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Columbia River: The Astoria Odyssey: End of the Lewis and Clark Trail: A Pictorial History of Life on the Columbia River Estuary
The Pacific Northwest has a rich and fascinating history, especially along the mighty Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon. Many of us are familiar with the story of Lewis and Clark as they crossed the country in search of the Pacific Ocean, but what of the people who inhabited the region before and after their adventure? Through text and over 100 historical photographs, Pe...more
Paperback, 87 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Frank Amato Publications
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Astoria, Oregon's oldest Euroamerican settlement, has a fascinating history behind what today seems like a tranquil and picturesque community. This thin book (it's only 85 pages) does a good job of summarizing all that drama, from the earliest Native American inhabitants to the encroaching Europeans and Americans. Shipping, fishing and logging are detailed out in separate sections; and the entire volume is beautifully illustrated with hundreds of historical photographs.