The Long Beach Peninsula

Hobbs, Nancy L.

Book - 2005
The Long Beach Peninsula
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.

Publisher: Charleston SC : Arcadia Pub., c2005
ISBN: 0738529958
Branch Call Number: 979.701 H682L 2005
Characteristics: 128 p. :,chiefly ill., map ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lucero, Donella J.


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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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