The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Corps of Discovery “Into the Narrows”
Thursday 24th October 1805
The "Short Narrows" were where Columbia River constricted to only 45 yards wide and a quarter of a mile long and the "Long Narrows" were 150 yards wide and three miles long.
Capt. William Clark wrote ...the horrid appearance of the agitated, gut swelling water was boiling and whorling in every direction...
In the standards of today's canoeists this was a class V rapid and the Corps with their five heavy dugout canoes made the run without incident.
Erected by The Dalles Mural Society.
Location. 45° 36.068′ N, 121° 10.778′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is on East 1st Street near Federal Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 East 1st Street, The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Fort Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Hall Nickelsen Bookstore (about 400 feet away); Decision at The Dalles (about 400 feet away); Wingate & Williams Building (about 500 feet away); Maier Building (about 500 feet away); The Pioneer Building (about 600 feet away); French and Company Bank (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.