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...
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The official opening of the contractor’s railroad was on July 29, 1935. Much of the work had been completed several months earlier. Governor Clarence D. Martin was the official engineer for the first official trip.
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; Waterfalls; Cliffs; Great Falls (Mont.)
The cliffs at the falls are about "one hundred fifty to three hundred feet deep with a steep descent to within fifty feet of the bottom, and for the remaining distance perpendicular walls of red sandstone." "Above the falls the banks...
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...
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.