University of Idaho Library's Digital Initiatives.

Contributors:

Devin Becker - Digital Initiatives Librarian

Annie Gaines - Scholarly Communications Librarian

Estelle Sertich - Digital Projects Manager

Jordan Wrigley - Intern, 125th Anniversary History Committee

Amy Thompson - Special Collections Library Assistant

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Union Station in Portland, Oregon opened on February 14, 1896. The station serves as a transportation hub for the Portland area, with an Amtrak station and a Greyhound station nearby. The station was placed on the National Historic Register in 1975.

From the Northwest Historical Postcards Collection. We’ll be featuring vintage postcards from the Northwest all summer, so stay tuned for travel recommendations. 

Vintage Fashion: 1918 Seniors Edition

From the 1918 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook

Port Orford, Oregon is a small town on the southern coast of Oregon. Formally founded in 1856, the town served as a port for fishing and Port Orford Cedar. The port is an open-water dock and boast the only drydock port on the West Coast. Port Orford is still a popular fishing town, with many local seafood restaurants. 

From the Northwest Historical Postcards Collection. We’ll be featuring vintage postcards from the Northwest all summer, so stay tuned for travel recommendations. 

The Idaho Spurs, a national honorary service organization, was installed at Idaho in 1924. The first chapter was founded at Montana State College in 1920. The group assists any student activity which furthers the interests of the students of the University. The members are chosen from women of the sophomore class on the basis of scholarship, activities, and personality. 

From the 1933 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook

The Vista House is an observatory near Portland, Oregon along the Historic Columbia River Highway. It is a memorial to Oregon Pioneers and lookout point 733 feet above the Columbia River. Completed in 1918, the observatory is a popular tourist stop and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

From the Northwest Historical Postcards Collection. We’ll be featuring vintage postcards from the Northwest all summer, so stay tuned for travel recommendations. 

The 1917-1918 University of Idaho Baseball team. From the 1918 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

A northwest travel destination since the early 1900s, Multnomah Falls is east of Portland, Oregon on the Historic Columbia River Highway. A foot trail leads to the Benson Footbridge 105 feet above the lower falls. At the base of the falls, the Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge offers fine dining.

From the Northwest Historical Postcards Collection. We’ll be featuring vintage postcards from the Northwest all summer, so stay tuned for travel recommendations. 

Vintage Fashion: 1940 Seniors Edition

From the 1940 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is a store on the Seattle waterfront. Founded in 1899, it is best known as a souvenir shop or a dime museum. This 1922 postcard shows the shop on Colman Dock. Today, the store is a part of Pier 50 and the Washington State Ferry Terminal. A true local institution, the shop has been owned by four generations of the same family. (Store information)

From the Northwest Historical Postcards CollectionWe’ll be featuring vintage postcards from the Northwest all summer, so stay tuned for travel recommendations.