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Novels set in the Gorge

"Winds of Morning" by Harold L Davis, 1965.
A rugged trek along the Columbia Valley with a horse trader, who teaches a young sheriff's assistant something of the country's pioneer days.

"Swift Flows the River" by Nard Jones, 1940.
Pioneer days on the Columbia River form the background for the story Caleb Paige, a boy with a dream of becoming a river boat pilot.

"Columbia" by Pamela Jekel, 1987.
The epic story of the people who struggled for control of the Columbia River and its power from prehistoric times to the present.


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Columbia River Gorge
Visitor Information

This page contains information for the visitor to the Columbia River Gorge featuring web sites about the history and the visitor's associations. Explore this page for more information to aid in your travel planning.

Capt Gray Sails the Columbia
A story from the Historical Gazette, Volume One Number Seven, which tells about Capt. Robert Gray's trip from Boston to the Pacific Northwest - and his sailing up the Columbia River the 16th of August, 1788.

Columbia River Gorge Visitor's Association
Offering information for those traveling to the scenic mid-Columbia region along the borders of Oregon and Washington, as seen in their map. Includes calendar of events, and lodging found in their "members" section.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. 902 Wasco Avenue, Suite 200, Hood River, OR 97031. Phone: 541-308-1700.

Activities in the Columbia River Gorge include hiking, mountain biking, windsurfing, camping, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, birding, wildflower watching, photography, picnicking and rock climbing.

The Columbia River Highway
Construction of this scenic highway was a significant technical and civic achievement for its time, having been built between 1913 and 1922, and showed aesthetic judgment and appreciation for the magnificent Columbia River Gorge landscape. This site sponsored by the Oregon State Archives is rich in description and history and includes renderings of early day postcards.

Historic Columbia River Highway
Site sponsored by the Oregon Department of Highways (ODOT). Includes photographs, maps, drawings and other information related to the scenic highway and the restoration of many of the bypassed segments for use as bikepaths and pedestrian hiking trails.

Experience the Columbia River Gorge
Comprehensive collection of tourist, recreation, and community information for the seven geophysical zones of the Columbia River Gorge from McNary Dam to the Pacific Ocean.

Feast on nature and fun in the Columbia River Gorge
A travel article with photos. (Part of the High On Adventure web site, an online, world-wide travel magazine.)

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