Where the Great River Bends
a natural and human history of the Columbia at Wallula Gap
Introduction : Why is the Wallula area special? / Robert J. Carson and Lawrence L. Dodd
Geography : an oasis in the desert / Robert J. Carson
Geology : fire and flood along the Columbia / Robert J. Carson
Biology : seasons in the sun / Michael E. Denny
Pre-history : the Walúulapam at Wallula Gap / Catherine E. Dickson
History in the 19th century : Wallula's three economies / G. Thomas Edwards
History in the 20th century : "we'll rise again" / Lawrence L. Dodd
Conclusion : Wallula as a gateway / Robert J. Carson
Wallula Gap road log / Robert J. Carson and Michael E. Denny
Fauna and flora at Wallula Gap / Michael E. Denny
Table of USGS topographic maps
From Library Staff
The Wallula Gap is in the eastern section of the Columbia River Gorge, near Walla Walla, the site of a wide bend in the river. This book tells the story of the geologic evidence of the Missoula floods, along with chapters about the ecology and groups of Native Americans and settlers who have liv... Read More »
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