Swan Island and Mocks Bottom, 1935

Today we have an aerial of the airport on Swan Island and Mocks Bottom. This images was taken on February 7, 1935. You get a great view of the Swan Island Airport, Mocks Bottom, and the oil company docks in Northwest Portland.

Swan Island Airport and Mocks Bottom, Feb. 7, !935 :  A2005-005 1397.2

Swan Island Airport and Mocks Bottom, Feb. 7, !935 : A2005-005 1397.2

 

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6 Responses to “Swan Island and Mocks Bottom, 1935”

  1. Jim Says:

    Beautiful documentation of Mock’s Bottom before industrialization. Early Portlanders found these wetlands to be a great place for duck hunting.

  2. Laura Says:

    The train that goes underneath University Park and pops out into Mocks Bottom was there in 1935! What a feat of engineering that must’ve been to build that tunnel.

  3. Jill-O Says:

    Here’s a neat pic from the FB DMP group of the Going St. cut going in around 1930: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152326041449833&set=gm.862846570410832&type=1&theater

  4. Dave Johnson Says:

    I found an Oregonian article awhile back showing John Mocks house just after it was built. I think the cost was 10,000.

  5. Ryan Says:

    What a great picture!! I don’t know what that building on the far left would be on Waud’s Bluff… that would be the University of Portland, but I don’t recall seeing that building before.

  6. Mike Says:

    Note the small hose boat moorage below Mocks Crest.

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