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Cascade Locks and Columbia River Highway map and drawing collection, 1931-1938

Overview of the Collection

Title
Cascade Locks and Columbia River Highway map and drawing collection
Dates
1931-1938 (inclusive)
Quantity
.40 cubic feet (2 map tubes, 1 oversize folder)
9 maps and 6 plat maps
2 highway plans
1 engineering drawing
2 legal descriptions
Collection Number
PH0840
Summary
Maps, plan and drawing related to the proposed construction of the Columbia River Highway through Cascade Locks, Oregon
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The Columbia River Highway was one of the earlier cliff-face roads, using modern construction technology for its time. It was the first modern highway built in the Pacific Northwest and is the oldest scenic highway in the U.S. Samuel Hill and Samuel Lancaster designed and executed the highway’s plan. Construction began in 1913 along the Columbia River to build the highway, which was completed in 1922. Lancaster took extra measures to make sure that the highway conform to the landscape, making walls, bridges and designed landscape around the roads fit into the natural landscape of the area. The highway also connected Portland to the other areas along the Columbia River and beyond.

By the 1930s, the highway was showing signs of aging from the wear of speeding cars and trucks. In 1933, Bonneville Dam was built to generate electricity and provide flood control. Soon afterward, the highway was realigned from Bonneville Dam to Cascade Locks.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes 9 maps, 6 plat maps, 2 highway plans, 1 engineering drawing, and 2 legal descriptions detailing proposed construction of the Columbia River Highway through Cascade Locks, Oregon, including plat of Thor Heights Subdivision. Materials also document a proposed athletic field, domestic water distribution system, and right of way and property maps in Hood River County, Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions might exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact the repository for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Cascade Locks, OregonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
mapcase item
M305 1
Map of Cascade Locks, Oregon
1 map : reproduction on bond
1935
M305 2
Sketch of Proposed Rio Vista Addition to Cascade Locks
1 plat map : reproduction on bond
undated
M305 3
Proposed Athletic Field, Cascade Locks, Oregon
1 contour plat map : reproduction with graphite and color on bond
1935
M305 4
Approach to Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River, Cascade Locks, Oregon
1 contour map with detail : reproduction on coated paper
Shows alterations.Printed on map: Wauna Toll Bridge Company, Walla Walla, WA
July 12, 1938
tube
1 5
Distributing system of Cascade Locks Domestic Water Supply
1 map : Reproduction with color and graphite on bond
October 1935
mapcase
M305 6
Legal description of Cascade Locks Rural Fire Protection District
undated
M305 7
Cascade Locks Rural Fire Protection District
1 boundary map : Graphite with color on vellum
undated
M305 8
Cascade Locks Rural Fire Protection District
1 : blueprint map
Reproduction with section removed
undated

Columbia River HighwayReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
tube item
2 9
Relocated line through Cascade Locks, Columbia River Highway
1 map : reproduction with color on bond ; approximately 15 feet
February 1932
1 10
Proposed relocation of Columbia River Highway from Troutdale to Cascade Locks
1 map : reproduction on bond
Oregon State Highway Map, complete diagram of project
1935
mapcase
M305 11
Tooth Rock Section of Columbia River Highway
1 : blueprint map
Right-of-Way across property of Mildred Alcorn
1936
M305 12
Cascade Locks Section, Columbia River Highway, Sheet No. 3
1 highway plan : blueprint
undated
M305 13
Cascade Locks Section, Columbia River Highway, Sheet No. 4
1 highway plan : blueprint
undated
M305 14
Right of way and property owned by Wauna Toll Bridge Co., Hood River County, Oregon
1 plat map : reproduction on bond
undated
M305 15
Right of way and property owned by Wauna Toll Bridge Co., Hood River County, Oregon
1 plat map : reproduction with graphite and color on bond
undated
M305 16
Columbia River Highway Right of Way Line
1 grading map : ink with graphite on vellum
Printed on map: C.L. Pier No. 1
undated
M305 17
Sections 25 and 30 (T1N.R5 East)
1 plat mat : reproduction with color on bond
Includes Thor Heights Subdivision along Columbia River Highway.
undated
M305 18
Sections 25 and 30 (T1N.R5 East)
1 plat map : graphite on vellum
Includes Thor Heights Subdivision along Columbia River Highway.
undated
M305 19
Typical four lane section, proposed Columbia River Highway
1 engineering section drawing : reproduction on bond
Printed on map: Water Grade Committee, Mid-Columbia Chamber of Commerce
undated