Day 142

What used to be, Part I

August 15th, 2010


  1. MN Roxanne says:

    Oh my what beautiful falls…. lost to a dam…. poor salmon….

  2. charlie says:

    but where did they go? do they find a new river to inhabit?

  3. Wilma says:

    I believe there are “fish ladders” built into the sides of the dams with graduated “falls” which mimic the reall thing.

  4. Wilma says:

    One of my favorite, Jane Kirkpatrick, writes of the area of the Dalles, and westward in her books based on her grandmother’s (great grandmother’s) accounts of living in a communal society. The Clatsops are mentioned frequently and their methods of fishing are described in detail.

  5. Candice in Alabama says:

    How sad….I like that oval photo showing the fishing from the past.

  6. My husband who grew up in Portland remembers seeing the Indians fishing here! He said it was awesome to see how brave the indians were out on their little platforms. Wouldn’t it be beautiful to see that today?

    Yes, Bonneville Dam has fish ladders…

  7. Trevor says:

    It’s sad to see that there is a monetary “Price” for just about everything.

  8. Jeff says:

    Well at least they Made more on this then the island of Manhatten. If this were today what would the settlement have been? Wonder.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      If this were today would it even happen?? This is natural beauty and ancient grounds that were swallowed and buried for a dam to be put in. I don’t know about any of this but just looking at the picture above the falls are shorter but just as majestic as Niagara.

  9. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Beautiful falls they once were. No wonder the American Indian is always depicted with a tear in his eye. Look at what once was and now what is. Hope that something can be worked out. These people have waited long enough.

  10. Janine says:

    What a tragic loss.

  11. katzien in austin says:

    Sadly, things never last forever. Times change, landscapes change, people change, and the world keeps spinning.

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