Do we know which hatchery we are talking about here? The one up near Punch Bowl? That would be the only one I know of other than down at Eagle Creek and Bonneville, but this would have been prior to their existance.
Charlott on 19th June 2012 @ 7:04am
Pretty sophisticated looking.
There was a congressional act passed in the 1930's that provided for hatcheries on the Columbia River watershed, but I think those were salmon hatcheries.
Maybe Dan will see this and know some history.
l.e. on 19th June 2012 @ 7:28am
Look at the kids. Were they working? Or going to work with Dad? Got to love little boys in overalls!! I am anxious to see if anyone else comments that might know more about this location and process.
Connie on 19th June 2012 @ 8:05am
We have photos from 1937 showing the construction of what looks like the hatchery at Eagle Creek, and 1938 photos showing salmon being collected at "L.W.S" (Little White Salmon?") but I'm pretty sure these earlier photos are of a lake stocking program. We have many more photos like this to scan and organize-- once Matt has everything scanned and tagged I suspect we'll have the full photographic history of local hatcheries. Alva Day documented everything from building the forms to pouring the concrete to collecting the fish.
Arthur on 19th June 2012 @ 9:12am
Yes, the little kids in overalls are pretty cute but who is the dapper guy in the breeches and boots, tie and hat???? Isn't that a terrific truck?
Jill Stanford on 19th June 2012 @ 10:07pm
The Bonneville Hatchery was built in 1909 but I'm not sure that hill in the background looks right for Bonneville.
l.e. on 20th June 2012 @ 12:37am