I would agree that it is probably 1894, when the river went on the rampage. Completely wiped the little town of Grant off the map forever. Came way up into The Dalles. All types of things floated down the river, chicken houses with chickens on the roof, a distillery, just to name a couple. Salvage was wonderful for those who had the means to go out in the river and round things up.
Charlott on 11th December 2013 @ 7:03am
I have read, that Edward Crate, whom Crates Point in The Dalles is named for, told people how high the river was on his first trip to The Dalles area as a young man. No one believed him.
During the 1894 flood, residents realized Ed Crate had told the truth.
I wonder how long into the summer, the flood lasted.
l.e. on 11th December 2013 @ 7:33am
On the Washington side, the town of Cascades was wiped out in the 1894 flood.
l.e. on 11th December 2013 @ 7:41am
My husband's grandmother, who was raised on Government Island near what is now the PDX airport, said an entire farm on the southeast side of the Island was washed away in the flood.
Someday I need to find an old map of the Island and see if the shape has changed.
l.e. on 11th December 2013 @ 8:26am
From this point of view, where would the Bridge of the Gods be located?
Ralph on 11th December 2013 @ 9:35am
The Locks were completed in 1896. I never thought about it, but this flood would have gone through that work area. There must be some written reports about what the flood did to the project.
If you click on "Tags" you can see some previous photos of the project.
l.e. on 11th December 2013 @ 11:29am