Top: 1.Unknown photographer (American, active early 20th century), Mitchell Point Tunnel, c. 1915; Gift of Samuel Hill, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art, 1938.1.234 2. Maryhill Loops road, c. 1930. One of Sam Hill’s Good Roads projects and the first paved road in Washington State. 3. Unknown photographer, Unidentified man, Sam Hill, J.C. Potter and Amos Benson standing on the Columbia River Highway, c. 1915; Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art.
Bottom: 1. Benjamin A. Gifford (American, 1859–1936), Vista House on Crown Point, c. 1918; Benjamin A. Gifford Collection, Org. Lot 982, Neg. No. Gi 8426, Oregon Historical Society Research Library, Portland 2. Albert H. Barnes (American, 1876–1920), Multnomah Falls and Highway Bridge,
c. 1916; Gift of Samuel Hill, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art, 1938.1.216
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Black and white photo prints showing both construction of the highway and early scenic views of the Columbia River Gorge. Most of the images are drawn from Sam Hill’s personal photo collection, which is housed at Maryhill Museum of Art.
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Sam Hill The Prince of Castle Nowhere by John E. Tuhy
This is the definitive biography of Sam Hill, enigmatic, eccentric millionaire, a compulsive doer and dreamer.
His unhappy family life, and later manic state, drove him to affairs with women and close to ruin. Now, the author has put together the pieces and sorted out the misinformation to bring to light the life of one of the most intriguing and remarkable but little-known men of the century. If Sam Hill had never existed, it would not have been necessary to invent him: in fact, it would have been next to impossible. By definition, a self-made man must learn on the job, and he does not necessarily get better at it as years go by.
The author John E, Tuhy, M.D., a native of Portland Oregon. Printed by Maverick Publications, Inc. Bend, Oregon.