Due to the fence type/rip-rap I think this is later than 1910. I know where there is a photo of the entire thing showing that fence thing. I will find out when that was built and we can have a better determination.
That is probably a fish maybe at least 60 or 70 pounds.
Charlott on 17th February 2015 @ 7:03am
Seufert Brothers and I. H. Taffe would have already had large fish wheels in place here at Celilo.
In 1905 the U.S. vs Winans case, dealt with the Indian/Fishwheel conflict. It ruled that state fishwheel licenses did not give fishwheel operators exclusive rights to fish at a given location, and that fishwheel operators had to share their fishing sites with Indian fishermen.
l.e. on 17th February 2015 @ 7:36am
I do remember quite a few of the fish wheels, or at least portions of them. The classic was the one at The Dalles called "Big Eddy." It was huge and should have been kept to show the younger generations what they were.
Charlott on 17th February 2015 @ 10:31am
There is a working fish wheel replica in the museum at Stevenson. It is turned over by n electric motor to show how it works.
Kenn on 17th February 2015 @ 2:29pm