HHR reader Paul Kollas asked me to share some wonderful images his father, Joe Kollas, captured of Celilo Falls in the 1950s. This goes nicely with a request HHR reader Charlott made that I share with you news of a special event at the Dalles Library tomorrow (November 14th) at 6:30 PM. Native American storyteller Ed Edmo will be giving a lecture entitled "The Legend of Celilo Falls." You can find out all about it here. I've never heard Mr. Edmo speak, but it looks like it will be well worth the drive.
I think it is Ed Edmo
L.E. on 13th November 2018 @ 7:04am
Yes, It is Ed Edmo and I intend to be there...
Charlott on 13th November 2018 @ 7:11am
The water seems very low to me, so think it is in the fall, as in the spring there was a greater volume of water coming every which way down through there. It was way up on those cliff types things on the left hand side.
My question is: How did the car get there in the lower left hand corner? It is across both the railroad track and the boat canal.....
Charlott on 13th November 2018 @ 7:18am
Is the railroad bridge just to the left of the photo?
L.E. on 13th November 2018 @ 8:01am
Both roads down into Wishram (formerly Fallbridge) from 14 (formerly 730) show in this photo. When numbered 730 the highway was the highest numbered highway in the US.
Kenn on 13th November 2018 @ 8:59am
Sorry for the misspelling. I've corrected Mr. Edmo's name.
Good eye to catch that car, Charlott. It seems to be abandoned-- no glass left.
Arthur on 13th November 2018 @ 10:08am
I wonder if the car arrived there from upriver in a flood.
Kenn on 13th November 2018 @ 10:25am
Charlott....do you know if Eddie is the son of the baseball umpire Ed Edmo? He was Shoshone Bannock and lived at The Dalles.
I had the greatest respect for him. He said he was honored that the The Dalles mascot was "The Indians".
L.E. on 13th November 2018 @ 12:23pm
I'll bet that car hull is still down there, then.
Kyle on 13th November 2018 @ 12:54pm
Yes the railroad bridge would be somewhat downriver on the left.
I am not sure about Ed Edmo. There was an Ed Edmo in about the class of 1958 at The Dalles High School. I am thinking that this is the one who will make the presentation.
Charlott on 13th November 2018 @ 6:25pm
The Edmo from last night graduated in 1964 with me and was known as Casey. As someone has noted, he had an older brother named Ed who died a few years ago. Ed and I cowrote a book chapter on growing up Indian and white in The Dalles. It is "Celilo Falls: Parallel Lives Along N’Che Wana" and the book is _Seeing Color: Indigenous Peoples and Racialized Minorities in Oregon_
eds. Jun Xing, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, Patti Sakurai, Robert D. Thompson, Jr., Kurt Peters University Press of America, Lanham, MD. 2007.
Lani Roberts on 15th November 2018 @ 4:24pm