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