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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"The Golden Age of Postcards"

The early 1900s was the "Golden Age of Postcards", with the "Penny Postcard" being a popular way to send greetings to family and friends. Penny Postcards today show us a snapshot of history, as seen in these views along the Columbia River. The trail follows that of Lewis and Clark from the Tri-Cities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland, Sacajawea State Park at the mouth of the Snake River, down the Columbia to end at Cape Disappointment, Astoria, and Seaside and the Pacific Ocean. Click on each thumbnail to enlarge the card, or click on the "advance arrows" to learn more about the area and see what it looks like today. Please do not download these images without permission.

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Dating these postcards -- the generally accepted postcard guideline which I followed here is, "Pioneer Era" preceeded the "Private Mailing Card", popular between 1898 and 1901, "Undivided Back" cards were 1901 through 1907, "Divided Back" cards began in 1907 through 1915, "White Border" began in 1915 and continued to 1930, "Linen" cards were popular in the 1930s and continued through about 1945, and "Chrome" began in 1939 and continues today. "Real Photo" cards were first introduced around 1900. One cent postage was from 1872 to 1917 when it went to 2 cents. In 1917 postage went back to 1 cent and continued until 1952, when once again it went to 2 cents. If a copyrighted date was on the card, that was used. If a postmark was on the card that was considered.



Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland ...

Penny Postcard, Lewis Street, Pasco, Washington, ca.1909
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Lewis Street, looking west, Pasco, Washington, ca.1909.
Penny Postcard, Copyrighted 1909, "Lewis St. Looking West, Pasco, Wash.". Image copyrighted 1909 by O.C. Towne's. Published by The Towne's Studio. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Pasco docks, ca.1910
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Docks, Pasco, Washington, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Pasco Docks, Pasco, Wash.". Divided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Pasco - Kennewick Bridge ...

Penny Postcard, Bridge across the Columbia between Pasco and Kennewick, ca.1930
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Columbia River Bridge between Pasco and Kennewick, Washington, ca.1930.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1930, "Columbia River Bridge between Pasco and Kennewick, Wash." This bridge was constructed in 1922. It was replaced by a cable-suspension bridge in 1978. Published by J.L. Robbins Co., Spokane, Washington. Card #1855. Card is postmarked September 2, 1930. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Sacajawea State Park and the Snake River ...

Penny Postcard, Sacajawea State Park, Washington, ca.1940s
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Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, Washington, ca.1940s
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s, "Sacajawea State Park, State of Washington.". Washington's Sacajawea State Park is located at the confluence of the Snake River with the Columbia River. Lewis and Clark camped at this location in October 1805, their first nights on the Columbia. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Snake River Bridge at Lewiston, Idaho, ca.1905
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Snake River Bridge at Lewiston, Idaho, ca.1905.
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "Snake River Bridge at Lewiston, Idaho.". Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington, located at the confluence of the Clearwater River with the Snake River, were both named after Lewis and Clark. Published by Edw. H. Mitchell, San Francisco, for Thatcher & Kling. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Fort Walla Walla ...

Penny Postcard, Fort Walla Walla, with troups, ca.1908
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Fort Walla Walla, with troups, ca.1908
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Fort Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Wash." Published by Sprouse & Sons, Tacoma, Washington. Made in Germany. Card is postmared July 16, 1908. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Mill Creek, Walla Walla ...

Penny Postcard, Mill Creek, Walla Walla, Washington, ca.1910
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Mill Creek near Walla Walla, Washington, ca.1907.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1907, "Mill Creek near Walla Walla, Wash." Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles. Made in Germany. Card is postmarked November 28, 1907. Card #1645. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mill Creek, Walla Walla, Washington, ca.1910
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Mill Creek, Walla Walla, Washington, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Scene on Mill Creek, Walla Walla, Wash." The first Fort Walla Walla was built on the Columbia River. In 1856 a fort was built up the Walla Walla River on Mill Creek, near its junction with the Walla Walla River. By 1857 a village evolved around the fort. Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles. Made in Germany. Card #1636. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Twin Sisters and the Wallula Gap ...

Penny Postcard, Twin Sisters, Wallula Gap, Washington, ca.1920
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Twin Sisters ("Hells Smoke Stacks"), Wallula Gap, Washington, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Hell's Smoke Stacks. One of the Wonders of Oregon's Scenery." Image copyright Weister Co. Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card #392. This basalt outcropping is the "Twin Sisters", located in the state of Washington, on the south side of the Columbia River. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Twin Sisters, Wallula Gap, Washington, ca.1940s
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Twin Sisters ("McKinzie and Ross Rocks"), Wallula Gap, Washington, ca.1940s
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s, "McKinzie and Ross Rocks, Wallula Cut Off". Ellis Photo, Card #2861. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Rufus, Biggs Junction, and Maryhill ...

Penny Postcard, Rufus, Oregon, 1950s
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Wigwam Cafe, Rufus, Oregon, 1950s
Penny Postcard, Chrome, ca.1950s. Caption on the back reads: "Wigwam -- Cafe, Motel & Service Station located where the John Day meets the Columbia River. Featuring one of Oregon's largest private arrowhead collections. Owners, Leonard & Doris Cotton, Rufus, Oregon." Natural Color R Card, from Kodachrome. A Mike Roberts Color Production, Berkeley 2, Calif. Distributed by Western Sales Co., 1034 La Point, Boise, Idaho. Card #SC2681. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka

Penny Postcard, Dinty's Cafe, Biggs Junction, Oregon
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Dinty's Cafe, Biggs Junction, Oregon, ca.1956
Penny Postcard, Chrome, Postmarked 1956. Caption on the back reads: "Dinty's Cafe, Motel & Service Station on Highway 30 & 97, 18 miles east of The Dalles dam. One of the oldest landmarks on the Old Oregon Trail. Built in 1918. Dug out of the rocks of the cliff. Mr. & Mrs. P.L. Finley, owners, Rufus, Oregon." Natural Color R Card, from Kodachrome. A Mike Roberts Color Production, Berkeley 2, Calif. Distributed by Western Sales Co., 1034 La Point, Boise, Idaho. Postmarked September 25, 1956, from Rufus, Oregon. Card #SC2680. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Biggs-Maryhill Ferry, ca.1940s
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Biggs-Maryhill Ferry, ca.1940s, 1950s
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s - 1950s. Color Photo by George Lindsay. Published by Weisters Color Sales, Inc., Portland, Oregon. Card #K-1746. The Biggs-Maryhill Ferry was replaced in 1962 by the "Sam Hill Memorial Bridge", taking travellers between Biggs, Oregon, and Maryhill, Washington. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Deschutes River ...

Penny Postcard, Deschutes River Railroad Bridge, ca1910
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Deschutes River Railroad Bridge, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Bridge over the Deschutes River, Oregon, On the Line of the O.W.R. & N. Co." Published by the Oregon Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #1387. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Deschutes River, ca1910
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Deschutes River Palisades, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Palisades of Deschutes River, Oregon. On the line of the O.W.R. & N. Co." Published by the Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #1395. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Oregon Trunk Railroad ...

Penny Postcard, Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge, 1914
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Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge and the Celilo Rapids, 1914
Penny Postcard, Image copyrighted 1914, "Oregon Trunk Bridge, Across Celilo Rapids, Columbia River, Oregon.". Image copyright 1914 by Kiser Photo Co., Portland, Oregon. Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card #261. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge, 1914
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Christmas Card, Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge and the Celilo Rapids, ca.1914
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1914, "Oregon Trunk Bridge Across Columbia River at Celilo Falls.". "Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year". Published by Wesley Andrews, Baker, Oregon. Card is postmarked December 20, 1914. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Celilo Falls ...

Penny Postcard, Celilo Falls, Oregon, 1900
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Celilo Falls, Oregon, 1900
Penny Postcard, Image 1900, Postmarked 1905, "Celilo Falls, Oregon.". The Oregon Historical Society has the original of this image (#OrHi89622), "Celilo Falls on the Columbia" by Benjamin Gifford, 1900. Card is postmarked August ___, 1905. Postmark "World's Fair, Portland, 1905". Card #67. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Celilo Falls near The Dalles, ca.1917
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Celilo Falls, near The Dalles, ca.1917
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1917, "Celilo Falls near 'The Dalles', Columbia River, Oregon.". Caption on back reads: "This view shows the falls at low water. When the snow melts in summer in the mountains, the water often rises sixty feet; at that time steamers pass safely over.". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #236. "On Union Pacific System". In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Celilo Falls, ca.1930
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Celilo Falls, Indians Fishing, with Fish Wheel, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Fish Wheel and Indians Snagging Salmon at Celilo Falls on Columbia River, Oregon." Caption on bottom reads: "Indians have Perpetual Fishing Rights at the Falls.". Image Copyright Cross & Dimmitt. Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #13. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Celilo Falls Basalts, ca.1930
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Celilo Falls Basalts, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Celilo Falls from Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Image Copyright Gifford, 7A-H74. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #858. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


The Dalles - Celilo Canal and Locks ...

Penny Postcard, The Dalles-Celilo Canal, ca.1920
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Celilo Canal near The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Celilo Canal, near The Dalles, Oregon.". A.M. Prentiss Photo. Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card #401. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, The Dalles-Celilo Locks, Upper Section, ca.1920
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Upper Section, The Dalles-Celilo Locks, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Upper Section, The Dalles-Celilo Locks, Oregon". On the right hand side by side is The State Portage Railway and the O.W.R.& N. Line. The North Bank Railroad Bridge in distance. Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #200. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, The Dalles-Celilo Canal, ca.1920
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Upper Section, The Dalles-Celilo Canal, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Celilo Falls, Upper End of Celilo Canal and Indian Village, B.C. Markham, The Dalles, Ore.". Card #95. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, The Dalles-Celilo Canal, ca.1920
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Upper Section, The Dalles-Celilo Canal, with Cape Horn, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920. Card #650. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Cape Horn near Celilo ...

Penny Postcard, Cape Horn near Celilo, ca.1946
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Cape Horn near Celilo, ca.1946:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1946, "Cape Horn, Oregon Trail Highway, Oregon". This is not today's Cape Horn, but the "Cape Horn near Celilo" made famous by Carleton Watkins in 1867. Sawyer Scenic Photo, Card #C13121. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cape Horn near Celilo, 1867
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Cape Horn near Celilo by Carleton Watkins, 1867:
New "Penny Postcard", "Cape Horn Near Celilo, Columbia River, 1867.". Image created in 1867 by Carleton Watkins, Postcard from 1983. Oregon Historical Society Columbia River Gorge Postcard Series II (Watkins Series). Carleton E. Watkins No.456. Published by Western Imprints, the Press of the Oregon Historical Society. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


The Dalles ...

Penny Postcard, Looking up the Columbia from The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1910
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Looking up the Columbia from The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Looking up the Columbia River, from the Dalles, Oregon.". Published by The Portland Post Card Company, Portland, Oregon. Made in Germany. Card #6033. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Seufert Brothers Cannery, The Dalles, Oregon, ca1909
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Seufert Brothers Cannery, The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1909
Penny Postcard, Dated 1909, "Seufert Brothers Col, Salmon Cannery, The Dalles, Oregon, The Dalles in the Distance.". Mount Hood, Oregon, is on the left. Published by The Portland Post Card Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #6027. Hand-written message on card is dated January 3, 1909. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Seining Salmon near The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1910
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Seining for Salmon near The Dalles, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Seining Salmon, near The Dalles, Oregon.". Published by Benj. A. Gifford, The Dalles, Oregon. Made in Germany. Card #265. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Seining Salmon near The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1910
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Seining for Salmon near The Dalles, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Seining Crew Hauling Seine Columbia River.". Published by Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco. Made in Great Britain. Card #928. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Fort Dalles ...

Penny Postcard, Old Fort Dalles, The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1920
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Old Fort Dalles, The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Old Fort Dalles, Oregon". Building on the right was the Guard House. Part of the "Ezra Meeker Historical Post Cards for School, Libraries, the Home, and Collections." In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Old Fort Dalles, The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1910
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Officer's House, Old Fort Dalles, The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1910, "Old U.S. Army Post near The Dalles, Oregon.". Building is former "Officer's House", now an Oregon Museum. The "Officer's House" is the oldest history museaum in Oregon. The house was built in 1856. Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Made in Germany. Card #70543. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


The Dalles Ferry ...

Penny Postcard, Ferry, The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1909
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Ferry, The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1909
Penny Postcard, Dated 1909, "Ferry Across Columbia River at THE DALLES, Oregon". Card is dated 6/22/09. Divided back. Published by Sprouse & Son, Tacoma, Importers & Publishers, Washington. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Mount Hood from near The Dalles ...

Penny Postcard, Mount Hood as seen from The Dalles, ca.1920
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Mount Hood from near The Dalles, Oregon, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Mount Hood as seen from bank of the Columbia River near The Dalles, Ore.". A.M. Prentiss Photo. Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card #447. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Mayer State Park ...

Penny Postcard, Mayer Park, Rowena Heights, ca.1920
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Penny Postcard: Mayer Park and Rowena Heights, Oregon, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Mayer Park, Rowena Heights, On Columbia River Highway". Photo by A.M. Prentiss. Published by Rose City News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #24. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Memaloose Island ...

Penny Postcard, Memaloose Island, 1908
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Memaloose Island, ca.1909:
Penny Postcard, Copyright 1908, Postmarked 1909, "Memaloose Island". Gifford Photograph. Published by Benj. A. Gifford, The Dalles, Oregon. Made in Germany. Card #208. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Memaloose Island, Trevitt Obolisk, ca.1905
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Memaloose Island, Trevitt Obolisk, ca.1905:
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "Indian Buring Ground on a Columbia River Island, Oregon". Published by E.P. Charleton & Co., Portland, Oregon. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Klickitat River and Lyle, Washington ...

Penny Postcard, Klickitat Landing, sheep, 1899
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Sheep waiting for ferry, Klickitat Landing, Washington, 1899:
Penny Postcard, Image 1899, Postcard ca.1910, "Ferrying Sheep, Columbia River, Ore.". Caption for this image on the Oregon Historical Society Webpage is: "Sheep at the ferry, Klickitat Landing. Benjamin Gifford, 1899.". "Klickitat Landing" is today's Lyle, Washington. Published by the International Postcard Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #I-9. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mount Hood as seen from the Klickitat River, ca.1910
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Klickitat River towards Mount Hood, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Klickitat River. Mt. Hood in the distance". Published by the Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #6094. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Mosier Twin Tunnels ...

Penny Postcard, Mosier Twin Tunnels, Mosier, Oregon, ca.1941
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Mosier Twin Tunnels, Mosier, Oregon, ca.1941:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1941, "Twin Tunnels on Columbia River Highway Between Hood River & Mosier, Ore.". Published by The Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Published by Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Hood River ...

Penny Postcard, Bird's eye view, Hood River and Mount Hood, ca.1907
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Bird's eye view, Hood River, Oregon, and Mount Hood, ca.1907:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1907, "Birds eye View of Hood River, Oregon.". Published by The Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Made in Germany. Card is postmarked August 22, 1907. Card #106. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Aerial view, Hood River Bridge, with Mount Hood, ca.1930
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Aerial view, Hood River Bridge with Mount Hood, ca.1930:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Mt. Hood and Interstate Bridge to Columbia River Highway from Evergreen Highway.". Caption along bottom reads: "White Salmon, Wash. to Hood River, Oregon.". Card #826. View shows bridge before the lift span was added. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Hood River Bridge, ca.1930
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Hood River Bridge as seen from the Oregon side, ca.1930:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "New Bridge over Columbia River, near Hood River, Ore., Erected in 1926.". Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #163. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Depot, Hood River, Oregon, ca.1900s
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Penny Postcard: Depot at Hood River, Oregon, ca.1900s.
Penny Postcard, ca.1900s, "View of Hood River R.R. Depot, O.R. and N. Depot and Mt. Hood Hotel, Hood River, Oregon". Made in Germany, Sprouse & Son, Importers and Publishers, Tacoma, Washington, Card #129143. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Mount Hood ...

Penny Postcard, Mount Hood, Oregon, ca.1905
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Mount Hood, Oregon, ca.1905
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "Mt. Hood, Oregon. Height 11225 Feet." Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. Card is in the same style as offical cards from the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial (see below). In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Mitchell Point Tunnel ...

Penny Postcard, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920
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Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Mitchell Point Tunnel, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Oregon, Card #825. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920
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Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Mitchell's Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #327. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920
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Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Viaduct and Tunnel at Mitchell's Point from Columbia River Bank, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #40. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920
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Mitchell Point Tunnel ("Storm Crest Tunnel"), ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Windows in Storm Crest Tunnel, Columbia River Highway.". Handwritten note on back states that the steamer is the "Bailey Gatzert". Copyright Weister Co., Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #323. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920
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Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Mitchells Point Tunnel. Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Sawyer Scenic Photo. Card #C-G50. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1930
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Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1930:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, Postmarked 1951, "Mitchell's Point Tunnel. Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Image Copyright Cross & Dimmitt. Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920
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Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Interior Mitchell Point Tunnel, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #59. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1921
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West Entrance, Mitchell Point Tunnel, ca.1921:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1921, "West Entrance to Mitchell's Point Tunnel, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by The Oregon News Company. Card #O-46. Card is postmarked May 26, 1921. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Viento ...

Penny Postcard, Happy Dell Auto Camp, Viento, Oregon, ca.1935
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Happy Dell Auto Camp, Viento, Oregon, ca.1935
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1935, "Happy Dell Auto Camp - Viento, Oregon - Columbia River Highway." Sawyer image. Card 14-909. Card is postmarked September 8, 1935. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Shellrock Mountain ...

Penny Postcard, Base of Shellrock Mountain, Oregon, ca.1937
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Columbia River Highway at Shellrock Mountain, Oregon, ca.1937, with Dog Mountain in the background:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1937, "At the foot of Shell Rock Mountain, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Dog Mountain, Washington, is in the background. Published by The Oregon News, Portland, Oregon. Card is postmarked August 1937. Card #54. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Shellrock Mountain and the Columbia River Highway, 1945, click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: "At Shell Mountain, Columbia River Highway", postmarked 1945.
Penny Postcard, postmarked September 1945, "At Shell Mountain, Columbia River Highway, Portland, Ore." B.C. Markham. Card No.26. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, ca.1920, Wind Mountain and Columbia River, ca.1920, click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: Shellrock Mountain (left) and Wind Mountain (right), and the Columbia River, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, Columbia River, Shellrock Mountain, Oregon (left), and Wind Mountain, Washington (right). Caption reads: "Columbia River and Wind Mountain, Washington, from Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Copyright A.M. Prentiss. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Wind Mountain vicinity ...

Penny Postcard, Wind Mountain as seen from Steamer, ca.1908
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Wind Mountain as seen from Steamer, ca.1908:
Penny Postcard, 1908, "Wind Mountain, Columbia River". Published by Benj. A. Gifford, The Dalles, Oregon, Copyright 1908. Card #325. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Columbia River, Wind Mountain, ca.1910
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Columbia River and Wind Mountain as seen from downstream, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Wind Mountain, Columbia River." Published by the Columbia Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Wind Mountain Submerged Forest
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Wind Mountain Submerged Forest, ca.1920s:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920s, "Wind Mountain and Submerged Forest, Columbia River". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #321. Lewis in Clark in 1805 commented on the "Submerged Forest" in the area of Wind Mountain. With the completion of the Bonneville Dam in 1938, the "Submerged Forest" is now truly submerged, drowned by the waters of the Bonneville pool. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Columbia River, Shellrock Mountain, and Wind Mountain, ca.1920
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Columbia River, Shellrock Mountain, Wind Mountain, from Columbia River Highway, Oregon, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Columbia River and Wind Mountain, Washington, from Columbia River Highway, Oregon." Shellrock Mountain, Oregon can be seen on the left, and Wind Mountain, Washington is on the right. Image Copyright A.M. Prentiss. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Rock Creek near Stevenson ...

Penny Postcard, Rock Creek Falls, ca.1930
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Rock Creek Falls, Skamania County, Washington, ca.1930:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Upper Rock Creek Falls, Evergreen Highway Along Columbia River, Washington." The Photo by Wesley Andrews. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #553. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Hot Springs Hotels ...

Penny Postcard, Moffett's Hot Springs, Washington
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Penny Postcard: Moffetts Hot Springs, North Bonneville, Washington.
Penny Postcard, ca.1930s, "Moffett's Hot Springs - North Bonneville - Wash." Smith. P-821. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Penny Postcard, Collins Hot Springs Hotel, Washington
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Penny Postcard: Collins Hot Mineral Springs Hotel, Collins, Washington.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910s, "Hotel at Collins Hot Mineral Springs, Collins Wa." In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Penny Postcard, Collins Hot Springs Hotel, Washington
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Penny Postcard: Collins Hot Springs Hotel, Collins, Washington.
Penny Postcard, postmarked 1913, "Collins Hot Springs Hotel, Collins, Wash." In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Penny Postcard, Collins Hot Springs Hotel, Washington
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Penny Postcard: Veraqnda, Collins Hot Springs Hotel, Collins, Washington.
Penny Postcard, postmarked 1913, "Veranda, Collins Hot Springs Hotel, Collins, Wash." In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Penny Postcard, Shipherds Hot Springs Hotel, Carson, Washington
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Penny Postcard: Shipherd's Hot Springs Hotel, Carson, Washington.
Penny Postcard, ca.1900s, "Shipherd's Hot Springs Hotel - Carson, Wash - #148." Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Cascade Locks ...

Penny Postcard, Steamer entering Cascade Locks, ca.1909
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Steamer entering Cascade Locks, ca.1909:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1909, "Steamer entering Cascade Locks, Columbia River". "The PCK Series", made in Germany. Card #10246. Card postmarked July 1909. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Bailey Gatzert entering Cascade Locks, ca.1909
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Steamer "Bailey Gatzert" entering Cascade Locks, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Steamer Bailey Gatzert entering the Locks of the Cascades". Back: "On the Road of a Thousand Wonders". Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles, Card #3941. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cascade Locks, Columbia River, ca.1911
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Cascade Locks, Columbia River, ca.1911:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1911, "Cascade Locks, Columbia River.". Litho Britton & Rey, San Francisco, California. Card #7015. Card is postmarked 1911. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cascade Locks, with steamer, ca.1910
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Cascade Locks with steamer, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Cascade Locks, Columbia River, Ore.". Caption on back reads: "On the Road of a Thousand Wonders". Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles, California, Card #4027. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cascade Locks, with steamer heading upriver, ca.1920
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Cascade Locks with steamer heading upriver, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Cascade Locks, Columbia River, Oregon". Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card#329. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cascade Locks, with steamers, including the Dalles City, ca.1910
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Cascade Locks with steamers, including the "Regulator" and the "Dalles City", ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Columbia River Steamers in Cascade Locks". Card #90. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Oregon Pony ...

Penny Postcard, Oregon Pony, ca.1940
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Oregon Pony, ca.1940:
Penny Postcard, ca.1940, "The Oregon Pony". Caption on the back reads: "The Oregon Pony. The first steam engine to run on the Oregon Portage Railroad. Operated in 1862 and 1863, in freight and passenger service, on the southern bank of the Columbia River, between Bonneville and Cascade Locks. Now, stands in front of railroad depot, in Portland." Published by Anderson Sundry Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Oregon Pony, ca.1940
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Oregon Pony, Union Station, Portland, Oregon, ca.1940:
Penny Postcard, ca.1940, "Exhibit Union Station, Portland, Oregon.". Photo by Eddy. Bronze plaque reads: "The Oregon Pony. First Locomotive in the Pacific Northwest. This engline was operated in 1862 and 1863 in freight and passenger service on the first Oregon railroad, on the southern bank of the Columbia River between Bonneville and Cascade Locks." In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Cascade Rapids ...

Penny Postcard, Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Rapids, ca.1910
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Cascade Rapids ("Bridge of the Gods"), ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1910, "Bridge of the Gods, Columbia River.". View from the Oregon side of the Columbia River. Greenleaf Peak is in the background. Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Printed in Germany. Card #7055. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Rapids, ca.1910
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Cascade Rapids ("Bridge of the Gods"), ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Bridge of the Gods and Cascades of the Columbia River. On Line of O. W. R. & N. Co.". View from the Oregon side of the Columbia River. Image shows Table Mountain (left) and Greenleaf Peak (right) in the background. Image copyright Weister. Published by Edward Mitchell, San Francisco, California. Card #3182. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Bridge of the Gods ...

Penny Postcard, Bridge of the Gods, ca.1930.
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Bridge of the Gods, ca.1930.
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Bridge of the Gods. Columbia River Highway. Cascade Locks, Ore.". Published by Beals Litho, Des Moines, Iowa. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Eagle Creek ...

Penny Postcard, Approach to Eagle Creek, ca.1920
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Approach to Eagle Creek, Columbia River Highway, Oregon, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Approach to Eagle Creek, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card #388. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Approach to Eagle Creek, ca.1920
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"Detail", Approach to Eagle Creek, Columbia River Highway, Oregon, ca.1920:
Closein of "detail" of card above. Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Approach to Eagle Creek, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card #388. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Eagle Creek Bridge, ca.1920
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Eagle Creek Bridge, Eagle Creek, Oregon, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Eagle Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Oregon. Card #813. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Eagle Creek and Bridge, ca.1923
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Eagle Creek and Bridge, Eagle Creek, Oregon, ca.1923:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1923, "Eagle Creek and Highway Bridge, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Chas. L. Lipschuetz Company., Portland, Oregon. Card #338. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Eagle Creek Camping Grounds, ca.1920
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Eagle Creek Camping Grounds on the Columbia River Highway, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Eagle Creek Camping Grounds on the Columbia River Highway, Ore.". Eagle Creek Camping Grounds are the first U.S. Forest Service Camp Ground in the Columbia River Gorge. Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #21. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Eagle Creek Trail, ca.1920
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Eagle Creek Trail, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Hitting the Trail up Eagle Creek Canyon, from Columbia River Highway, Ore.". Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #8225. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Eagle Creek, looking west, ca.1920
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Looking west from Eagle Creek, Columbia River Highway, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Columbia River Highway, looking west from Eagle Creek.". Part of the caption on back reads: "This is another magnificent view from the highway, looking west from Eagle Creek at Tooth Mountain and showing Bridge of the Gods in the distance ...". Image copyright Weister Co. Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Toothrock Tunnel ...

Penny Postcard, Toothrock Tunnel and Bonneville Dam.
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Toothrock Tunnel and Bonneville Dam, view from the east, ca.1940s.
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s, "Highway and Railway Tunnels, Bonneville Dam, Columbia River, Oregon". Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Or., Card #808. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Toothrock Tunnel.
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Illuminated Toothrock Tunnel, ca.1940s.
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s, "Illuminated Tunnel, near Bonneville Dam, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Photo by Wesley Andrews. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Or., Card #778. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Bonneville Dam ...

Penny Postcard, Bonneville Dam .
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Bonneville Dam, view looking northeast, ca.1940s.
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s". Published by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Bonneville Dam.
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Bonneville Dam, looking upstream, ca.1940s.
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s, "Bonneville Dam, Looking Upstream, Columbia River Between Washington and Oregon.". Photo by Frank L. Jones. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Bonneville Dam.
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Bonneville Dam, Powerhouse and Canal, ca.1940s.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1942, "Power Plant, Bonneville Dam, Columbia River between Washington and Oregon.". Photo by Frank L. Jones. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card is postmarked April 27, 1942. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Bonneville Dam Fish Ladders ...

Penny Postcard, Bonneville Dam.
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Bonneville Dam north side fish ladders, ca.1940s.
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s, "Fish Ladders, North Side Bonneville Dam, Washington-Oregon.". Photo by Wesley Andrews. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Bonneville Dam Fish Counting ...

Penny Postcard, Bonneville Dam Fish Counting, ca.1940s.
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Bonneville Dam Fish Counting Station, 1940s.
Penny Postcard, 1940s, "Fish counting station.". Card #8-23. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Bonneville Dam Fish Counting, ca.1940s.
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Bonneville Dam Fish Counting Station, 1940s.
Penny Postcard, 1940s, "Counting Salmon at Fish Ladder - Bonneville Dam, Oregon.". Photo by Sawyer. Card #17-106. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


North Bonneville ...

Penny Postcard, North Bonneville, ca.1951.
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North Bonneville, Washington, ca.1951.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1951, "North Bonneville, Wash.". Christian, W-1184. Divided back. Postmarked date August 17, 1951, from North Bonneville, Wash. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Tanner Creek ...

Penny Postcard, Tanner Creek and Bonneville Spur, ca.1938.
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Columbia River Highway, Tanner Creek Span and the Bonneville Spur, ca.1938.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1938, "Tanner Creek Span and Bonneville Spur, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Wesley Andrews, Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #853. Card is postmarked July 31, 1938. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Block Houses ...

Penny Postcard, Famous Block House on the Columbia River, ca.1910
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Fort Lugenbeel, "Famous Block House, on the Columbia River", ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Famous Block House, on the Columbia River.". Caption on front reads: "Famous Block House on the Columbia River." No other indication of which Block House or where it might be located on card. An article in the Spokesman Review (November 29, 1814) showed this blockhouse image and called it "Fort Lugenbeel, facing north". In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Fort Rains Block House Memorial, Evergreen Highway
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Fort Rains Block House Memorial, Evergreen Highway, Washington
Photo Postcard, ca.1920, "Fort Rains Block House Memorial, Evergreen Highway, Wash.". Wesley Andrews Card #48. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Fish Wheels ...

Penny Postcard, Fish Wheel on the Columbia River, ca.1908
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Fish Wheel on the Columbia River, ca.1908.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908., "The Fish Wheel, Columbia River.". Published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco, California. Card #7002. Card is postmarked April 27, 1908. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Information from the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Archives lists this image as "Bradford Island, Oregon shore, Scow wheel with leads".

From: "Fishwheels on the Columbia" (Donaldson and Cramer, 1971):   "Warren's No.2 scow. Eric Enquist tended this wheel, 1902-03. One year it captured 80 tons of salmon and blueback."


Penny Postcard, Fish Wheel on the Columbia River, ca.1910
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Fish Wheel on the Columbia River, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Fish Wheel, Columbia River, Oregon." Oregon Series No.505. Printed in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
From: "Fishwheels on the Columbia" (Donaldson and Cramer, 1971):   "Looking downstream into dipway of what is believed to be one of the flimsy fishwheels near Mt. Pleasant and Lawton Creek on the Washington shore."

"Fish traps and fishwheels appeared on the river in 1879. In 1900, more than 500 of these extended from Fort Canby to what is now Bonneville Dam. They were outlawed by Oregon in 1926 and by Washington in 1934." [Christy and Putera, 1993, Oregon State University Archives website, 2006]

Penny Postcard, Fish Wheel on the North Bank Road, ca.1910
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Fish Wheel on the North Bank Road, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Cascade Mountains, Columbia River and Fish Wheel, On the North Bank Road." Published by the Portland Postcard Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #P1420. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Information from the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Archives states this fish wheel is "Warren's scow 3, pre-1935, above North Bonneville, Washington shore".

Penny Postcard, Fish Wheel on the Columbia River, ca.1915
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Fish Wheel on the Columbia River, ca.1915
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1915, "Fish Wheel, Columbia River, Oregon, On Line O.W.R. & N. Co." Image copyright Weister. Card #1459. Card is postmarked January 29, 1915. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

From: "Fishwheels on the Columbia" (Donaldson and Cramer, 1971):   "Tanner Creek Scow Wheel looking toward Washington shore and Table Mountain."

Penny Postcard, Beacon Rock, with Fishwheel, ca.1920
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Fishwheel, Oregon side, across from Beacon Rock, Washington, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Fish Wheel, Seen from the Columbia River Highway.". Published by Lipscheutz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card #386. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

From: "Fishwheels on the Columbia" (Donaldson and Cramer, 1971):   "Rebuilt Iron or Moffett Creek Wheel is in foreground, with Sams' No.2 across channel on Ives Island bar. Castle Rock Wheel shows on Washington shore nearer Beacon Rock. Another wheel lead can be seen faintly on the south side of Ives Island."

Penny Postcard, Fishwheel on the Columbia River, ca.1920
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Fish Wheel on the Columbia River, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Fish Wheel, Columbia River, Oregon.". Published by Chas. S. Lipscheutz Company, Porland, Oregon. Card #250. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Moffett Creek ...

Penny Postcard, Moffett Creek Bridge, ca.1920
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Moffett Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway, Oregon, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Moffats Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway.". Published by Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco, California. Card #O-106. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Moffett Creek Bridge, ca.1920
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Moffett Creek Bridge, Columbia River Highway, Oregon, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Moffett Creek Bridge. Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Image copyright Weister Co. Published by Van Nuy Interstate Company. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Beacon Rock ...

Penny Postcard, Beacon Rock, downstream side, with dock, ca.1908
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Beacon Rock ("Castle Rock") downstream side with dock, ca.1908
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Castle Rock on Columbia River". Published by Sprouse & Son, Importers and Publishers, Tacoma, Washington. Postcard has postmark of 1908. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Beacon Rock, ca.1908
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Winter Scene, Beacon Rock ("Castle Rock"), Washington, ca.1908
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Castle Rock on Columbia River, Winter Scene". Published by M.R.L.A. Made in Germany. Card #2968. Card is postmarked August 29, 1908. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Beacon Rock with Fish Wheel, ca.1910
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Beacon Rock ("Castle Rock") with Fish Wheel, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Castle Rock, Columbia River, Oregon." Published by Detroit Publishing Company. Card #5556. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Beacon Rock and Hamilton Mountain, ca.1910
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Beacon Rock ("Castle Rock") and Hamilton Mountain, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Castle Rock, Columbia River." Printed in Germany. Card #5552. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

From: "Fishwheels on the Columbia" (Donaldson and Cramer, 1971):   "Icehouse stationary fishwheel and remnant of Erickson Wheel on near shore, middle distance."

Penny Postcard, Beacon Rock with Train, ca.1910
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Beacon Rock ("Castle Rock") on the North Bank Road, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Castle Rock on the Columbia River, On the North Bank Road." Published by Portland Postcard Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Beacon Rock as seen from the Historic Columbia River Highway, ca.1917
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Beacon Rock ("Castle Rock") as seen from the Historic Columbia River Highway, ca.1917
Penny Postcard, ca.1917, "Castle Rock, Table Mountain in the Distance, Columbia River. Seen from the Highway." This is in error as it is Hamilton Mountain in the background. Card is postmarked 1917. Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Horsetail Falls ...

Penny Postcard, Horsetail Falls, ca.1920
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Horsetail Falls, Oregon, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Published by The Oregon News Company. Card #O-6. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, HorsetailFalls, ca.1920
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Horsetail Falls, Oregon, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1920, "Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Caption on back reads: "Horsetail Falls. A fine view of this beautiful water fall is obtained from the Columbia River Highway. The Horsetail Falls are 208 feet high. This picture shows the Cathedral Domes beyond.". Published by Lipschuetz & Katz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card is postmarked 1920. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, HorsetailFalls, ca.1930
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Horsetail Falls, Oregon, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Horsetail Falls. 205 feet. Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Image copyright Cross & Dimmitt. Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #18. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Oneonta ...

Penny Postcard, Oneonta Bluff, ca.1911
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Oneonta Bluff, with train tracks, ca.1911
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1911, "Oneonta Bluff on the Columbia River.". Published by Spokane Post Card Co., Spokane, Washington. Made in Germany. Card #5177. Card is postmarked June 9, 1911. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Oneonta Gorge, Rock Tunnel, ca.1920
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Oneonta Gorge, Rock Tunnel, Columbia River Highway, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Rock Tunnel, Oneonta Gorge, Columbia Highway.". Published by Lelund Lund, Tacoma, Washington. Card #151. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Oneonta Gorge, ca.1920
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Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Oneonta Gorge Columbia River.". Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Multnomah Falls ...

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls, ca.1890s
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Early Bridge, Multnomah Falls, Oregon, ca.1890s
Penny Postcard, Image ca.1890s, Postcard ca.1910, "Multnomah Falls on O.R. & N. Railroad, Oregon.". A "timbered" bridge existed at Multnomah Falls in the 1890s. Published by Sprouse & Son, Tacoma, Washington. Made in Germany. Divided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls, 1901-1907
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Multnomah Falls, Oregon, ca.1901 to 1907
Penny Postcard, ca.1901-1907, "Multnomah Falls, Oregon.". Published by Olds, Wortman and King, Portland, Oregon. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls, ca.1905
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Multnomah Falls, Oregon, ca.1905
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "Multnomah Falls". Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. Card is in the same style as offical cards from the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial (see below). In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls, ca.1920s
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Multnomah Falls, Oregon, ca.1920s
Penny Postcard, ca.1920s, "Beautiful Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway, Ore.". Caption on back reads: "The Falls are about 780 feet high, and during the Spring and early Summer carry a very large vulume of water. Many tourists and picnickers stop at this point for lunch. Located 36 miles from Portland." Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls, ca.1930
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Multnomah Falls, Oregon, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Multnomah Falls, Benson Foot Bridge, Columbia River Highway, Oregon." Caption on back reads: "Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Highway, the second falls in size in the United States, drop in a veil of foamy white 620 feet down the rock walls of the Gorge. A foot trail leads from the highway across Benson Bridge, past the Falls, and on up to Larch mountain, an extinct volcano." Image Copyright Angelus. Published by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls, ca.1920
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Winter, Multnomah Falls, Oregon, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Multnomah Falls in Winter, Columbia River Highway." Published by Van Nuy Interstate Company. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Multnomah Hazelwood ...

Penny Postcard, In front of Multnomah Falls, ca.1920
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View in front of Multnomah Falls, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "View in front of Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Building on left was the "Multnomah Hazelwood", an ice-cream stop which was open 365 days of the year. The Multnomah Hazelwood was built in 1916 and torn down in 1919. For a time, the Union Depot was connected to the Ice Cream shop. Published by The Oregon News Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #27. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Multnomah Falls Lodge ...

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls, ca.1920s
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Multnomah Falls, Oregon, ca.1920s
Penny Postcard, ca.1920s, "Multnomah Falls Lodge, Columbia River Highway, Ore." The striped patio canopy was converted to a permanent part of the Lodge in 1929. Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #170. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls, ca.1930s
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Multnomah Falls and Lodge, Oregon, ca.1930s
Penny Postcard, ca.1930s, "Multnomah Lodge, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon." Published by the Wesley Andrews Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #832. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Multnomah Falls vicinity ...

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls Viaduct, ca.1920
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Viaduct near Multnomah Falls, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Viaduct near Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #8320. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Multnomah Falls Viaduct, ca.1920
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Viaduct near Multnomah Falls, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Columbia River Highway Showing Castle Rock in the Distance.". Published by Chas. S. Lipscheutz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #315. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Wahkeena Falls ...

Penny Postcard, Wahkeena Falls, ca.1920
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Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Wah-Kee-Na Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #839. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Highway, Oregon, 1911
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Penny Postcard: "Columbia River Highway Bridge at Gordon Falls", postmarked 1917.
Penny Postcard postmarked August 1917. Published by Louis Scheiner, Portland, Oregon. Card #4577. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Wahkeena Falls, ca.1920
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Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Wah-Kee-Na Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #307. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Benson Park ...

Penny Postcard, Benson Park Entrance, ca.1910
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Benson Park Entrance, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "At Benson Park Entrance, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by The Oregon News Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #O-73. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Phoca Rock ...

Penny Postcard, Phoca Rock and Steamer, ca.1920
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Phoca Rock ("Lone Rock") and Steamer, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Columbia River Showing Lone Rock Near Cape Horn, Oregon". View includes Cape Horn Landing on the left. Published by Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Phoca Rock, ca.1910
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Phoca Rock ("Sentinel Rock"), ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Sentinel Rock, Columbia River.". Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles. Postmarked August 1913. Card #4046. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Bridal Veil ...

Penny Postcard, Bridal Veil Falls, ca.1910
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Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Bridal Veil Falls on the Columbia River, Oregon." Published by M Reider, Los Angeles, California. Card #4013. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Bridal Veil Falls, ca.1910
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Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Bridal Veil Falls, Columbia River. On Line O. W. R. & N. Co." Published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco. Card #2416. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Bridal Veil Falls, ca.1930
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Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Bridal Veil Falls. Columbia River Highway, Oregon. 180 feet. Masterpiece of Scenic Beauty.". Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #9087. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Logging Camp, Bridal Veil ...

Penny Postcard, Bridal Veil Logging Camp, ca.1910
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Logging camp, Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Logging Camp, Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon." Published for the J.K. Gill Co., Portland, Ore., by M.R., L.A. Card #3985. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Cape Horn ...

Penny Postcard, Cape Horn on the Columbia River, 1901
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Cape Horn with Cape Horn Landing, Columbia River, 1901
Penny Postcard, Copyright 1901, "Cape Horn on the Columbia River". Copyright 1901 by the Detroit Photographic Company. Undivided back. Card #5869. Cape Horn Landing is visible on the right. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cape Horn on the Columbia River, 1901
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Cape Horn, Washington, from upstream, ca.1905.
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "Cape Horn, 400 feet, Columbia River.". Published by D.M. Averill & Co. Publishers, Portland, Oregon. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, The Needles, Cape Horn, Washington, ca.1911
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"The Needles", Cape Horn on the Columbia River, ca.1911.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1911, "The Needles, Cape Horn on the Columbia River.". Published by the Portland Post Card Company, Portland, Oregon. Card is postmarked October 6, 1911. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cape Horn Railway Tunnel on North Bank Road, 1909
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Cape Horn Railway Tunnel #1, 1909
Penny Postcard, 1909, "Cape Horn Tunnel on the North Bank Road". View is of the western portal of Tunnel #1. Copyright 1909 by the Kiser Photo Company for the Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Ry. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cape Horn Railway Tunnel #1, ca.1920
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Cape Horn Railway Tunnel #1, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Cape Horn, Columbia River, Oregon". View is of the western portal of Tunnel #1. Published by Pacific Novelty Company, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cape Horn, with steamer, ca.1910
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Cape Horn with the steamer "Bailey Gatzert", ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Palisades on the Columbia River". Published by the J.K. Gill Co., Card #3952. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cape Horn, with steamer 'Dalles City', ca.1920
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Cape Horn and Cape Horn Landing, Washington, with steamer "Dalles City", ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Passing Cape Horn, Columbia River". Caption along the bottom reads "'Dallas City', one of the many steamers out of Portland". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card has postmark of August 1921. Card #248. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Rock Shed, Cape Horn, Washington Highway 14, ca.1947
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Rock Shed on Highway 14, Cape Horn, ca.1947
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1947, "Rock Shed at Cape Horn, Evergreen Highway". Christian W-755. Postmark April 23, 1947. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Pillars of Hercules ...

Penny Postcard, Pillars of Hercules, Oregon, ca.1908
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Pillars of Hercules, Oregon, ca.1908
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Pillars of Hercules, on Columbia River, Oregon.". View is looking east. The bluffs of Bridal Veil can be seen in the background. Card is postmarked June 17, 1908. Card #U.S.530. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Pillars of Hercules, Oregon, ca.1919
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Pillars of Hercules, Oregon, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Pillars of Hercules on O. R. & N. Railroad.". Published by Sprouse & Sons, Tacoma, Washington. Printed in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Pillars of Hercules, Oregon, ca.1919
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Pillars of Hercules, Oregon, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Pillars of Hercules, Banks of the Columbia River". The bluffs of the Bridal Veil area can be seen in the background. Published by Portland Post Card Col., Portland, Oregon (Made in Germany). Card #7054. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Pillars of Hercules, Oregon, ca.1919
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Pillars of Hercules, Oregon, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Pillars of Hercules, Columbia River, Oregon." Card #7225. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Pillars of Hercules, ca.1910
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Pillars of Hercules, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "On the Columbia River". View shows train tracks through the Pillars of Hercules. San Francisco and Portland S.S. Co., Columbia River Route. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Pillars of Hercules, ca.1910
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Pillars of Hercules, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Pillars of Hercules, Columbia River." Published by Louis Scheiner, Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Pillars of Hercules, ca.1919
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Pillars of Hercules, ca.1919
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1919, "Pillars of Herculkes, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". View shows tracks after their move to the north side of the Pillars. Published by Chas. S. Lipscheutz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #330. Card is postmarked August 18, 1919. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Bishops Cap ...

Penny Postcard, Bishops Cap, Shepperds Dell Highway, ca.1920
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Bishops Cap, Shepperd's Dell Highway, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Scene at Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway, Ore.". Sand Island and the Columbia River are in the background. Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Bishops Cap, Shepperds Dell, ca.1930
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Bishops Cap at Shepperd's Dell, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Bishop Cap at Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Copyright Cross & Dimmitt. Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Shepperds Dell Highway, ca.1920
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Shepperd's Dell Highway, with Bishops Cap, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Caption along top reads: "At Shepherd's Dell, the cliff had to be cut away to make room for autos to pass.". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #262. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Shepperds Dell ...

Penny Postcard, Shepperds Dell Highway, ca.1920
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Shepperd's Dell Highway, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Co., Portland, Oregon, Card #305. Image copyright Weister Co. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Shepperds Dell Bridge, ca.1920
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Shepperd's Dell Bridge, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Shepperd's Dell Bridge, Columbia River Highway, Oregon." Caption on back reads: "Shepperd's Dell Bridge. The Shepperd's Dell Bridge is 160 feet aove the stream, which is spanned with a reinforced concrete arch 100 feet long, the total length being 150 feet." Image copyright Weister Co. Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #326. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Shepperds Dell Bridge, ca.1930
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Shepperd's Dell Bridge, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Shepperds Dell Bridge, cars, and Bishops Cap, ca.1920
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Shepperd's Dell Bridge with Bishops Cap in the background, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Shepperd's Dell, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Caption on back reads: "Shepperd's Dell is one of the most picturesque spots along the highway. Eleven acres at this point was given to Portland by George Shepperd for a public park. This is a very interesting piece of construction, the 24 foot road having been cut out of solid rock. 'On Union Pacific System'." Published by Chas. S. Lipscheutz Company, Portland, Oregon, Card #324. Image copyright Weister Co. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Shepperds Dell Highway, looking downstream, ca.1920
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Shepperd's Dell Highway looking downstream, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Looking West from Shepperd's Dell Dome, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Card #820. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Latourell Falls ...

Penny Postcard, Latourell Falls, Oregon, ca.1910
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Latourell Falls, Oregon, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Latourell Falls. A Sheer Drop of 225 feet. Visible from Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Caption on back reads: "Beautiful Latourell Falls on Columbia River Highway has a sheer drop of 225 feet. Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #16. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Highway, east of Latourell, ca.1910
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Columbia River Highway, east of Latourell, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Columbia River Highway east of Latourelle, near Portland, Ore.". Published by The Oregon News Company, Portland, Oregon. Card is postmarked August 28, 1916. Card #8001. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Latourell Bridge looking towards Crown Point, ca.1920
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Latourell Bridge looking towards Crown Point, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Latourelle Bridge Looking Toward Crown Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #303. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Foot Bridge at Latourell, ca.1920
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Foot Bridge across Columbia River Highway, at Latourell Falls, Oregon, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Foot Bridge Over Highway Near Latourelle Falls.". Caption on back reads: "Artistic Foot Bridge. Over the Columbia River Highway neaar Latourelle Falls connecting the two parts of a country estate through which the right of way of the Highway runs. Care has been taken in this, as in all other matters connected with the highway, to preserve artistic walues.". Image copyright Weister Co. Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #358. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Crown Point ...

Penny Postcard, Crown Point and no Vista House, Oregon, ca.1916
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Crown Point, Columbia River Highway, from Crown Point Chalet, ca.1916
Penny Postcard, ca.1916, "Crown Point from The Chalet, Columbia Highway, Ore." Back of card if blank. Card #690. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Crown Point and no Vista House, Oregon, ca.1916
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Crown Point, Columbia River Highway, pre-Vista House, ca.1916
Penny Postcard, ca.1916, "Crown Point and Rooster Rock. Along Columbia River Highway, Oregon." Published by the Oregon News Company. Card #O-16. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Crown Point and  Vista House, Oregon, ca.1920
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Crown Point, Columbia River Highway, with Vista House, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Vista House, Alt. 833 ft., Crown Point Columbia River Highway, Ore." Image copyright Cross & Dimmitt. Card #399. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Crown Point Chalet ...

Penny Postcard, Crown Point and Vista House, Oregon, ca.1920
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Aerial view, Crown Point and Vista House, with Crown Point Chalet, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Vista House - Crown Point 'On the Columbia River Highway'." Building on the right is the "Crown Point Chalet", which was built in 1915 and closed in 1927. The building was demolished in the 1950s. Between Vista House and the Crown Point Chalet is "Gardiner's Cafe". Gardinerís Cafe opened in 1922 as Johnsonís Confectionary. In later years it was known as Vista Cafe. It was torn down by the Forest Service in 1963. Photo by A.M. Prentiss. Published by The Rose City News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #7. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Crown Point Chalet, ca.1920
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Crown Point Chalet, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Mrs. Henderson's Chalet, Crown Point." Photo copyright Cross & Dimmitt. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Crown Point and Vista House ...

Penny Postcard, Crown Point, Oregon, from below, ca.1920
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Crown Point and Vista House, Oregon, as seen from below, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Crown Point, 'On the Columbia River Highway', and Vista House from Columbia River, Over 600 Feet Below.". Photo by A.M. Prentiss. Published by the Rose City News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #27. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Crown Point and Vista House, Oregon, ca.1930
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Crown Point and Vista House, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Crown Point and Vista House, Columbia River Highway, Oregon". Caption on back reads: "Crown Point 25.5 miles from Portland, Oregon. A view of 35 miles both East and West can be seen from Vista House." Copyright Cross & Dimmitt. Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #2. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Crown Point and Vista House, Oregon, ca.1939
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Crown Point and Vista House, ca.1939
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1939, "Vista House, Crown Point, Columbia River, Oregon". Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #833. Card is postmarked October 30, 1939. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Crown Point and Vista House, Oregon, ca.1940s
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Crown Point and Vista House, ca.1940s
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s, "The Vista House and Columbia River Gorge". Published by Anderson Sundry Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Crown Point and Vista House, Oregon, ca.1950s
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Crown Point and Vista House, ca.1950s
Penny Postcard, ca.1950s, "The Vista House and Columbia River Gorge". Color by Carl Harbert. Distributed only by Smith-Western, Inc., Tacoma-Portland. Card #1752. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Vista House ...

Penny Postcard, Vista House Dedication, May 5, 1918
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Vista House Dedication, May 5, 1918
Penny Postcard, May 5, 1918, "Vista House, Columbia River Highway, Oregon." The dedication of Vista House was on May 5, 1918. Portland's Royal Rosarians can be seen dressed in white. Published by The Oregon News, Portland, Oregon. Card #17. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vista House, 1918
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Vista House, Crown Point, Oregon, 1918
Penny Postcard, Copyright 1918, "Vista House, Columbia River Highway, Ore." Image copyright 1918 by Angelus Studio, #13751. Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #45. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vista House, ca.1920
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Vista House, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Crown Point and Vista House, Columbia River Highway, Oregon." Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #13761. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vista House, ca.1927
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Vista House, ca.1927
Penny Postcard, ca.1927, "Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia River Highway." Wesley Andrews #759. Postcard appears re-printed, caption on back reads "Vista House at Crown Point, 1927". In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vista House, Crown Point, Oregon, ca.1943
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Vista House, Crown Point, Oregon, ca.1943.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1943, "Vista House, Columbia River Highway, Oregon." The Crown Point Chalet is visible in the background on the right above Vista House. Image copyright Angelus Studio. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #859. Card is postmarked August 18, 1943. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


View from Vista House ...

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Gorge from Crown Point, Oregon, ca.1920
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Columbia River Gorge from Crown Point, Oregon, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Columbia Gorge looking East from Crown Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon." Caption on back reads: "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 view-points along the Columbia River." Image copyright Weister Co. Published by Chas. A. Lipscheutz Co., Portland, Oregon. American Art Postcard. Card #325. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Chanticleer Inn ...

Penny Postcard, Chanticleer Inn, ca.1916
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Approach to Chanticleer Inn, Columbia River Highway, ca.1916
Penny Postcard, ca.1916. On back is printed "Menu Chanticleer Inn", including "Regular Chicken Dinner" for $1.50. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Penny Postcard, Chanticleer Inn, ca.1916
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Detail, Approach to Chanticleer Inn, Columbia River Highway, ca.1916
Penny Postcard, ca.1916. On back is printed "Menu Chanticleer Inn", including "Regular Chicken Dinner" for $1.50. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.
Penny Postcard, Chanticleer Inn, ca.1916
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Chanticleer Inn, ca.1916
Penny Postcard, ca.1916, "Chanticleer Inn, Columbia Highway, Ore." Year given as 1916 on "PDXHistory.com" Website, with comment "the back porch was enlarged and enclosed". Card #647. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Rooster Rock ...

Penny Postcard, Rooster Rock, Oregon, ca.1905
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Rooster Rock, Oregon, Image ca.1896, Card ca.1905
Penny Postcard, Image ca.1896, Card ca.1905, "Rooster Rock, Columbia River, Oregon." Oregon Historical Society original image is titled "Hattie Belle at Rooster Rock, by Benjamin Gifford, ca.1896." Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. Card is in the same style as offical cards from the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial (see below). In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Rooster Rock, Oregon, with Cannery, ca.1905
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Rooster Rock, Oregon, with Cannery, ca.1905
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "Rooster Rock, Columbia River, Oregon." Note fishwheel along side of Cannery. Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. Undivided Back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Rooster Rock with cannery, ca.1910
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Rooster Rock and Rooster Rock Cannery, ca.1910
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Rooster Rock, Columbia River". Rooster Rock, Oregon, with the Rooster Rock Cannery. Published by Louis Scheiner, Portland, Oregon. Postcard has postmark of 1916. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Rooster Rock with cannery, ca.1920
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Rooster Rock and Crown Point, showing the Rooster Rock Cannery, ca.1920
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Columbia River Gorge, Columbia River Highway 25 miles east of Portland. Seen from Union Pacific System Trains." View of Rooster Rock and Crown Point, Oregon, with the Rooster Rock Cannery. Union Pacific System Pictorial Post Card, "The Scenic Columbia River Route to the Pacific Northwest". In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Rooster Rock with steamer, ca.1908
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Rooster Rock with steamer, Postmarked 1908
Penny Postcard, ca.1908, "Rooster Rock, Columbia River, seen from O.R. & N. train." Published for the J.K. Gill Co., Portland, Ore., by M. R., Los Angeles. Card #4020. Postcard has postmark of 1908. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Rooster Rock and Train Tracks, ca.1914
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Rooster Rock and Train Tracks, Postmarked 1914.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1914, "Rooster Rock, Columbia River." Published by Patton Post Card Co., Salem, Oregon. Card is postmarked October 4, 1914. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Sandy River and Broughton Bluff ...

Penny Postcard, Sandy River Bridge, ca.1920
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Sandy River Bridge, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Sandy River Bridge at Auto Club Grounds - Beginning of the Columbia River Highway, Oregon". View shows the Sandy River, Oregon, and the 6th Street Bridge. The Columbia River Highway was built between 1913 and 1922, at the beginning of the automobile age. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Sandy River, Broughton Bluff, ca.1920
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Sandy River and Broughton Bluff, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "The Bluffs Near Troutdale Bridge, Showing Sandy River to the Right, Columbia River Highway, Oregon.". Published by Americhrome, Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Portland International Airport ...

Penny Postcard, Portland-Columbia Airport, Portland, Oregon, ca.1940
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Portland-Columbia Airport, Portland, Oregon, ca.1940
Penny Postcard, ca.1940, "Portland-Columbia Airport, Portland, Oregon." View looking east with Mount Hood and McGuire Island on the left. Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #25. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Columbia River Slough ...

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Slough, ca.1905
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Columbia River Slough, Portland, Oregon, ca.1905:
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "A Bit of the Columbia River, Oregon.". Later postcards (ca.1910) use same image and refer to it as the Columbia River Slough. Published by Frank S. Thayer, Denver, Colorado. Card #700. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Slough, ca.1907
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Columbia River Slough, Portland, Oregon, ca.1907:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1907, "Evening on Coumbia River Slough". Published by The Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Made in Germany. Card is postmarked July 19, 1907. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Jantzen Beach ...

Penny Postcard, Jantzen Beach, Columbia River, and Pacific Highway, ca.1920s
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Penny Postcard: Jantzen Beach, Oregon, ca.1920s:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920s, "Jantzen Beach, "On the Columbia River and Pacific Highway".". Card is blank on reverse side. Card #23. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Jantzen Beach, 1929
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Penny Postcard: "Swimming Pools at Jantzen Beach on the Columbia River, near Portland, Oregon", postmarked 1929.
Photo by A.M. Prentiss. No.451-29. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Willamette River and St. Johns ...

Penny Postcard, U.S.S. Portland under the St. Johns Bridge, ca.1930
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Penny Postcard: The U.S.S. Portland crossing beneath the St. Johns Bridge, Willamete River, ca.1930:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "U.S.S. Portland Passing Under St. John's Bridge, Portland, Oregon.". The caption on the back reads: "The St. John's Bridge was completed in June, 1931, at a cost of $4,250,000 and its span of 205 feet above the Willamette River is sufficient to allow any type of vessel to pass under it. The Bridge is 3,833 feet in length. Image Copyright Angelus. Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #27. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Willamette Falls ...

Penny Postcard, Willamette Falls, Oregon, ca.1910
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Penny Postcard: The Willamette Falls, Oregon, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Willamette Falls, Oregon.". Published by The Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Willamette Falls, Oregon, ca.1910
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Penny Postcard: Fishing, Willamette Falls, Oregon, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Fishing at Oregon City, Ore.". Card #7997. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Willamette Falls, Oregon, ca.1920
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Penny Postcard: Willamette Falls, Oregon City, Oregon, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Willamette Gorge, Oregon City, Oregon.". Published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco, California. Litho. Card #5016. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Willamette Falls, Oregon, ca.1930
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Penny Postcard: The Willamette Falls, Oregon, ca.1930.
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Willamette Falls, Oregon City, Oregon.". Published by Wesley Andrews Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #736. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Oregon City ...

Penny Postcard, Oregon City, Oregon, with Willamette Falls, ca.1908
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Penny Postcard: Oregon City, Oregon, with Willamette Falls, ca.1908.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Woolen Mill, Electric Pulp and Paper Mill, Flour Mill and Filter Plant on the Willametter River, Oregon.". Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles, California, for Howell & Jones, Oregon City, Oregon. Made in Germany. Card #2753. Card is postmarked January 2, 1908. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Oregon City, Oregon, with suspension bridge, ca.1910
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Penny Postcard: Oregon City, Oregon, with suspension bridge, ca.1910. Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Business Section of Oregon City, looking South, showing Suspension Bridge across the Willamette River.". Published by Portland Post Card Co. (???). Card #A1167. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Oregon City, Oregon, with suspension bridge, ca.1910
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Penny Postcard: Suspension Bridge, Oregon City, Oregon, ca.1910. Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Suspension Bridge, Oregon City, Ore.". Huntley Bros. Co., Oregon City, Oregon. "Hand Painted". In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Elevator, Oregon City, Oregon, ca.1930s
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Penny Postcard: Elevator, Oregon City, Oregon, ca.1930s. Penny Postcard, ca.1930s, "Oregon City Elevator.". Photo by Christian. Card #O-115. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Portland, Oregon ...

Penny Postcard, Portland, Oregon, and Mount Hood, ca.1905
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Portland, Oregon, with Mount Hood, ca.1905
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "City of Portland & Mt. Hood." Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. Card is in the same style as offical cards from the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial (see below). In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Portland, Oregon, River Front, 1899
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River Front, Portland, Oregon, 1899
Penny Postcard, Copyright 1899 by H.A. Hale, "River Front, Portland, Oregon." Card #5914. Card is postmarked October 19, 1904. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Portland Harbor, Portland, Oregon, ca.1910
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War Vessels, Portland Harbor, Portland, Oregon, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "U.S. War Vessels in Harbor, Portland, Ore.". Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles, California. Card #3945. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Portland Harbor, Portland, Oregon, ca.1920
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Portland Harbor, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Shipping Scene, Portland, Oreg.". Caption on the front top reads: "Grain, Lumber, Flour, Fruit, etc., to All Parts of the World.". Published by Chas. S. Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #274. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Portland, Oregon, ca.1930
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Aerial view, Portland and the Willamette River, ca.1930:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "View from a Skyliner over Willamette River, Looking North Toward Mt. St. Helens, Wash." Image copyright Brubaker Aerial Surveys, Portland, Ore. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #749. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Mount Hood and Portland, Oregon, ca.1940
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Mount Hood and Portland, Oregon, ca.1940:
Penny Postcard, ca.1940, "Mt. Hood, from Portland, Oregon". Caption on back reads: "Portland, Oreogn. 'The Rose City'. Mt. Hood (Altitude 11,225) in background. Population 500,000." Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #3. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Portland, Oregon, ca.1945
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Portland, Oregon, Public Market, and Seaplanes in the Willamette River, ca.1940:
Penny Postcard, ca.1945, "$1,000,000 Public Market on Portland Harbor, Showing Patrol Boat and Seaplanes, Portland Oregon." Caption on back reads: "One Million Dollar Public Market, Portland, Oregon". Published by Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland, Oregon. Card #31. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, 'Centennial Queen', click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: "The CENTENNIAL QUEEN", 1959.
Penny Postcard postmarked 1959. Caption on back reads: "The "CENTENNIAL QUEEN", river excursion boat which plies the Willamette from Portland to its mouth and up the Columbia, passing through the Burnside Bridge in mid-Portland." Color Photo by Georg Nilsen. Published by Western Color Sales Inc., #K-1860. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Portland, Oregon, ca.1916
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"The City of Roses", Portland, Oregon, ca.1916:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1916, "Beautiful Homes and Side Walks Lined with Roses, Portland, Oregon.". Published by Lipschuetz Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #289. April 4, 1916, date is handwritten on back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Rose Festival, Portland, Oregon, ca.1909
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Portland Rose Festival, Portland, Oregon, ca.1909:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1909, "Forestry Building, Rose Carnival, Oregon.". The Foresty Building was built for the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial and left as a memorial to the explorers. Published by E.P. Charlton & Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Lewis and Clark 1905 Centennial ...

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Centennial, Portland, Oregon, 1905:
Penny Postcard, Copyright 1903, "Lewis & Clark Centennial, Portland, Oregon, 1905. Copyright 1903 by Lewis-Clark Exposition Co. Published by H. Mitchell, San Francisco. Undivided back. Card has scotch-tape residue on top. The red horizontal mark on bottom of image is covering words "Lewis & Clark Exposition". The printing "The Lewis & Clark Centennial" is printed on top of the red mark. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Birds Eye View, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, Birds-Eye View, 1905:
Penny Postcard, Double Card, 1905, "Birds Eye View of Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition.". In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, General View, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, General View, 1905:
Penny Postcard, 1905, "General View", Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon. "Official Mailing Card Lewis & Clark Centennial, 1905, Portland, Oregon". Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Lake View Terrace, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, Lake View Terrace, 1905:
Penny Postcard, 1905, Lake View Terrace, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon. "Official Mailing Card Lewis & Clark Centennial, 1905, Portland, Oregon". Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. View shows Guild Lake on the right. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Government Building, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Government Building, 1905:
Penny Postcard, 1905, U.S. Government Building, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon. "Official Mailing Card Lewis & Clark Centennial, 1905, Portland, Oregon". Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. View is looking north past Guild Lake and the Willamette River, towards Mount St. Helens (left) and Mount Adams (right), Washington. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Agricultural Palace, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, Agricultural Palace, 1905:
Penny Postcard, 1905, Agricultural Palace, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon. Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Industrial Palace, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, Industrial and Liberal Arts Palace, 1905.
Published by E.P. Charlton & Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Manufacturers Building, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, Manufacturers Liberal Arts and Varied Industrial Building, 1905.
Caption on top reads: "Official Mailing Card Lewis & Clark Centennial, 1905, Portland, Oregon". Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Government Building and the Bridge of All Nations, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, Government Building and the Bridge of All Nations, 1905.
Penny Postcard, 1905, "Government Building and Bridge of All Nations. Lewis & Clark Exposition.". Published by the J.K. Gill Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #1644. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, The Trail, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, The Trail, 1905.
Penny Postcard, 1905, "The Trail. Lewis and Clark Expo." Published by the J.K. Gill Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #1645. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Centennial Park and Experimental Gardens, 1905
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Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, Centennial Park and Experiemntal Gardens, 1905.
Caption on top reads: "Official Mailing Card Lewis & Clark Centennial, 1905, Portland, Oregon". Published by B.B. Rich, Official Stationer. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Lewis & Clark Exposition, 1905, National Cash Register Building ... Today the St. Johns Theatre and Pub ...

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Exposition, NCR Building, 1905
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National Cash Register Building, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, 1905.
Penny Postcard, 1905, "Lewis & Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon." Front of building says "A Trip to the N.C.R., Motion Pictures, Free". The National Cash Register Building is one of a handful of structures from the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition to still be around today. This building is now St. Johns Theatre and Pub, located in St. Johns, Oregon. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.



Vancouver, Washington ...

Penny Postcard, Vancouver, Washington, ca.1907
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Vancouver, Washington, ca.1907:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1907, "Columbia River, Vancouver, Washington.". Published by M. Reider, Los Angeles. Made in Germany. Card is postmarked July 23, 1907. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vancouver Water Front, ca.1908
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Loading Lumber Schooner, Vancouver, Washington, ca.1908:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Lumber Schooner Loading, Vancouver, Wash.". Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. Card #1016. Card is postmarked September 11, 1908. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vancouver Water Front, ca.1910
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Water Front, Vancouver, Washington, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Water Front, Columbia River, Vancouver, Wash.". Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore. Card #1009. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vancouver Business District, ca.1920
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"Bird's-eye view", Business District, Vancouver, Washington, with the Interstate Bridge, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Bird's-eye View of Part of Business Section of Vancouver, Wash., also Showing Pacific Interstate Bridge between Portland and Vancouver.". Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #V-3. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vancouver and Vancouver Lake, ca.1936
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Aerial view, Vancouver, Washington, looking northwest, with Vancouver Lake, ca.1936:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1936, "Vancouver Washington and Columbia River looking Northwest". Caption on bottom reads: "On Pacific Highway". Divided back, card is postmarked September 28, 1936. Copyright Brubaker Aerial Surveys. Card #549. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


"Jolie Prairie" ...

Penny Postcard, Mount Hood from Vancouver Barracks, ca.1909
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Mount Hood, Oregon, as seen from Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Washington, ca.1909:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1909, "Mount Hood from Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Wash.". Published by Portland Post Card Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #1010. Divided back, card is postmarked July 1, 1909. This area was known as "Jolie Prairie", today the location of Fort Vancouver, Vancouver Barracks, Pearson Airfield, and Vancouver industry and condominiums. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Vancouver Barracks and Officer's Row ...

Penny Postcard, Vancouver Barracks, ca.1920
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Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Washington, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "The Vancouver Barracks, Vancovuer, Washington.". Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #552. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Officer's Row, ca.1918
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Officer's Row, "General Headquarters", Vancouver, Washington, ca.1918:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1918, "General Headquarters, Department of the Columbia, Vancouver, Wash. On the North Bank Road.". Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #P1415. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Interstate 5 Bridge ...

Penny Postcard, Interstate 5 Bridge, ca.1920
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Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Interstate Highway Bridge over Columbia River, Between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.". Published by Wesley Andrews, Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #543. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Interstate 5 Bridge, ca.1920
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Interstate 5 Bridge with cars, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "'Pacific Highway Interstate Bridge', Spanning Columbia River, Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, Wash.". Caption on back reads: "New Interstate Bridge. This new Interstate Bridge, spanning the Columbia River, connecting Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, is now being constructed. The very latest type of bridges, which is the greatest of bridge engineering at this time, is one of the interesting features of the New Pacific Highway.". Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Card #194. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Vancouver - Portland Ferry ...

Penny Postcard, Interstate 5 Bridge, Portland-Vancouver Ferry, ca.1920
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Interstate 5 Bridge and the Portland-Vancouver Ferry, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Interstate Bridge between Vancouver, Wash. and Portland, Ore.". Caption on back reads: "Interstate Bridge, between Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Ore. -- This bridge was erected during 1917 at a cost of $1,500,000. Previous to the erection of same, the traffic was taken care of by the ferry shown in the picture.". Published by The Oregon News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #8241. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Ferry, 'City of Vancouver', ca.1910
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Portland-Vancouver Ferry, "City of Vancouver", ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "New Ferry 'City of Vancouver' between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Wash.". Published by Sprouse & Son, Tacoma, Wash. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Ferry, Vancouver, Washington, ca.1910
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Vancouver Ferry, Vancouver, Washington, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Vancouver Ferry entering Vancouver, Wash., North Bank Bridge in Distance. On the North Bank Road." Published by Portland Postcard Co., Portland, Oregon. Made in Portland. Card #P1416. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Ferry, 'City of Vancouver', ca.1910
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Portland-Vancouver Ferry, "City of Vancouver", ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Ferry Boat 'City of Vancouver' making connection between Vancovuer, Wash., and Portland, Ore.". Plate 2110. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Moonlight, Portland-Vancouver Ferry, ca.1910
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Portland-Vancouver Ferry, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1910, "Crossing the Columbia by Moonlight, Portland, Oreg. and Vancouver, Wash. Ferry.". Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #1008. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Vancouver to Portland, SP&S Railway Bridge ...

Penny Postcard, Vancouver to Portland Railway Bridge, ca.1911
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Vancouver to Portland SP&S Railway Bridge, ca.1911.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1911, "North Bank Railway Bridge, (two miles long), crossing the Columbia River from Vancouver, W'n. to Portland, Ore.". Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Vancouver to Portland Railway Bridge, ca.1920
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Vancouver to Portland SP&S Railway Bridge, ca.1920.
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway, Columbia River Bridge.". Published by Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco, California. Card #O-144. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Vancouver's "Old Apple Tree" ...

Image, 1911, Vancouver's Old Apple Tree, click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: "The Old Apple Tree, Planted 1826, Vancouver, Wash., On Pacific Highway", ca.1914-1920.
Penny Postcard ca.1914-1920, Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Oregon, No.542. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, ca.1950s, Vancouver's Old Apple Tree, click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: The Old Apple Tree, Vancouver, Washington, 1940.
Penny Postcard 1940. Caption on back: "No.35 in Union Oil Company's Natural Color Scenes of the West. Father of the great Northwest apple industry is this oldest apple tree. Grown from seed brought from England in 1826, the tree is still bearing. It may be seen at Vancouver army barracks, Vancouver, which originally was a Hudson Bay Post." Copyright 1940, Union Oil Co. of California. Made in U.S.A. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Peter Toth's Whispering Giant Scupture ...

Penny Postcard, click to enlarge
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Whispering Giant scupture, Vancouver, Washington.
Penny Postcard ca.1980s. Caption on back: "Toth's Nationwide Indian Sculptures (with a cause). Sculptor Peter Toth's gift, one monument in each of the 50 states, to raise the Nation's conscience to the plight of the American Indian. Created from a 42,000 lb. fir; 25 ft. high; 8 ft. across. Appeared in "Ripley's Believe It or Not." Located in Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Washington." Photo by Greg Johnson. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Columbia River - Willamette River Lighthouse ...

Penny Postcard, Columbia River - Willamette River Lighthouse, ca.1910
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Lighthouse at the junction of the Willamette River with the Columbia River, ca.1910.
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Light House at the Junction of Columbia and Willamette Rivers.". Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Elder Rocks ...

Penny Postcard, 'Geo.W.Elder' in drydock, Portland, click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: "The Geo. W. Elder in drydock, Portland, Oregon", ca.1905.
Penny Postcard ca.1905. Edward H. Mitchell Publisher, San Francisco, #1021. Printed in the United States. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Kalama - Goble Ferry ...

Penny Postcard, Northern Pacific Railroad Train across Columbia, ca.1908
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Northern Pacific Rainroad Train crossing the Columbia on the Ferry "Tacoma", ca.1908.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Northern Pacific Railroad Train crossing the Columbia River on Ferry.". Published by Portland Post Card Company, Portland, Oregon (Made in Germany). Card #7009. Card is postmarked July 16, 1908. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Cowlitz River, Kelso and Longview ...

Penny Postcard, Cowlitz River and Kelso, Washington, ca.1905
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Cowlitz River and Kelso, Washington, ca.1905.
Penny Postcard, ca.1905, "Tow Boat, Cowlitz River, Kelso, Wash.". Published by E.C. Kropp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made for Dunham and Abbott. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cowlitz River, Long Bell Lumber Mills, ca.1930
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Cowlitz River and the Long Bell Lumber Mills, Longview, Washington, ca.1930.
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Long Bell Lumber Mills, Mt. St. Helens in Distance, Longview, Wash.". Image copyright Brubaker Aerial Surveys. Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Baker, Oregon. Card #518. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Long Bell Lumber Mills, ca.1930
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Long Bell Lumber Mills, Longview, Washington, ca.1930.
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Long Bell Lumber Mills, Longview, Wash.". Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Baker, Oregon. Card #515. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Lewis and Clark Bridge ...

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Bridge, ca.1930
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Lewis and Clark Bridge, while under construction (?), ca.1930
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1930, "On Columbia River and Pacific Highways, Columbia River - Longview Bridge, Longview, Wash.". View from Oregon side. Mount St. Helens, Washington, is in the background. Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Baker, Oregon. Card #525. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Bridge, ca.1930
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Lewis and Clark Bridge, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1930, "Columbia River Longview Bridge, Longview, Wash., On Columbia River and Pacific Highway.". Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Baker, Oregon. Card #631. Card is postmarked August 25, 1930. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Bridge, ca.1930-1940s
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Lewis and Clark Bridge, ca.1930s to 1940s
Penny Postcard, ca.1930s to 1940s, "Longview, Washington, Rainier, Oregon, Highway Bridge.". Photo by A.M. Prentiss. Caption on back reads: "Longview-Rainier Bridge, connecting Longview, Washington on the Pacific Highway with Rainier, Oregon, on the lower Columbia River Highway, 50 miles from Portland, Oregon. Published by The Rose City News Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #31. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Lewis and Clark Bridge, ca.1930-1940s
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Lewis and Clark Bridge, ca.1930s to 1940s
Penny Postcard, ca.1930s to 1940s, "On the Old Oregon Trail, Columbia River Longview Bridge, Longview, Washington to Rainier, Oregon.". Caption on back reads: "Main Span, 1,200 feet, Clear Height 195 feet, River Structure, 3,800 feet, Approaches 4,400 feet.". Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Baker, Oregon. Card #535. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Mount Coffin ...

Penny Postcard, Weyerhaeuser Mill and Mount Coffin, ca.1930
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Wayerhaeuser Mill, with Mount Coffin, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Weyerhaeuser Lumber Mills, Lower Columbia River, Longview, Wash.". Mount Coffin is in the background. Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Weyerhaeuser Mill and Mount Coffin, ca.1930
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Detail, Mount Coffin, ca.1930
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Weyerhaeuser Lumber Mills, Lower Columbia River, Longview, Wash.". Mount Coffin is in the background. Published by Wesley Andrews, Inc., Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Smelt runs ...

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Smelt Co., Kelso, Washington, ca.1915
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Penny Postcard: Columbia River Smelt Company, Kelso, Washington, ca.1915
Penny Postcard, "Shoveling Smelt, Columbia River, Oregon.". Label on box in image says: "From The Columbia River Smelt Co., Kelso, Wash.". Published by Louis Scheiner, Portland, Oregon. Made in U.S.A. Divided back. Card #R-28824. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Smelt Fishing, Sandy River, Oregon
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Penny Postcard: Smelt Fishing, Sandy River, Oregon
Penny Postcard, "SANDY RIVER, Oregon". Caption on back reads: "Dip netters catching their limit of smelt, during the annual run, as the fish fight their way to their spawning grounds. This scene taken not far from Portland." Color by C.H. Ebeling. Published by Western Color Sales Inc., Portland, Oregon, #K1806. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Rainier, Oregon ...

Penny Postcard, Rainier, Oregon, ca.1911
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Main Street looking west, Rainier, Oregon, ca.1911.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1911, "Main Street looking West, Rainier, Ore.". Published by C. Kropf, Milwaukee. Card #1538. Card is postmarked January 25, 1911. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Rainier, Oregon, ca.1916
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Rainier, Oregon, and Mill, ca.1916.
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1916, "One of the Big Mills, Rainier, Ore..". Card is postmarked March 21, 1916. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


"The Incline", Rainier, Oregon ...

Penny Postcard, Log Chute on the Columbia River, ca.1915
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Log Chute on the Columbia River, ca.1915:
Penny Postcard, ca.1915, "Log Chute, on Columbia River". Published by the Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco, California. Card #O.41. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Known as "The Incline", this railway was built by John B. Yeon in order to lower train car loads of logs from the rim above Rainier, Oregon, down to the slough below. The "Incline" was part of the Yeon and Pelton Company which operated at the beginning of the 1900s, and located three miles from Rainier.



Log Rafts ...

Penny Postcard, Log Raft on the Columbia River, ca.1906
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Log Raft on the Columbia River, at Stella (Coal Creek Slough), Washington, ca.1915
Penny Postcard, "Sea-going log raft, 8,000,000 feet of timber, Oregon, ca.1915.". Published by Lipschuetz & Katz, Portland, Oregon. Divided back. Card #269. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

The Stella Historical Society identifies this image as being from Stella, Washington. The rafts at Stella were assembled in Coal Creek Slough.

Penny Postcard, Log Raft on the Columbia River, ca.1906
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Log Raft on the Columbia River, 7 Million Feet of Lumber, ca.1906
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1906, "Log Raft, Columbia River -- 7,000,000 Feet of Lumber.". Published by D.M. Averill & Co., Portland, Oregon. Undivided back. Card is postmarked November 21, 1906. Card #515. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Log Raft on the Columbia River, ca.1909
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Log Raft on the Columbia River, ca.1909
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1909, "Towing Log Raft from Columbia River to Pacific Ocean.". Published by The Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Made in Germany. Card is postmarked March 1909. Card #119. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Log Raft on the Columbia River, ca.1905
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Log Raft on the Columbia River, ca.1905
Penny Postcard. Photo card, undivided back. No other information on card. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Log Raft on the Columbia River, ca.1915
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Log Rafts on the Columbia River, ca.1915
Penny Postcard. Photo card, divided back, white edges. No other information on card. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Log Raft cradle, ca.1915
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Penny Postcard: Log Raft cradle, ca.1915
Penny Postcard, ca.1915, "Cradle of an Ocean-going Log Raft, Oregon." Caption on back reads: "The heavy logs from the Oregon forest, being too large for transportation by boat or rail, immense rafts are constructed as shown in this picture, and are "towed" down the coast to California saw mills." Divided back, Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. #P1118. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Log Raft waiting at San Diego, ca.1915
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Log Rafts from the Columbia River waiting at San Diego, California, ca.1915
Penny Postcard, ca.1915, "Log Rafts of five million feet each, 900 feet long, depth 28 feet below Waterline, San Diego, Cal." Divided back, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, published by Eno & Matteson, San Diego. Made in U.S.A. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Pillar Rock ...

Penny Postcard, Pillar Rock, ca.1910
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Pillar Rock ("Pilot Rock"), ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Pilot Rock, Lower Columbia River". Published by the Portland Post Card Co, between 1907 and 1915. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Hungry Harbor ...

Penny Postcard, Hungry Harbor, Washington
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Hungry Harbor, Washington:
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s-1950s, "Hungry Harbor.". Caption on back reads: "Old fish-net drying docks near Knappton, Washington at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River." Color by John F. McNamara. Published by Columbia View Cards, Ocean Park, Washington. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


McGowan ...

Penny Postcard, McGowan's Cans, click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: "Two Millon Cans of Columbia River Salmon", McGowans' Cannery, McGowan, Washington, postmarked 1908.
Printing on box in image reads: "McGowans' Spring Pack, 1lb. flat, Columbia River Salmon. Published for Olds, Wortman and King, Portland, Oregon. Printed in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Svensen ...

Penny Postcard, Svensen, Oregon, 1912
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Svensen, Oregon, 1912:
Penny Postcard, "Svensen, Ore., Coe Photo, U.F.B. Picnic 1912". Divided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Tongue Point ...

Penny Postcard, Tongue Point Naval Base, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1950s
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Tongue Point Naval Base, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1950s:
Penny Postcard, "Tongue Point Naval Base, Astoria, Ore.". ca.1946 to 1962. Divided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Fishing ...

Penny Postcard, Sturgeon Fishing, Columbia River, 1899
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Sturgeon Fishing, Columbia River, 1899:
Penny Postcard, Copyright 1899, "Sturgeon Fishing on the Columbia River, Oregon.". Published by Detroit Photographic Company. Card #5223. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Fishing Fleet, ca.1907
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Columbia River Fishing Fleet, ca.1907:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1907, "Columbia River Fishing Fleet.". These small gillnet fishing boats were powered by two triangular sails, giving rise to the name "Butterfly Fleet". Published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, California. Card #511. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Sturgeon Fishing, Columbia River, 1899
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Sturgeon Fishing, Columbia River, 1899:
Penny Postcard, Copyright 1899, "Sturgeon on the Columbia River, Oregon.". Published by Detroit Photographic Company. Card #5222. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Sturgeon
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Columbia River Sturgeon, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1910, "Columbia Riveer Sturgeon, Weight 928 lbs.". Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash. Printed in Germany. Card #7259. Card is postmarked June 10, 1910. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Columbia River Sturgeon
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Columbia River Sturgeon, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Sturgeon caught in the Columbia River.". Published by Portland Post Card Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #P1054. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Seining on the Columbia, ca.1910
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Seining on the Columbia, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Seining on the Columbia River.". Published by Sprouse & Sons, Tacoma, Wash. Printed in Germany. Card #1074. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Seining on the Columbia, ca.1910
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Salmon Seining on the Columbia, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1910, "Salmon Fishing on the Columbia". Published by Detroit Publishing Company. Card #7890. Card is postmarked September 7, 1910. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Seining on the Columbia, ca.1910
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Salmon Seining on the Columbia, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1910, "Seining for Salmon, Columbia River, Oregon". Published by Mitchell. Card is postmarked September 14, 1910. Card #2287. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Seining on the Columbia
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Salmon Seining with horses, Columbia River:
Penny Postcard, "Horse-seining, Columbia River, Oregon.". Caption on back reads: "Early day horse-seining for salmon. One end of the fish net was anchored on the sand bar. A skiff towed the net in an arc into the fish in the river, bringing the end back to the horses which pulled the full net of fish on to the sand bar to be harvested. This practice is discontinued." Anderson Scenic Post Cards, Portland, Oregon. Chrome card. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

"Many shallow areas between Puget Island and Astoria had horse seining operations dating back to the 1860's. Some of the sand bars had horse barns, canneries and cookhouses built on pilings, to avoid high tides. West Sand Island had four or five canning or seining companies operating there, and horses were grazed on the island. This activity peaked in 1926 and was banned in Washington in 1935." [Christy and Putera, 1993, Oregon State University Archives website, 2006]

Penny Postcard, Seining on the Columbia
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Purse Seining, Columbia River:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Purse Seining in the Scenic Pacific Northwest.". Washington State Progress Commission Photo, Published by E.C. Knopp Co., Milwaukee, Wis. Card #P108. Linen. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Astoria, Oregon ...

Penny Postcard, Astoria, Oregon, with Salmon Canneries, ca.1917
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Astoria, Oregon, with Salmon Canneries, ca.1917:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1917, "Waterfront of Astoria, Oregon, showing some of the Salmon Canneries.". Published by Louis Scheiner, Portland, Oregon. Card is postmarked June 12, 1917. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Astoria, Tongue Point, with train, ca.1910
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Astoria and Tongue Point, and Train, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "The Train runs for several miles over trestle bridges as it approaches Astoria, Oregon." Published by Pacific Novelty Co. of San Francisco, California. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Astoria Salmon Cannery, ca.1920
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Astoria Salmon Cannery, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Salmon Cannery, Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon." Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Baker, Oregon. Card #505. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Astoria Fishermen, ca.1909
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Astoria Fishermen, ca.1909:
Postcard, Postmarked 1909, "Fishermen's Homes, Astoria, Ore." Published by M.R.L.A., #9265. Made in Germany. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Salmon waiting for Shipment, ca.1910
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Columbia River Salmon waiting for Shipment, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Columbia River Salmon waiting for Shipment." Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles, California. Card #3950. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Interior Salmon Cannery, ca.1930
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Interior Salmon Cannery, ca.1930:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Interior Salmon Cannery, Daily Capacity 60 Tons, Columbia River." Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Baker, Oregon. Card #799. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Astoria Lumber ...

Penny Postcard, Hammond Lumber Mills, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1910
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Hammond Lumber Mills, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Hammond Lumber Mills, showins millions of feet of floating lumber, Astoria, Oregon." Published by Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco, California. Card #3313. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Fort Astoria ...

Penny Postcard, Fort Astoria, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1960s
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Fort Astoria, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1960s:
Penny Postcard, ca.1960s, "Fort Astoria, Astoria, Oregon". Caption on back reads: "This famous fort was restored in 1956. A "must" for the visitor to this area. Image by Henry Lonberg. Distributed and Published by Smith's Scenic Views, Tacoma, Washington. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Fort Astor, Astoria Centennial, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1912
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Fort Astor, Astoria Centennial, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1912:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1912, "Fort Astor, Astoria Centennial, Astoria, Oregon.". Published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, Cal., for O.W. Whitman, Astoria, Oregon. Card #1641. Card is postmarked November 11, 1912. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Astoria - Megler Ferry ...

Penny Postcard, Astoria-Megler Ferry, Tourist #2
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Astoria-Megler Ferry, Tourist #2:
Penny Postcard, "Astoria-Megler Ferry". Caption on back reads: "Tourist No.2, Astoria, Oregon-Megler, Washington Ferry. This ferry connects Pacific Coast Highway 101 across the mouth of the Columbia River. The 10 mile trip takes approximately 30 minutes." Published by Anderson Sundry Co., Portland, Oregon. Color by Mel Anderson. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.




Megler and Megler Cove ...

Penny Postcard, Megler Ferry Landing
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Megler, Washington, Ferry Landing:
Penny Postcard, ca.1940s-1950s, "Megler, Wash. Ferry Landing.". Photographed by Boyer. Caption for this image found on the National Park Service Website reads: "The ferry landing at Megler, ca.1927-1856." In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Fisherman's Bay, ca.1910
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Fisherman's Bay (Megler Cove) on the Columbia, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Fisherman's Bay on the Columbia River". PNC Series. Made in Germany, Card #3818. Caption for this image found on the National Park Service Website reads: "Photograph of Megler Cove taken from Point Ellice ca.1907-1927. Note the fish receiving station and the cutting and filling associated with construction of the railroad. The Megler railroad terminal is to the right of the photo in the background. The view is to the northeast." In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Desdemona Sands ...

Penny Postcard, Desdemona Sands Lighthouse, Astoria, Oregon
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Penny Postcard: Desdemona Sands Lighthouse, Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon, ca.1905. Penny Postcard: Coe photo, undivided back, ca.1905. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Fort Columbia ...

Penny Postcard, Fort Columbia, Washington, ca.1910
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Fort Columbia, Washington, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "Quarters, Fort Columbia, Wash.". Divided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Fort Stevens ...

Penny Postcard, Fort Stevens, Oregon, 1906
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Fort Stevens, Oregon, 1906:
Penny Postcard, 1906, "Fort Stevens, Ore., Copyright 1906 by Frank Woodficla". Card is postmarked August 21, 1912. Divided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Fort Stevens, Oregon, ca.1907
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Fort Stevens, Oregon, ca.1907:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1907, "Fort Stevens, Oregon". Card is postmarked January 23, 1907. Undivided back. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Wreck of the Peter Iredale ...

Penny Postcard, Peter Iredale wreck, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, 1906, click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: Peter Iredale wreck, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, 1906. Penny Postcard, 1906, "Peter Iredale Wreck, 1906". In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Cape Disappointment and the Pacific Ocean ...

Penny Postcard, Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, ca.1908
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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ("Fort Canby Lighthouse"), ca.1908:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Fort Canby Light House, Ore." Note the cannons of Fort Canby. Card #12, O.W. Whitman, Astoria, Oregon, "hand-colored". In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, ca.1912
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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse ("Fort Canby Lighthouse"), ca.1912:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1912, "Fort Canby Lighthouse, Mouth of Columbia River, near Seaside, Oregon." Note the cannons of Fort Canby. Published by Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco. Card #5222. Card is postmarked September 5, 1912. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, North Head Lighthouse, ca.1910
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North Head Lighthouse, Cape Disappointment, Washington, ca.1910:
Penny Postcard, ca.1910, "North Head Light House, at entrance to Columbia River.". Published by Portland Post Card Company, Portland, Oregon. Card #1028. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Beards Hollow and Deadmans Hollow ...

Penny Postcard, Beards Hollow near Seaview, Washington, ca.1920
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Beards Hollow, near Seaview, Washington, ca.1920s:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920s, "View from Beards Hollow, Near Sea View, Wash.". Published by Wesley Andrews, Baker, Oregon. Card #625, In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Dead Man's Hollow, Long Beach, Washington, ca.1930s
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Dead Man's Hollow, Cape Disappointment, Washington, ca.1930s:
NOTE: This is actually another view of Beard's Hollow.
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Dead Man's Hollow from Ocean Beach Highway, Long Beach, Wash.". Photo by Wesley Andrews, Portland, Oregon. Card #626, In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Black Lake ...

Penny Postcard, Black Lake, near Long Beach, Washington, ca.1908
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Black Lake, near Long Beach, Washington, ca.1908:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1908, "Black Lake near Long Beach, Wash.". Published by M. Rieder, Los Angeles, California. Card #3959. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Long Beach ...

Penny Postcard, Aerial, Long Beach, Washington, ca.1920
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Aerial, Long Beach, Washington, ca.1920:
Penny Postcard, ca.1920, "Airplane view of Long Beach, Wash.". Image by Brubaker Aerial Surveys. Published by Wesley Andrews, Portland, Oregon. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


Saddle Mountain and Seaside, Oregon ...

Penny Postcard, Aerial view, Saddle Mountain and Seaside, Oregon, ca.1930
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Aerial view, Saddle Mountain and Seaside, Oregon, ca.1930:
Penny Postcard, ca.1930, "Air view showing Saddle Mountain and Seaside, Oregon". Copyright Brubaker Aerial Surveys, Oregon. Published by Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Oregon. Card #483. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Trails End, Seaside, Oregon, ca.1950
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Trails End, Seaside, Oregon, ca.1950:
Penny Postcard, Postmarked 1950, "Airplane View, Seaside, Oregon." Caption on bottom reads: "Oregon Coast Highway at the End of the Old Oregon Trail." Image copyright Prentiss. Published by Wesley Andrews Company, Portland, Oregon. Card is Postmarked August 3, 1950. Card #489. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.

Penny Postcard, Trails End, Seaside, Oregon, and Tillamook Head, ca.1940
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Trails End, Seaside, Oregon, and Tillamook Head, ca.1940:
Penny Postcard, ca.1940, "The Trail's End and Tillamook Head, Seaside, Oregon". Published by Wesley Andrews Col., Portland, Oregon. Card #475. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.





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