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.
The train of the Red River hunters consisting "of 824 carts, about 1,200 animals, and 1,300 persons, men, women, and children." The encampment is formed by making "a circular or square yard of the carts, placed side by side with the...
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Teton River (Minn.); Valleys
The Teton Valley, "a vast plain, descending towards the east, the soil of inferior quality, and the dry vegetation indicated the change in the climate observed in going over the high, dry plains towards the Missouri." "The valley...
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Palouse River (Wash.); Mountains
The Peluse (Palouse) River "has its source in the main ridge of the Bitter Root" Mountains, "and flows in nearly a straight course through a valley some twenty miles wide," bearing north "through a country densely timbered...
The expedition party makes a distribution of the presents and provisions designed for the Gros Ventres tribe, "consisting of blankets, shirts, calico, knives, beads, paint, powder, shot, tobacco, and hard bread." Plate XXI.
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Columbia River; Channels; Indian encampments; Canoes; Dalles (Or.)
The Dalles is a narrow place in the Columbia River, where the channel has been worn out of the rocks, below which about ten miles, is the mouth of the Klikitat River. Drawing shows an Indian encampment on the bank and a canoe on the water. Plate...
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Columbia River; Cascade Falls
The Cascade rapids, sometimes referred to as the Cascade Falls. This is an area of rapids in the Columbia River where travelers by boat along the river were forced to either portage boats and supplies or pull boats up with ropes. Plate XLV.
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Sauk River (Minn.)
Sauk River at the point of the expeditions "ford is about 120 feet wide, though, owing to the obliquity of the banks and rapidity of current, the ford is near 300 feet wide and the water five feet deep." Plate III.
Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.);Hydroelectric power plants -- Washington (State);Dams -- United States -- Design and construction.
Removal of one of the towers used to support the conveyor belt which delivered aggregate to the west side mix plant. The foundation level of Grand Coulee Dam is complete, and the river flows through diversion slots in the dam.
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Marias River (Mont.)
Marias River "flows in a channel two or three hundred feet below the prairie level, and is tolerable well wooded. The water was at that time one hundred and fifty feet wide and two to four feet deep, slightly milky, with a swift current and...
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Military life; Valleys
Looking westward from Cantonment Stevens in the Bitter Root valley. Lieutenant Mullan and his party "established this camp ten miles above Fort Owen." The cantonment sat a little removed from the Indian camp and consisted of "four...
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.