Columbia Communities

sponsored by the Center for Columbia River History

Umatilla, Oregon

Umatilla, Oregon water tower near the intersections of Highway 730 and I-82.
Photo by Donna Sinclair

This Web site, a "virtual exhibit," tells the story of Umatilla, Oregon, since the building of the "big" dams on the Columbia River. Umatilla's history is told through the words of its residents and neighbors, and through photographs, legislation, and historic documents.

Delve into the community's history by clicking on the salmon icon below or to the left. View photos, listen to oral histories, and learn more about the history of Umatilla through primary documents at the bottom of most pages. "Questions to Consider" at the end of each section allow the viewer to probe further into the community's history.