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Where the Great River Bends

A Natural and Human History of the Columbia at Wallula Gap

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Where the Great River Bends
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A remarkable place where geography has defined history, Wallula Gap is that narrowing of the mighty Columbia River halfway between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. In this book, Bob Carson and his colleagues tell a fascinating story ¿ of a striking land where the forces of geology worked on a spectacular scale, of a desert oasis where Native Americans, explorers, fur traders, promoters and entrepreneurs, and modern-day agriculturalists and wind farmers have all made their mark. Through the prism of Wallula, the historic gateway to the Columbia Plateau, readers learn much about the region.
Publisher: Sandpoint, Idaho : Keokee Books, c2008
ISBN: 1879628325
9781879628328
Branch Call Number: 508.79739 W567 2008
Characteristics: xix, 220 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.);,28 x 22 cm

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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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