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Near Corbett in Multnomah County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Samuel C. Lancaster

1864 – 1941

 
 
Samuel C. Lancaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Samuel C. Lancaster Marker
Inscription.
Chief Engineer, Scenic Columbia River Highway, 1913–1915.

Pioneer Builder of hard-surface roads. His genius overcame tremendous obstacles, extending and replacing the early trail through the Columbia River gorge with a highway of poetry and drama so that millions could enjoy God’s spectacular creations.
 
Location. 45° 32.37′ N, 122° 14.66′ W. Marker is near Corbett, Oregon, in Multnomah County. Marker is on Historic Columbia River Highway 2.8 miles east of Corbett. Click for map. It is on Vista House on Crown Point. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40700 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett OR 97019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marshall N. Dana (within shouting distance of this marker); Vista House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broughton’s Expedition (approx. 1.5 miles away); Discover Wahkeena Falls (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sandy River Bridge
Samuel C. Lancaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Samuel C. Lancaster Marker
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Welcome to Multnomah Falls (approx. 6.7 miles away); Simon Benson (approx. 6.7 miles away); Camas-Washougal War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away in Washington). Click for a list of all markers in Corbett.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Columbia River Highway History. “Lancaster’s Highway design emulated European style road building techniques, while also advancing American engineering standards. Throughout the Historic Columbia River Highway, he and other engineers held fast to a design protocol that included accepting grades no greater than 5 percent, nor laying out any curves with less than a 100-foot turning radius. The use of reinforced-concrete bridges, combined with masonry guard rails, guard walls, and retaining walls brought together the new and the old—the most advanced highway structures with the tried and tested. In building the Columbia River Highway, Lancaster and others artfully created an engineering achievement sympathetic
Vista House on Crown Point image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, May 30, 2015
3. Vista House on Crown Point
Plaque is to the right of the entrance.
to this significant natural landscape.” (Submitted on July 29, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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