Railroad Station: Union Pacific Station, N. end of Liberty St., for Union Pacific
Bus Station: 311 E. 2nd St., for Union Pacific Stages and Mount Hood Stages.
Airport: Emergency landing field, 2.1 m. N. via Columbia River ferry to Dalles-
port, Wash.; no scheduled service.
Pier: Port of The Dalles Dock for ocean and river craft, foot of Union St.
Ferry: Connecting with US 830 via Dallesport, Wash.; 50c for car and passen-
gers, 25c for pedestrians.
Accommodations: Two hotels, four tourist camps.
Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, 2nd and Liberty Sts.
Motion Picture Houses: Two.
Tennis: High School courts open to public in summer, free.
Golf: The Dalles Country Club, 3 m. W. on US 30; 9 holes, greens fee 50c
weekdays, 75c Sun. and holidays.
Annual Events: Easter Sunrise Services, Pulpit Rock; Pioneer Reunion, early
May; Old Fort Dalles Frolic, early September.
THE DALLES (98 alt., 5,883 pop.), seat of Wasco County, is the
principal trade center of a large agricultural area in north central Ore-
gon. Navigation development at Bonneville Dam and the dredging of
a ship channel from Vancouver, Washington, to the dam will make
marine transportation feasible to this point, 189 miles from the mouth
of the Columbia River.
The name of the city originated with French voyageurs of the Hud-
son's Bay Company, who found a resemblance between the basaltic
walls of the Columbia narrows and the flagstones (les dalles) of their
native village streets. The city is on the south bank of the river along
a great crescent bend. The business district occupies a low bench along
the water front, and the residential sections are built on terraces that
extend southward, with a maximum elevation of one thousand feet. In
The Dalles are numerous upthrusts of basaltic rock, causing many dead-
end streets, confusing to visiting motorists and creating peculiar building
difficulties. Some residences are perched fifty feet above their nearest
neighbors. A flight of stairs, where Laughlin Street climbs from Fifth
to Fulton, ascends an almost perpendicular cliff for three blocks.
Old frame buildings shoulder modern masonry structures in the busi-
ness center, while in the older residential districts are a number of
quadrangular houses, with the inevitable ell of pioneer construction.
In these the front door generally opens into a central hall, from which
rises a stairway with newel and lamp. Modern home design tends to-
ward the rustic. There are, however, a number of stone and pebble