Near Lyle in Klickitat County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
To Market, to Market
Barges, Boxcars and 18-Wheelers
Transporting crops was difficult for early homesteaders who relied on wagons and steamboats. Water still provides a route, but modern barges, boxcars and trucks are today's conveyances.
Portland is the nation's largest wheat port - forty precent of U.S. wheat is shipped through the Gorge via barge or train. Grains, hay cubes, bulk legumes, and paper products comprise the major Northwest agricultural products headed for world export, along with that all-American favorite - frozen French fries.
Erected by Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 39.834′ N, 121° 2.27′ W. Marker is near Lyle, Washington, in Klickitat County. Marker is on Lewis and Clark Highway (Washington Route 14) near Avery Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lyle WA 98635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of The Columbia Then & Now (a few steps from this marker); Columbia River Indians (approx. 3.1 miles away); Class P-2 Engine No. 2507 (approx. 3½ miles away); Horsethief Butte (approx. 3.6 miles away); Long Narrows Challenge (approx. 3.6 miles away); "the Great Mart" (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sheltered Homelands (approx. 3.6 miles away); Through the Short Narrows (approx. 3.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.