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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
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. It is on Vista House on Crown Point. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40700 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett OR 97019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marshall N. Dana (within shouting distance of this marker); Vista House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camping Among the Giants
Samuel C. Lancaster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Samuel C. Lancaster Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Rooster Rock State Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chanticleer Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Chanticleer Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel Hill – “Road Builder” (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corbett.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel C. Lancaster. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 28, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Vista House on Crown Point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, May 30, 2015
3. Vista House on Crown Point
Plaque is to the right of the entrance.
Samuel Lancaster and friends on the Columbia River Highway, about 1916. image. Click for more information.
via Oregon Encyclopedia, c.1916
4. Samuel Lancaster and friends on the Columbia River Highway, about 1916.
The Columbia River Highway
Oregon Encyclopedia website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Jul. 4, 2022