Sunday, May 3, 2009

Missing the Willamette River


I think you might know about Lewis and Clark expedition. In canoes, they descended the mountains by the Clearwater River, the Snake River, and the Columbia River, past Celilo Falls and past what is now Portland, Oregon. At this point, Lewis spotted Mount Hood, a mountain known to be very close to the ocean. Later near the confluence of the Columbia and the Willamette, an obvious river intersection today but twice missed by Lewis and Clark as they paddled the Columbia.

1 comment:

Dina said...

Those old explorers were brave, even if they did miss the river.

Nice about the alphabet. You're a good researcher.