The prominent monolith across the river was named Beacon Rock by Lewis and Clark, November 2, 1805. It marked the beginning of tidewater for early river explorers who used it for a landmark in their journeys. The Indians say that when the Chinook . . . — — Map (db m34643) HM
Using the sun’s energy, the chlorophyll in a plant’s leaves produce sugars and starches that nourish the plant.
Shafts of light dance briefly through this deep canyon, illuminating shade-tolerant ferns, mosses, and lichens . . . — — Map (db m112252) HM
The US Department of Agriculture describes cedar as possessing a natural resistance to rot…
It is well recognized for its longevity and strength above other wood products.
Oneonta Bluff presented an obstacle to engineer Samuel C. . . . — — Map (db m112251) HM
Captain George Vancouver in a voyage of exploration to the Northwest coast of America ordered by the British Admiralty Office assigned Lieutenant William Robert Broughton, Commander of H.M.S. Chatham, to explore the navigable waters of the Columbia . . . — — Map (db m34495) HM
Demands for a good road paralleling the Columbia River began with emigration along the rugged Oregon Trail in 1843. But it took Samuel Hill and this view to help make the dream a reality.
Sam Hill, an eccentric and wealthy railroad . . . — — Map (db m114071) HM
There is much of legend and tradition associated with the Columbia River and its gorge.
The geologic story is neither fable, myth nor tradition, but one of fact, facts that independently stand out in every rock and waterfall, as if begging . . . — — Map (db m114529) HM
Stacks of cordwood and bushels of potatoes lined the docks of Corbett Landing in the 1880s.
This riverside steamboat landing and railroad whistle stop served early settlers as a shipping and receiving station for surplus produce and the . . . — — Map (db m113253) HM
Stretching from rainforest to desert, and from sea level to mountains, the Columbia Gorge provides a wide range of habitat for plants and animals. The Wahkeena Creek watershed is only one example of a unique gorge ecosystem.
Wahkeena Falls. . . . — — Map (db m91210) HM
A tireless leader in Columbia River development, park enhancement, preservation of scenic beauty, establishment of Vista House, re-creation of the Lewis and Clark Trail, and countless other good works, he left his mark on the Oregon Country, and we . . . — — Map (db m91293) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m86445) HM
Not until this highway was built
was it possible to go up or down
the Columbia River Gorge -
Earliest period rafts and
dug-outs (native boats) –
Later period steamboats
and railroad –
Erected by loving . . . — — Map (db m114072) HM
Originator of ocean going log rafts. Sponsor of the Columbia River Highway. Benefactor of Benson Polytechnic School. Donor of the Benson Tract containing Multnomah Falls, Wahkeena Falls and Benson State Park.
Patern and casting by Benson High . . . — — Map (db m91212) HM
This restaurant has been serving motorists on the historic Columbia River Highway since the late 1920s.
Once a hot dog stand and beer joint, it was originally located at the east end of the Sandy River Bridge.
During the 1930s it became the . . . — — Map (db m113257) HM
Classic symbol of the Columbia River Gorge, Vista House beckons travelers to Crown Point to revel in an extravaganza of water, cliff, and sky. Samuel C. Lancaster, design engineer of the Historic Columbia River Highway, envisioned this outcropping . . . — — Map (db m86662) HM
Visited by over two million people a year, Multnomah Falls is the second-highest year-round waterfall in the United States and one of 77 on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Multnomah Creek, created by underground springs from Larch . . . — — Map (db m91119) HM
German immigrant Frank Dekum amassed a fortune during Portland’s explosive early history with his confectionery business. The massive Dekum Building, completed in 1892 at a cost exceeding $300,000, used exclusively Oregon materials in its . . . — — Map (db m1155) HM
Nathaniel J. Wyeth of Boston, Massachusetts began permanent American settlement of Oregon by building a fur trading and salmon packing post one-half mile east to rival the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver. He guided the missionaries Jason and . . . — — Map (db m113950) HM
This property has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the Untied States Department of the Interior
National Parks Service
and is subject to the provisions of the
Oregon Special Assessment Program
ORS . . . — — Map (db m56542) HM
This short trail leads to the Willamette Stone, the surveyor's monument that is the point of origin for all public land surveys in Oregon and Washington. The landmark was established on June 4, 1851 by John B. Preston, Oregon's first Surveyor . . . — — Map (db m38400) HM
Beginning here, the Willamette Meridian was established running north to Puget Sound and south to the California border, and the Base Line was established running east to the Idaho border and west to the Pacific Ocean.
From the surveyed lines, . . . — — Map (db m113946) HM
Within a year of the US entering World War II, more than 160,000 people moved to Portland — a city of only 360,000 — to work in Home Front industries. Industrialist Henry Kaiser's three shipyards employed the most workers. To house his . . . — — Map (db m38410) HM
On October 30, 1792 off the point in the Columbia River where the Sandy empties its waters, the boat crew from the H.M.S. Chatham (Vancouver's Voyages) were the first white men to sight the snowclad peak which Lt. Wm. R. Broughton named Mt. Hood in . . . — — Map (db m38388) HM
June 25, 1950 Korea July 27, 1953
Dedicated to the memory of these men and women from Oregon so their sacrifice will never be forgotten
Oh, could our fallen brothers
know the honor they helped bring
to God, . . . — — Map (db m11979) HM
These Carillon Bells
in honor and loving memory of
were donated by the Oregon State
Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
June [The Oregon Federation of . . . — — Map (db m11973) HM