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The Long Beach Peninsula

Hobbs, Nancy L. (Book - 2005 )
The Long Beach Peninsula
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Jutting northward from the mouth of the Columbia River, the Long Beach Peninsula defines Washington's southwestern coastal geography. The picturesque blend of beach and forest along the river, Willapa Bay, and the Pacific Ocean was home to the Chinook Indians who first settled this region. European and American trade came to this area in the 18th century, opening the way for Lewis and Clark to explore and establish a land route to the Pacific. The region prospered because of its diverse natural resources and thriving fur trade. Today, a vibrant tourist industry fuels the Peninsula's continuing development.
Authors: Hobbs, Nancy L.
Title: The Long Beach Peninsula
Publisher: Charleston SC : Arcadia Pub., c2005
Characteristics: 128 p. :,chiefly ill., map ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nancy L. Hobbs and Donella J. Lucero
Additional Contributors: Lucero, Donella J.
ISBN: 0738529958
Branch Call Number: 979.701 H682L 2005
Subject Headings: Pacific County (Wash.) History, Local Pictorial works Historic buildings Washington (State) North Beach Peninsula Pictorial works North Beach Peninsula (Wash.) Social life and customs Pictorial works North Beach Peninsula (Wash.) History Pictorial works
Topical Term: Historic buildings
LCCN: 2005925444
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"In November, 1805, Lewis and Clark followed the Columbia River to its mouth, where it meets the Pacific Ocean. On the Long Beach Peninsula, they completed their charge by Pres. Thomas Jefferson to reach the ocean." - from the Introduction. This book begins with the early communities o... Read More »


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