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North America » United States » Washington » Stevenson September 16th 2020

Woke up to a glorious morning at our Heppner campsite. The sun rise was hazy, but still beautiful. It appears the smoke has gotten worse since last night, and I fear it's going to get worse as we head West today. Our plan is to head north to Interstate 84, then join up with the Columbia River Gorge Scenic byway. After a nice breakfast, we got the RV's ready and headed out. I called the owner of the park to express our pleasure on the conditions of the place as well as the extremely nice couple managing it. She got a kick out of our story of heading into the grave yard yesterday. We headed north out of Heppner on Rte 74, and passed through beautiful prairies and ranches.Beside cattle, there were considerable sheep as well. ... read more
Scenic view of the Columbia River
Crossing the Columbia
The Last Cocktail hour

North America » United States » Washington » Stevenson November 23rd 2012

DIRTY MUSKETS At some point during the Ice Ages a mountainside in the Cascade Range along the Columbia River fetched loose and landed in the river. The river got backed up for a while but the water soon channeled through the obstruction and rolled merrily along to the sea. Three small islands were formed upon which native inhabitants, the Klickitats, Chinooks, and Yakimas, in due course found good fishing. The tribes lived in harmony until whites started crowding into Oregon and became a problem. A few whites were okay. Those with Hudson Bay Company were useful trade partners and good neighbors, but they had mysteriously departed. The rush of white settlers flooding down the river to settle in Oregon was not acceptable. By spring of 1856 hostilities had broken out. On March 26 a ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Stevenson September 22nd 2012 read more

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