Kalakala, a reknowned Art-Deco style ferry that ran daily excursions between Seattle-Bremerton from 1935 to 1967. The red-and-black Blackball Line (Puget Sound Naval Company) flag is prominently displayed at the top front of the ship, where a few people stand on the deck. This sturdily constructed ship did indeed prove itself unsinkable during its years of service, surviving a number of collisions and usually causing far more damage than incurring any itself. After being used for over 30 years as a seafood processing plant in Alaska, the ship also survived the trip back home to the Puget Sound in 1998, where it awaits possible renovation.
Subjects: Ships; Kalakala (Ferry); Puget Sound (Wash.);
Category: Ships and Shipping

MAGDEN-11
Front caption: Snoqualmie Falls Wash. 268 feet in height. 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Detroit Photgraphic Co.
Notes: No. 5553
Description: View of Snoqualmie Falls from the pool below. The Falls are located beneath the junction of three forks of the Snoqualmie River in King County, Washington.
Subjects: Snoqualmie Falls (Snoqualmie); Waterfalls--Snoqualmie;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

FLEMING-309
Front caption: Shoshone Falls, Idaho. O.S.L. Ry. Height of Falls 210 Feet.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: Frank H. Lieb, Publ., Salt Lake City.
Printer: Printed in Germany.
Notes: No. 535
Description: Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River close to Twin Falls, Idaho.
Subjects: Waterfalls; Rock formations; Trees;
Category: Other States

MAGDEN-103
Front caption: Northern Life Tower, Third Ave. at University , Seattle, Wash.
Back caption: The Northern Life Tower one of the tallest and most beautiful buildings in the West, is the home of the Northern Life Insurance Co., originators of the Complete Coverage Insurance Policy idea. The building stands at the corner of Third Avenue and University Street, Seattle, 429 feet above sea level and commands a sweeping view of the Puget Sound country.
Date: c. 1928
Printer: Made by Curt Teich & Company, Inc., Chicago, U.S.A.
Notes: 119963
Description: Completed in 1928, this building was the first in Seattle to illustrate the Art Deco or Art Moderne style. When completed, it was one story higher than the Smith Tower, previously called the tallest building west of the Mississippi. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1975.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Seattle; Skyscrapers--Seattle; Architecture--Seattle;
Category: Other Cities and Towns

MAGDEN-84
Front caption: Spanish Dance.
Date: c. 1910
Description: At the gala celebrating the opening of the Stadium Bowl, Miss Helen Parkhurst, Edison teacher, coordinated the finale--described by Shirley Miller in the News Tribune in January, 1940:"Thirty-five thousand girls, attired in brilliant red, yellow and black, pirouetted onto the field with castanets and tambourines tinkling. The dance itself had the audience on its feet when it came to the supposed end. But then the band started another tune and the dancers broke formation; started running from the field the onlookers supposed. But not so. Instead they ran with the precision of a Rockette chorus to their second positions and as the music reached its final crescendo a gigantic living "Tacoma" was spelled out before the surprise and cheering 80,000." Since there was only a total of 18,611 students in the district in 1910, the number of school-girls participating was likely overstated--but it certainly may have felt like that many. Tacoma High School was re-named Stadium High School in 1913.
Subjects: Stadium Bowl (Tacoma); Stadium High School (Tacoma); Dedications--Tacoma; School children--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 211 NO. E ST.; 111 NO. E ST.
Category: Stadium High School & Stadium Bowl

MAGDEN-74
Front caption: Heather Meadows, Mt. Baker--Lodge in Center
Back caption: Heather Meadows, a beautiful alpine park carpeted with heather and dotted with mirror-like lakes surrounded by clusters of evergreen trees. There is no beauty spot in all America that surpasses it.
Date: c. 1930
Publisher: Pub. by Adams News Co., Seattle, Washington.
Notes: 127363, Tichnor Quality Views, 26
Description: Mount Baker is the second most active volcano in the Cascade range, behind Mt. St. Helens. At 10,778 feet, it is the fourth-highest mountain in Washington. It is located in the northwestern part of the state, about 30 miles east of Bellingham.
Subjects: Mount Baker National Forest (Wash.); Flowers--Wash.; Meadows; Lodges--Washington;
Category: Mountains (Other)

PETERSON-47
Front caption: Mt. Tacoma from Paradise Valley, R. Nat. Park, Wash.
Date: c. 1920
Publisher: Wesley Andrews Co. Publishers Baker Oregon
Notes: No. 1135
Description: Paradise is the name of an area at approximately 5,400 feet on the south slope of Mount Rainier. Paradise is the most popular destination for visitors to Mount Rainier National Park. It is only 19 miles from the Nisqually entrance of the park to Paradise.
Subjects: Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Mountain climbing--Washington; Snow; Wildflowers;
Category: Mount Rainier

PETERSON-30
Front caption: Latourelle Falls on the Columbia River Highway, Ore.
Back caption: Latourelle Falls, Columbia River. Latourelle Falls 320 feet. One of the many beautiful falls that is seen from the Columbia River Highway, about 28 miles from Portland.
Date: c. 1932
Publisher: Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Ore.
Notes: 836.
Description: Latourell Falls is located in Guy W. Talbot State Park. The falls is on Latourell Creek and was named after Joseph Latourell, a prominent Columbia River Gorge settler. The falls itself was located on the property of Guy W. Talbot of Portland, who, in 1929, donated 220 acres of property to the State of Oregon. Latourell Falls is at Columbia River Mile 130, approximately one mile downstream of Shepperds Dell and one mile upstream of Crown Point and Rooster Rock.
Subjects: Waterfalls--Oregon; Rivers--Oregon; State parks & reserves--Oregon;
Category: Oregon

PETERSON-20
Front caption: Rainier National Park The Mountain in Winter
Back caption: Mid-winter on Alta Vista, near Paradise Inn, Rainier National Park. Snow at this point sometimes reaches a depth of twenty feet in February.
Date: c. 1937
Publisher: Rainier National Park Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: 4849, 1120-29, CT American Art Colored
Description: This area of Mount Rainier, close to Paradise Inn and Valley, sports the Alta Vista Trail--a 1.5 mile round trip paved hike that showcases the wildflowers in summer.
Subjects: Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Mountain climbing--Washington; Snow; Wildflowers;
Category: Mount Rainier

PETERSON-16
Front caption: Rainier National Park Paradise Valley in Winter
Back caption: Upper Paradise Valley and the Mountain in winter, Rainier National Park. The Winter Lodge is located not far from this scene and is one of the centers of winter sports in the Park.
Date: c. 1930
Publisher: Published by Rainier National Park Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: 26-42, 1100-29, C.T. American Art Colored
Description: Paradise is the name of an area at approximately 5,400 feet on the south slope of Mount Rainier in the national park. Paradise is the most popular destination for visitors to the Park. Ninety-seven percent of the park is preserved as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System, and the park was designated a National Historic Landmark on 18 February 1997 as a showcase for the National Park Service Rustic style architecture (or parkitecture) of the 1920s and 1930s, exemplified by the Paradise Inn.
Subjects: Paradise Lodge (Wash.); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Snow; Trees; Skiing;
Category: Mount Rainier

PETERSON-15
Front caption: Rainier National Park Paradise Inn in Mid-Winter
Back caption: Paradise Inn and the Tatoosh Range in mid-winter, Rainier National Park. This shows an average snow-depth of twenty-two feet and in some places the third-story windows can be entered from the surface of the snow.
Date: c. 1930
Publisher: Published by Rainier National Park Co. Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: T-70, C. T. American Art Colored
Description: The Paradise Inn was originally built in 1916 and 1917. Architects Heath, Gove and Bell of Tacoma chose native materials for the Inn structure. The stone for the foundation was quarried locally and the logs for the structure were hauled from a nearby forest. The inn was closed in 2006 for two years to perform renovations and structural work to allow the inn to withstand a large earthquake. This was done as part of a 30 million dollar project which also included the groundbreaking for a new visitor center at Paradise. The inn was reopened in May 2008.
Subjects: Paradise Inn (Wash.); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); National parks & reserves--Washington; Hotels;
Category: Mount Rainier

PETERSON-12
Front caption: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Valley
Back caption: Along the Line of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Date: c. 1939
Printer: Photographed and copyrighted by Byron Harmon, Banff, Canada
Description: Takakkaw Falls is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park, near Field, British Columbia, in Canada. Its highest point is 1260 feet, making it the second longest waterfall in Canada.
Subjects: Waterfalls; Automobiles; Trees; Canadian Pacific Railway;
Category: Canada

PETERSON-9
Front caption: Columbia Gorge looking East from Crown Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.
Back caption: 8319 COLUMBIA GORGE FROM CROWN POINT. Showing Cape Horn and Castle Rock in the distance. This view shows the concrete supports on the brink of Thor's Heights, and is one of the most prominent viewpoints along the Columbia River.
Date: c. 1920
Publisher: Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon.
Notes: 8319, Americhrome, Portland, Ore.
Description: Crown Point is the name of a promontory on the Columbia River Gorge and an associated state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in eastern Multnomah County, approximately 15 miles east of Portland. Crown Point is one of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, providing a panoramic view of part of the Columbia River. It stands 733 feet above the river and is remains of a lava flow that filled the Columbia River channel 14 million years ago.
Subjects: Rivers--Washington (State); Automobiles; Aerial views; Columbia River (Ore.);
Category: Lakes and Rivers

KISSICK-6
Front caption: Easter Greeting.
Date: c. 1915
Description: Unusual chicken band and a couple enjoying their music. Chickens in the band are embossed on the card, wearing clothes but no shoes. The couple is both embossed and covered with a velvet material, both on their heads and their clothes. They also do not have shoes on.
Subjects: Chickens; Musical instruments; Feet; Greeting cards; Clothing & dress;
Category: Holidays and Greetings

SIRLES-59
Back caption: 1,500 LB. STURGEON SNAKE RIVER, IDAHO
Date: c. 1930
Publisher: Western Sales Co., 406 Iowa St., Boise, Idaho
Printer: Genuine Curteich - Chicago "C.T. Photochrom" Post Card (Reg U.S. Pat. Off.)
Notes: A-3, Photo by Wesley Andrews
Description: Colorized version of an actual photograph taken by Wesley Andrews c. 1910. At the turn of the last century, white sturgeon sometimes reached 20 feet in length and required horses to help haul them out of the river. In 1943, Idaho banned commercial white sturgeon fishing on the Snake River, and since 1970, sturgeon can only be caught on a catch-and-release basis, since the numbers have dramatically declined due to dams, pollution, irrigation withdrawals and heavy harvests.
Subjects: Fishing; Rivers; Conservation of natural resources; Fishing industry;
Category: Just for Fun

SIRLES-26
Back caption: Northern Pacific Railway Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake, Washington--seen by Northern Pacific travelers between Seattle and Portland. St. Helens is noted for its symmetrical beauty and its vicinity is gaining rapidly as a favorite recreational area. The peak is 9,671 feet high. Route of the Vista-Dome North Coast Limited
Date: c. 1970
Publisher: Card by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc., Chicago, Ill.
Notes: Mirro-Krome
Description: View of snow-capped Mt. St. Helens prior to her eruption in 1980. Initially thought to be destroyed in the eruption, Spirit Lake has recovered more quickly than expected from the damage.
Subjects: Mountains--Washington; Lakes & ponds--Washington; Volcanoes;
Category: Mountains (Other)

ANDERSON-22
Front caption: Tacoma, Wash. Point Defiance Park
Back caption: Point Defiance Park consists of 640 acres of natural woodland, surrounded by ten miles of shore-line of Puget Sound waters. From the park, to the west, may be seen the Olympic Range, and to the west, Cascade Range with Mount Tacoma rising to a height of over 14,519 feet. The scenery here is delightfully picturesque.
Date: c. 1909
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Oilette" "Tacoma, Wash." Art Publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen.
Printer: Printed in England.
Notes: Postcard 2687.
Description: President Grover Cleveland signed a bill in 1888 to let the unused military base Point Defiance be used as a city Park. By 1890 a streetcar line was completed to the park, and by 1898, the lodge shown here, a residence for the Park Superintendent, was constructed.
Subjects: Point Defiance Park (Tacoma); Point Defiance Line (Tacoma); Street railroads--Tacoma; Point Defiance Park--Buildings (Tacoma);
Category: Point Defiance Park

ANDERSON-17
Front caption: Camp of Clouds in Paradise Park, Eagle Cliff in background. Elevation 6000 feet, Rainier National Park, Wash.
Date: c. 1907
Publisher: Tacoma Eastern R.R. Co., Pub.
Notes: Photo by Barnes. No. 7
Description: One of the most popular destinations in Mount Rainier National Park, Paradise offers spectacular views. The Inn at Paradise was built in 1916 and 1917, so here is a view prior to it being constructed.
Subjects: Paradise Inn (Wash.); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); National parks & reserves--Washington;
Category: Mount Rainier

ANDERSON-12
Front caption: Ocean Tramps loading Lumber and Saw Mill, Bellingham, Wash.
Date: c. 1908
Publisher: Publ. by Portland Postcard Co., Portland, Ore. and Seatlle, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Notes: 1225.
Description: Cargo ships line the loading dock at a saw mill on Bellingham Bay. Bellingham is a city on the east shore of Bellingham Bay extending east to Lake Whatcom in southwest Whatcom County. Originally several smaller towns, they were consolidated to form what is now Bellingham in 1903.
Subjects: Ships; Cargo ships; Bays--Washington (State); Lumber industry--1900-1910;
Category: Other Cities and Towns

FLEMING-203
Front caption: Daylighted tunnel at Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon
Back caption: This view gives one a clear idea of the wonderful engineering used in the construction of this famous highway. The road is cut through solid granite.
Date: c. 1916
Publisher: Published by the Oregon News Company.
Printer: Printed in the United States.
Notes: O-47, Copyr. C. Weister Co., Portland, Oreg. , Americhrome Leipzig, Berlin, New York, M-21099
Description: The Mitchell's Point Tunnel was blasted through solid rock 95 feet above the Columbia River. Its five windows, carved through basaltic rock, afforded a scenic view of the Columbia River Gorge. The Mitchell's Point Tunnel was a prominent feature of the Columbia River Highway, now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway. This famous roadway stretched 125 miles along the Oregon side of the Columbia River between Portland and The Dalles. The road is recognized as an engineering marvel and as America's first scenic highway. By the 1930s, the tunnel was considered inadequate for modern traffic. A wider, river-level route (now designated U.S. Route 30) was built at the base of Mitchell Point around 1937. The five famous windows were bricked up, the tunnel filled with rock, and the viaducts leading to the tunnel were blocked. The once-celebrated tunnel remained abandoned, but intact, until 1966 when the Mitchell Point Tunnel was destroyed during the widening of Interstate 84.
Subjects: Columbia River (Oregon); Tunnels--Oregon; Rock formations; Scenic overlooks;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

SIRLES-1
Front caption: Mashell Falls near Tacoma, Washington.
Date: c. 1915
Publisher: Publ. by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany
Notes: No. 4037.
Description: The Mashell Falls are located near Eatonville. The falls themselves are a series, ranging from a few small waterfalls, to one over thirty feet high. The Little Mashell and Mashell Rivers are tributaries of the Nisqually River.
Subjects: Rivers--Washington (State); Nisqually River; Waterfalls;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

FLEMING-204
Front caption: "See Washington First." A Crevasse on Roosevelt Glacier, Mt. Baker.
Back caption: See Washington First. A Crevasses on Roosevelt Glacier, Mt. Baker. Mt. Baker is in Whatcom County, Washington, about thirty-five miles southeast of Sumas. It is 10, 827 feet high.
Date: c. 1917
Notes: Photo by Sandison R-34513
Description: Mount Baker is an active volcano in the Cascade Range of Washington State, named after Joseph Baker of the H.M.S. Discovery, who first saw and recorded the peak in 1792. The first successful ascent of the mountain took place in August, 1868. It is located about 30 miles east of Bellingham in Whatcom county, in the Mount Baker National Forest. It has the most glaciers of any mountain in the Cascade range except for Mount Rainier.
Subjects: Mount Baker National Forest (Wash.); Baker, Mount (Wash.); Glaciers;
Category: Mountains (Other)

FLEMING-199
Front caption: Lake Chelan-85 Miles of fresh water beauty in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State
Back caption: The State of Washington Ivites-a-Million to the gateway of the Pacific Ocean's famous Olympic Loop. Hoquiam Jaycees In cooperation with the Washington State Advertising Commission, the Junior Chamber of Commerce is inviting a million visitors to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Washington. For more information about beautiful Washington State, write-Washington State Junior Chamber of Commerce Room 27, Transportation Bldg., Olympia, Washington.
Date: c. 1950
Distributor: N P. Bank Note Co., Tacoma
Description: One of Washington's most popular outdoor recreation areas, this glacier formed body of water has a maximum depth of 1,419 feet which is 340 ft. below sea level. Chelan is the modification of an Indian word meaning "deep water."
Subjects: Lakes & ponds; Mountains; Recreation--Washington;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

FLEMING-182
Back caption: Horsetail Falls About 10 miles from Crown Point on the Columbia River Highway is this falls which gain its name from its appearance. the falls is 221 feet high.
Date: c. 1951
Printer: Color Card Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts Studios, Berkeley 2, California
Notes: C1065
Description: The 178 foot high, 15 foot wide Horsetail Falls plunges down a cliff on the northwest side of Larch Mountain in the shape of a giant, white horsetail. Water flows over the falls throughout the entire year.
Subjects: Waterfalls; Trees; Trails & paths;
Category: Oregon

FLEMING-176
Front caption: Beautiful Washington--Lake Chelan.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Pub. by Pacific Novelty Co. of San Francisco, Cal.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Notes: W. 110.
Description: This spectacular lake, sixty miles long, occupies a U shaped valley which extends northwest to southeast through Chelan County. One of Washington's scenic wonderlands, this glacier formed body of water has a maximum depth of 1,419 feet which is 340 ft. below sea level. Chelan is the modification of an Indian word meaning "deep water."The community of Chelan is at the south end of Lake Chelan west of the Columbia River in east central Chelan County. Chelan was incorporated May 7, 1902.
Subjects: Lakes & ponds; Mountains; Recreation--Washington;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

FLEMING-166
Back caption: Snoqualmie Falls, 30 miles east of Seattle, Washington, on Highway 2, supplies needed energy for light and power. During the spring months more than 20,000 cubic feet of water a second dashes over the 270-foot precipice into the canyon below. Tour the West this year with 76 gasoline.
Date: c. 1945
Notes: Union Oil Company's Natural Color Scenes of the West 47-M-3
Description: Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft. waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington. It is one of Washington's most popular scenic attractions.
Subjects: Snoqualmie Falls (Snoqualmie); Waterfalls--Snoqualmie;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

FLEMING-137
Front caption: Depoe Bay and Bridge, Depoe Bay, Oregon Oregon Coast Highway
Back caption: Depoe Bay and Bridge Unusually sheltered and peaceful bay with narrow walled channel outlet to ocean and well adapted as a harbor for deep sea fishing boats. Many interesting specimens of sea life are brought into this port and may be seen living in the aquarium at the end of the bridge--a beautiful concrete arch span overlooking both the bay and the sea.
Date: c. 1937
Distributor: Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Ore.
Notes: Photo by Wesley Andrews 988 7A-H39 "C.T. Art-Colortone" (reg. U.S. Pat.Off.)
Description: Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon--in the central coast area. The Kuckenberg-Wittman Company of Portland built this single span reinforced concrete deck arch at the mouth of Depoe Bay in 1927. A stairwell on the bay side and a walkway at the north end of the bridge provide access to Depoe Bay State Park. The bridge is 312 feet in length, and the main span is a 150-foot rib deck arch with an open spandrel. The capacity of the bridge was increased in 1940, when an addition was made on the seaward side of the bridge.
Subjects: Bridges; Bays; Arches; Aquariums;
Category: Bridges

FLEMING-130
Front caption: Multnomah Falls, Height 860 ft., Oregon. On line of O.W. R. & N. Co.
Back caption: "On the Road of a Thousand Wonders"
Date: c. 1920
Publisher: Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: C. 1251
Description: Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. The Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company was incorporated in Oregon in late 1910. Union Pacific was the parent company, and over time the O.W.R. & N. Co. just became known as the Union Pacific.
Subjects: Waterfalls; Union Pacific Railroad Co.;
Category: Oregon

FLEMING-120
Front caption: Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, A Fall of 268 Feet
Back caption: Snoqualmie Falls The Falls are located 38 miles from Seattle, on a beautiful paved highway and are called the "Niagara of the West". Snoqualmie Falls Lodge is located on the brink of the Falls, where one can get a wonderful view of the Falls, and in the distance a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains, the majestic beauty of which will long be remembered.
Date: c. 1941
Publisher: Robbins-Tillquist Co., Spokane, Wash.
Notes: Restricted--See NWR staff. 1502 "C.T. Art-Colortone" Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. SA-H878
Description: Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft. waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington. It is one of Washington's most popular scenic attractions.
Subjects: Snoqualmie Falls (Snoqualmie); Waterfalls--Snoqualmie; Hotels;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

FLEMING-117
Front caption: An Oregon Sugar Pine Tree
Date: c. 1915
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons "Oilette" art publishers to their majesties the King & Queen.
Notes: Oregon postcard 2695
Description: Sugar pines are the tallest pines in the world, often growing to heights of 200 feet or more. Some of these trees occasionally exceed 500 years. Sugar pine was 'discovered' by David Douglas of Douglas-fir fame. Here a hunter takes a break up against the base.
Subjects: Trees; Forests; Foliage; Hunting;
Category: Oregon

FLEMING-105
Back caption: Mount Adams, southern Washington, is a weathered giant 12,470 feet high and one of the major Cascade cones. An accessible peak, its mountain meadows are filled every season with huckleberry pickers. Drive north from the Columbia River. Tour the West this year with 76 gasoline.
Date: c. 1950
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: Union Oil Company's Natural Color Scenes of the West 47-A-1
Description: Beautiful Mount Adams is about 30 miles east of Mt. St. Helens and 30 miles north of the Columbia River.
Subjects: Adams, Mount (Wash.); Columbia River (Wash.); Autumn; Foliage;
Category: Mountains (Other)

FLEMING-59
Front caption: A Washington "Big Stick".
Date: c. 1909
Publisher: Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash.
Printer: Made in Germany.
Notes: No. 7025 Official AYPE emblem located on back top left corner.
Description: A logger leans back against an enormous log resting on a rail car. This is probably one of two logs exhibited at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition where two huge pieces of timber, interchangeably referred to as the "Big Stick", were displayed at the Forestry Building. This might be the 156 feet long log cut down in Cowlitz County, shipped by the Castle Rock Logging Company to Seattle, and displayed on the back porch of the Forestry Building.
Subjects: Fairs--Seattle; Exhibitions--Seattle; Logs; Lumber industry;
Category: Fairs, Parades, Expositions, Clubs and Events

FLEMING-17
Front caption: Interior Cloud Cap Inn, near Summit of Mt. Hood, Oregon.
Back caption: Cloud Cap Inn on the western slope of Mt. Hood, at an elevation of over 7000 feet, is an ideal spot for a summer vacation. In addition to the attractive and comfortable appointments of the inn, the far reaching view of mountains, rivers and valleys, is unsurpassed anywhere on the globe. The numerous mountain streams in the immediate vicinity afford excellent sport for the angler.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon.
Notes: P1044 2574
Description: An elderly woman relaxes in one of several rocking chairs in front of the hearth at the Cloud Cap Inn. This lodge was built in 1889 by the Ladd family of Portland. It closed down at the beginning of WWII, was sold to the Forest Service in 1946, and then left empty and open to weather and vandals for 8 years. In 1954, a mountaineering club called the Hood River Crag Rats leased the building and refurbished it to use for their base. The building was placed on Oregon's Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Subjects: Lodges; Advertising; Hood, Mount (Or.); Mountains--Oregon;
Category: Oregon

McCLINTOCK-1
Front caption: The Greater Rhodes Brothers Store Thoroughly up-to-date in every respect, offers the most superb shopping facilities in the Northwest. Over fifty complete stores under one roof and one management. You can furnish your entire home, outfit your entire family without leaving its doors. The selling floor space covers 120,000 square feet or nearly three acres. Among the many conveniences and improvements embodied in the Greater Rhodes Brothers Store are: Vacuum Cleaning System Independent Electric Lighting System Electric Conveyor System, Cold Storage Plant Perfect Ventilation System When in the Store Visit The Roof Garden The Big Tea Room The Art Exhibit The Pure Food Market The Oriental Rug Exhibit Always feel assured a rousing welcome at the Rhodes Store. It is our policy to treat everyone that enters the doors as an honored guest.
Date: C. 1911
Publisher: Compliments of Rhodes Brothers Tacoma, Wash.
Description: The Rhodes Brothers Department Store in downtown Tacoma originally opened in 1903. It was enlarged by three stories in 1911, and then called the Greater Rhodes Brothers Store. The store was remodeled many times over the years, and closed permanently in 1974. The building was then used to house the University of Puget Sound Law School from 1980 to 1999. State offices and courthouses were established after the law school closed.
Subjects: University of Puget Sound (Tacoma); Rhodes Brothers Department Store (Tacoma); Courthouses--Tacoma; Department stores--Tacoma; Historic buildings--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 950 BROADWAY
Category: Stores and Shopping

GREENWOOD-71
Date: c. 1915
Description: View from street level of the 522 feet tall Smith Tower. The Seattle Restaurant is just visible at right, and a street car is present at bottom, center. The Smith Tower was constructed by typewriter and firearms magnate Lyman Smith in 1914. Until 1931, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi, and until 1962, the tallest on the West Coast.
Subjects: Skyscrapers--Seattle; Historic buildings--Seattle; Business districts--Seattle;
Category: Other Cities and Towns

NWRPC-201
Front caption: Cedar Tree, 100 feet in Circumference, Washington.
Date: c. 1915
Publisher: Published by Trattner Post Card Co., Seattle, Wash.
Notes: 607
Description: Several people, only one who is dressed as if he might be a logger, stand at the base of what is purported to be an extremely large cedar tree.
Subjects: Trees--Washington; Publicity; Promotional materials; Advertising--Washington;
Category: Lumber and Logging

SUSAN-16
Front caption: The Lone Grave.
Back caption: But few of the graves on the Plains have been preserved. A sypathetic pioneer settlement of a later date have cared for this one although the history of it comes down as a legend- in fact lost. Ezra Meeker addressing the pioneers; Neb., 1910.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Published by Ezra Meeker, Seattle, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: 15. A-15598 Oregon Trail Monument Expedition Post Card This card was part of a set of 25 cards packaged together in an envelope.
Description: Ezra Meeker stands within an enclosed grave area. A small memorial stone is at his feet. Meeker and the group of people standing around the grave appear thoughtful and reverent.
Subjects: Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928; Trails & paths--Oregon; Monuments & memorials; Graves--Nebraska;
Category: Pioneers

SUSAN-15
Front caption: View on the Oregon Trail near Thirty Two Mile Creek Crossing: Nebraska.
Back caption: Note the two parallel trails in this view and how they come together on the ascending ground; these Trails were four feet deep on the lower levels and near seven on the upper stretch.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Published by Ezra Meeker, Seattle, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: 14. A-15597 Oregon Trail Monument Expedition Post Card This card was sold as part of a set of 25 cards packaged in a paper envelope.
Description: Two faintly discernible sets of wagon tracks pass through a barren stretch of prairie.
Subjects: Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928; Pioneers; Trails & paths--Oregon; Streams--Nebraska;
Category: Pioneers

SUSAN-8
Front caption: A difficult Drive, Snake River, Idaho, 1910.
Back caption: The canyon here is nearly a thousand feet deep and is certainly a rough rocky drive as shown more plainly in the foreground.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Published by Ezra Meeker, Seattle, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: 7. A-15590 Oregon Trail Monument Expedition Post Card This card was sold as part of a 25-card set packaged in a paper envelope.
Description: Ezra Meeker walks slightly ahead of his ox team, who are straining to pull the covered wagon up a jagged, rocky path. This photo was taken during Meeker's second re-crossing of the Old Oregon Trail, which he undertook to raise commemorative markers for its original pioneers.
Subjects: Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928; Trails & paths--Oregon; Covered wasgons; Ox teams; Canyons--Idaho;
Category: Pioneers

SUSAN-3
Front caption: A typical Residence Portland, Oregon.
Back caption: This residence stands where dense forests stood in the then village of Portland, within a few hundred feet of where Ezra Meeker landed in 1852; now surrounded by stately residences and in close proximity to "Sky Scrapers" destined soon to banish it to more quiet regions.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Published by Ezra Meeker, Seattle, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: 1. A-15584 Oregon Trail Monument Expedition Post Card Although the photo is probably from 1906, this card appears to have been issued as part of a set in 1910.
Description: Ezra Meeker stands beside his wagon, with driver William Mardon, oxen Twist and Dave, and a few curious bystanders. An ornate Portland mansion rises behind them. The banner on Meeker's wagon indicates that this photo was taken on the first of his two wagon re-crossings of the Oregon Trail between 1906-1912. The banner exclaims that he "left Puyallup near Tacoma Jan. 29th 1906", and is headed for Washington D.C. It also advertises the series of post cards he offers for sale.
Subjects: Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928; Pioneers; Trails & paths--Oregon; Covered wagons; Ox teams;
Category: Pioneers

NWRPC-188
Back caption: Mount Adams, Washington is one of the chain of towering Cascade snow peaks stretching from Canada to California; 12,307 feet high, it is beautifully visible, in particular, from U. S. Highways 97 and 30.
Date: c. 1945
Publisher: Published by John D. "Snappy" Goodrich, P.O. Box 3310 San Francisco, California.
Printer: Lithogravure by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc., San Francisco.
Notes: Jumbo card in natural color Snappy's scenic portraits of the West J-155.
Description: Mount Adams reflected in a lake on a clear autumn day. Located about 35 miles east of Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams is the second highest mountain in Washington state.
Subjects: Adams, Mount. (Wash.); Autumn; Lakes & ponds (Wash.);
Category: Mountains (Other)

GREENWOOD-52
Back caption: The Boeing 747SP (Special Performance) superjet was rolled out May 19, 1975, marking a major milestone in development of the newest member of Boeing's 747 family. The 747SP is designed for markets where passenger or cargo levels require an airplane smaller than the basic 747 but larger than the 707. The 747SP is 47 feet (14,3m) shorter than the basic 747 and can carry 280 passengers (about 80 less than the standard 747). Its range with a full passenger payload will be nearly 6,700 statute miles (10.780 km). The new airliner will burn approximately 20 percent less fuel than the standard 747, and will be capable of taking off in a shorter distance, climbing at a faster rate, and cruising higher than any other wide-body airliner.
Date: c. 1975
Description: The original Boeing 747 and 747SP stand side by side in front of a huge airplane hangar in Everett, Washington. Crowds stand around the outskirts, examining the two planes.
Subjects: Boeing Aircraft Co. (Everett); Airplane industry; Airplanes;
Category: Airports and Aviation

GREENWOOD-44
Front caption: Lake Crescent, Clallam County, Wash.
Date: c. 1921
Notes: 81
Description: View of the serene lake at the foot of forested mountains. Lake Crescent, located in the Olympic National Park area, is 10 miles long and over 600 feet deep. It was originally called "Lake Everett" before being rechristened in 1890 by the citizens of nearby Port Crescent. Carved out by glaciers, this is one of the deepest lakes in Washington State, and has the appearance of a fjord. Prior to the completion of the Olympic Highway in 1922, the lake was used as a transportation link between Port Townsend and the northwest Olympic Peninsula, and was travelled by steamboat.
Subjects: Lakes--Washington; Olympic Peninsula; Olympic Mountains (Wash.);
Category: Lakes and Rivers

GREENWOOD-28
Front caption: Ezra Meeker's Pioneer home
Back caption: My pioneer home shown in the illustration, located in Pioneer Park, Puyallup, Washington, was our abiding place for many long years of sweet memory. Here some of our children were born to us and all our family grew up to manhood and womanhood, and small wonder many tender recollections remain. The ivy vine, planted forty years ago upon the birth of a child, now covers the form of the old house completely, supported by fresh framework (maintained by the city of Puyallup) which will preserve the shape of the pioneer abode long after all vestige of the original relic has disappeared. Depth of the alluvial deposit under the ivy stock 144 feet; size of ivy stock at base 9 inches in diameter.
Date: c. 1906
Publisher: Ezra Meeker, Room 1214, 35 Nassau St., N. Y. Series A., Oregon Trail Monument Expedition, Series B., Indian Chiefs of the Northwest, etc., Series C., Monument Expedition with map, Series D., Sights from the ox wagon.
Description: The abandoned cabin of Ezra Meeker, the city of Puyallup's founder and first mayor. Meeker and his wife Eliza Jane built this cabin in 1862, 15 years before he platted the town, and they lived in it for 26 years. Eliza Jane planted the ivy vine in 1864. Upon her urging and with a fortune amassed through the hop industry, Ezra Meeker built and moved his family into the Meeker Mansion in 1890. He gifted his former homestead to the city of Puyallup. In recognition, a pergola was built in what is now Pioneer Park to support the ivy vine still marking the cabin site.
Subjects: Pioneers--Puyallup; Cabins--Puyallup; Abandoned buildings; Frontier & pioneer life; Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928;
Category: Pioneers

GREENWOOD-22
Front caption: 42 Story L. C. Smith Bldg. Seattle.
Date: c. 1913
Publisher: Whitney Co.
Notes: 84
Description: The Smith Tower was built by firearms and typewriter magnate Lyman Cornelius Smith. He planned to build a 14-story structure, but was convinced by his son that a skyscraper would be better for business. Construction began in 1910, and Opening Day was July 3, 1914. At 522 feet from curb to top finial, the tower was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi until 1931, and the tallest on the West Coast until the Space Needle came along in 1962. In this photo, the building appears to be in its final stages of construction.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Seattle; Skyscrapers--Seattle; Business districts--Seattle;
Category: Other Cities and Towns

MAGDEN-49
Front caption: Multnomah Falls, Oregon.
Back caption: Private Mailing Card. Authorized by Act of Congress of may 19th, 1898. (Postal Card-Carte Postale.)
Date: c. 1901
Publisher: Detroit Photographic Co.
Notes: 5221. Copyright, 1901.
Description: Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls is the second highest waterfall in the nation. It falls 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain. Five flows of Yakima Basalt are visible in the cliff's face.
Subjects: Waterfalls; Columbia River (Ore.); Mountains--Oregon--1900-1910;
Category: Oregon

MAGDEN-34
Front caption: Mt. Hood, Oregon, height 11225 feet.
Date: c. 1905
Publisher: B. B. Rich, Official Stationer.
Printer: Printed in Germany.
Notes: 12597. Part of the Lewis & Clark Centennial postcard series.
Description: View of the mountain from beside a river below, printed on a silver background.
Subjects: Fairs; Exhibitions--Oregon--Portland; Mountains--Oregon;
Category: Oregon

MAGDEN-4
Front caption: Snoqualmie Falls, Height 263 Feet, Near Seattle
Date: 1908
Description: View from at the foot of the waterfall at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington.
Subjects: Snoqualmie Falls (Snoqualmie); Waterfalls;
Category: Lakes and Rivers

STENGER-1014
Front caption: A Tacoma Booster
Back caption: 24 x 24 inches 100 feet long (on beams)
Date: c. 1906
Description: Tacoma Booster card, with the water, mountain and lumber featured.
Subjects: Publicity; Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Piers & wharves; Rowboats--Tacoma; Advertising--Tacoma; Lumber;
Category: Just for Fun

STENGER-387
Back caption: Champion Christmas Tree Tacoma, Washington A towering Christmas Tree, sometimes more than 100 feet high, is erected each year in downtown Tacoma. A Douglas fir, the huge tree is a Yuletide gift of soldiers at nearby Fort Lewis to their neighbors in Tacoma. The tree is erected and decorated by Tacoma City Light, one of the nation's oldest municipal utilities. The Christmas tree usually is the tallest in the United States.
Date: c. 1965
Distributor: Distributed only by Smith-Western Co., Tacoma, Washington
Notes: Color by W.E. Stewart, Tacoma City Light, S-49962-1
Description: A brightly decorated Christmas tree in downtown Tacoma on Broadway.
Subjects: Christmas trees--Tacoma; Firs; Business districts--Tacoma; Christmas--Tacoma; Broadway Square (Tacoma);
Category: Holidays and Greetings

STENGER-69
Front caption: Mount Tacoma, "50 Miles from Business District". Tacoma, Washington
Back caption: Mount Tacoma, held in awe by the Indians for generations before the first white man, is a dormant volcano, rising 14,408 feet above sea level in Tacoma's backyard. Its mighty bulk is plainly visible from the city, perpetually capped by eternal snows that form 27 living glaciers.
Date: c. 1930
Publisher: Pub. by H. W. Rothermel, Tacoma, Washington
Printer: Tichnor Quality Views
Notes: 127091
Description: The Winthrop Hotel, the Pantages Theater, the Washington Building and the Bostwick Block are the buildings at the base of Mount Rainier, whose top is lost in the clouds.
Subjects: Hotel Winthrop (Tacoma); Pantages Theater (Tacoma); Washington Building (Tacoma); Hotel Bostwick (Tacoma); Rainier, Mount (Wash.);
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1019 PACIFIC AVE.; 755-71 SAINT HELENS AVE.; 773 BROADWAY; 901 BROADWAY
Category: Aerial Views of Tacoma

STENGER-60
Front caption: Tacoma Dome, Washington
Back caption: Tacoma Dome Tacoma, Washington World's Largest Wood Dome Arena This facility scheduled for completion in 1983 will be 15 stories high and 530 feet in diameter, making it the largest public building of its kind between San Francisco and Seattle. Stadium floor has 100,000 sq. ft. and seating capacity of 26,000. With 65% of all seating movable the facility can easily be modified to handle all events from football to tennis, basketball, Ice Hockey, Rodeos, Circuses, Concerts and Personality events.
Date: c. 1982
Distributor: Dist. by Smith-Western Co. Inc., Tacoma, Wa. 98401
Printer: Printed in Canada by lawson graphics pacific limited vancouver, british columbia A Traveltime product
Notes: CT-1670 Color by Bob Schmidt KS-7922
Description: The Tacoma Dome held its grand opening on April of 1983. This view shows the east side neighborhoods above the dome with Mount Rainier beyond.
Subjects: Tacoma Dome (Tacoma); Entertainment--Tacoma; Neighborhoods--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 2727 EAST D ST.
Category: Entertainment

STENGER-10
Front caption: Tacoma, Wa. Mt. Tacoma from Pt. Defiance Park 14,444 Feet high, 70 miles distant from the City of Tacoma View from beach near end of line of Tacoma Railway & Power Co.
Back caption: Private Mailing Card Authorized by Act of Congress passed May 19, 1898.
Date: c. 1900
Notes: Photo by French
Description: Photograph of Mt. Tacoma in the distance taken from Point Defiance Park.
Subjects: Point Defiance Park (Tacoma); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Waterfronts--Tacoma;
Category: Point Defiance Park

NWRPC-129
Front caption: Cowlitz Glacier, Mt. Tacoma, near Tacoma, Wash.
Date: c 1911
Distributor: Paul C. Koeber Co., New York City and Kirchheim (Germany)
Notes: 5549.
Description: The Cowlitz Glacier on Mt. Rainier begins below Gibralter Rock at about 11,000 feet elevation, and flows downward in a southeasterly direction.
Subjects: Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Glaciers--Washington; Ice--Washington;
Category: Mount Rainier

NWRPC-45
Front caption: Mount Rainier. Rising 14,408 feet into the sky, Mt. Rainier is spectacularly beautiful and the crowning triumph of the Evergreen State of Washington. Here it is only two hours from sea level to ski level.
Back caption: This card is furnished for convenience of men in the armed services by the Washington State Progress Commission, P.O. Box 907, Olympia, Washington. Write the Commission for any information desired about the state or for Victory File for use in planning your first after-war vacation.
Date: c. 1941
Distributor: Washington State Progress Commission.
Notes: Greetings from the State of Washington.
Description: Promotional postcard featuring Mount Rainier, provided for servicemen during World War II.
Subjects: Military personnel--Tacoma; Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Tourism--Tacoma;
Category: Mount Rainier

NWRPC-35
Front caption: Tacoma Dome, Washington.
Back caption: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, World's Largest Wood Dome Arena. This facility scheduled for completion in 1983 will be 15 stories high and 530 feet in diameter, making it the largest public building of its kind between San Francisco and Seattle. Stadium floor has 100,000 sq. ft. and seating capacity of 26,000. With 65% of all seating movable the facility can easily be modified to handle all events from football to tennis, basketball, Ice Hockey, Rodeos, Circuses, Concerts and Personality events.
Date: c. 1982
Distributor: Smith-Western Co., Inc., Tacoma, WA. 98401.
Printer: Lawson Graphics Pacific Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Notes: CT-1670. KS-7922. Color by Bob Schmidt. A Traveltime product.
Description: Exterior view of the Tacoma Dome with Mount Rainier in the distance.
Subjects: Tacoma Dome (Tacoma); Rainier, Mount (Wash.); Cityscapes;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 2727 EAST D ST.
Category: Downtown

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Tacoma Public Library - 1102 Tacoma Ave. South - Tacoma, Washington 98402 - 253.591.5666xxx
Tacoma Public Library - 1102 Tacoma Ave. South - Tacoma, Washington 98402 - 253.292.2001
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