• Created Date
  • 1919
  • Description
  • Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961. The Gorge Dam and Powerhouse were built by Seattle City Light and completed in September of 1924. Devil's Elbow (also known as Devil's Corner) was a path that early miners along the Skagit River carved by hand from The Portage to gold fields on Ruby Creek. The path was chiseled out of granite to form a path along the steep walls of the gorge above what we now ... more
    Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961. The Gorge Dam and Powerhouse were built by Seattle City Light and completed in September of 1924. Devil's Elbow (also known as Devil's Corner) was a path that early miners along the Skagit River carved by hand from The Portage to gold fields on Ruby Creek. The path was chiseled out of granite to form a path along the steep walls of the gorge above what we now call Newhalem. The Portage was the point near Newhalem that was the absolute last point where a sternwheeler (in high-water years) or a canoe could navigate on the Skagit river. From there, everything had to be carried on the backs of miners or mules. Caption on image: Proposed Gorge Dam site, 7-1-19, 5008.PH Coll 1124.8. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    silver gelatin, b&w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 115 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2005