Wahkiakan County


Credit: "Pacific Fisherman Year Book."1920. P. 69.
Eagle Cliff Cannery, circa 1920

Eagle Cliff Cannery. Wahkiakan County.
Eagle Cliff Cannery was on the Columbia River approximately nine miles east of Cathlamet, the county seat. The cannery began in 1866. In 1872, it hired the first Chinese for cannery work, an industry in which the Chinese became the dominant work force throughout the state. Reference: Oldham 2006.

Reference
Oldham, Kit. 2006. "The First Salmon Cannery on the Columbia River Opens at Eagle Cliff, Wahkiakan County in 1866." History Link Org. http://historylink.org/ Accessed March 20, 2018.