"Just below the outlet of Flathead Lake there is a series of rapids and falls, one of which, at the time, was fifteen feet high. The country to the west of the lake is a high rolling prairie. Salmon trout, three feet long, are caught in it,...
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; White Bear Lake (Minn.)
White Bear Lake, "a beautiful sheet of water, bordered with timber, about fourteen miles long and two wide, with high swelling banks running back a mile or so, and rising to the height of about one hundred and fifty feet." Plate V.
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Lightning Lake (Mont.)
"Lightning Lake is a very beautiful sheet of water, so called from the fact that during Captain Pope's expedition, while encamped here, one of those storms so fearfully violent in this country occurred, during which one of his party was...
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Lake Jessie
"The water of Lake Jessie is considerably saline in its character," "and the theory for the saline qualities is found in the fact that it is never washed out, and retains the salt deposits and incrustations." Plate XI.
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Clark Fork River (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.)
The Clark Fork River, "being much cut up by coulees, have the appearance of that on the Upper Missouri. The soil is principally a light yellow clay; the stream here is two hundred yards wide, swift and deep, sparsely timbered with pine and...
Lieutenant Grover's camp on the shores of Pike Lake. Governor Stevens considered this to be "the real starting point of the expedition and named the camp, "Camp Marcy", in honor of the Secretary of State." Plate VI.
Boats; Ships; Universities & colleges; Lakes -- Washington (State) -- Lake Union;
University of Washington floating theater moored at the edge of Lake Union. The boat was not completed at the time it was photographed, but it was designed to be the future home of the University of Washington Theater.