Stevenson in Skamania County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Steamboats Docked at Stevenson
When Cordwood was Currency
Stevenson fueled the huge steamboat boilers with wood cut from surrounding forests, from dock to deck, legendary quantities of cordwood changed hands. Steamboats had their heyday on the Columbia from the 1850s to the 1920s.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 41.508′ N, 121° 52.931′ W. Marker is in Stevenson, Washington, in Skamania County. Marker is on Russell Avenue near Southwest Cascade Avenue. The marker is at the south end of Russell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevenson WA 98648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Great Shoote" (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Depression Threatens Bank "Stump Lifter" Elected First Mayor (about 800 feet away); Stevenson Washington (about 800 feet away); "White Lightning" In The Back Alley (about 800 feet away); Bretz Floods (about 800 feet away); Wind Mountain (approx. ¼ mile away); Gatekeepers of the Columbia (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevenson.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.