Category: History

Shellrock Mountain, B. C. Markham Postcard.

Shell Rock Mountain

At the Starvation Creek State Park there is a bronze plaque commemorating the beginning of the building of the first section of the Columbia River Highway in 1912. On May 30, 1912, 18 convicts...

Crown Point Hotel, Proposed Plan, 1915. 0

The Crown Point Hotel

    I’m not sure if this is cool or horrific.  In 1915, developers floated a plan for a hotel on Crown Point.  R. T. Dabney, a retired lumberman, purchased the rock ledge and...

Geologic History 0

Geologic History

Geologic History of the Columbia River Gorge From: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, The Geologic History of the Columbia River Gorge: Information...

History 0

History

Historic Columbia River Highway History The King of Roads The Columbia River Highway, later renamed the Historic Columbia River Highway (HRCH), was a technical and civic achievement of its time, successfully marrying ambitious engineering...