The Columbia River

The Columbia River

A Historical Travel Guide

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Teeming with the history of the Pacific Northwest, the mighty Columbia River is one of the longest rivers in North America. Surprisingly, however, this 1243-mile-long river begins not in the familiar Columbia River Gorge separating Washington and Oregon but rather 1000 miles upstream, near the British Columbia-Alberta border. Long before Capt. Robert Gray discovered the river's entrance in 1792 near what is today Astoria, it served as a water highway and a critical source of food for Native people and the earliest Hudson's Bay Company pioneers. Today it continues to function as a watercourse for barges and ships carrying commercial goods to the world. Explore with David Thompson, who discovered the source of the river. Meet the real people who call the Columbia River shores their home.
Publisher: Caldwell, Idaho : Caxton Press, 2013
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780870045387
0870045385
Branch Call Number: 917.954 R698c 2013
Characteristics: 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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This recent book explores the river today and its history.

Fascinating accounts of past events along the Columbia River, told in a distinctly visual style combined with detailed rendering of stories.


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