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.
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.
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; 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; 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...
Snake River; Cheney State Normal School -- Field trips; School field trips; Launches
Photo from the top of a cliff looking down upon an early launch nosing into the river bank at the bottom of the cliff. Launch appears to be gasoline engine powered. Several people are seen on the decks, and at least one person is climbing the cliff.
Horses at pasture along the Snake River in Idaho. At this time some ranches along the Snake River could only be reached by boat, or pack string, since trails, not roads were the only means of land transportation.