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Near Dallesport in Klickitat County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Horsethief Butte

Monument to the Past

 
 
Horsethief Butte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2020
1. Horsethief Butte Marker
Caption: Horsethief Butte was undoubtedly of great significance for the people who lived here and their seasonal visitors.
Inscription.  Geologists say between 13,000 and 15,000 years ago a series of huge catastrophic floods scoured this landscape. Surging water and large pieces of ice ripped rock, sediment, and soil from everything that surrounds you. Horsethief Butte withstood the floods.
Horsethief Butte rises from the shores of the Columbia, a monument to 300 generations of fishers and traders who claimed a plentiful living for Nch'i-Wána, the Big River. At its base, village life moved to the rhythm of changing seasons and returning salmon.
Enjoy Horsethief Butte. Respect it. Keep it beautiful and intact for those who follow. Let your legacy be the reverence and preservation of a very special place.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 45° 38.452′ N, 121° 6.269′ W. Marker is near Dallesport, Washington, in Klickitat County. Marker is on Columbia Hills Historical State Park Road near Lewis and Clark Highway (Washington Route 14), on the left when traveling south. The marker is near the parking lot at the end of the road.
Horsethief Butte and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2020
2. Horsethief Butte and Marker
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dallesport WA 98617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Narrows Challenge (within shouting distance of this marker); "the Great Mart" (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheltered Homelands (within shouting distance of this marker); Through the Short Narrows (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia River Indians (approx. 0.7 miles away); Preparing to leave the River (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Columbia Then & Now (approx. 3.6 miles away); To Market, to Market (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallesport.
 
More about this marker. This marker in Columbia Hills Historical State Park, down by the river.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Mar. 7, 2021