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Washougal, Wa (Paperback)

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Ideally located where the Washougal River meets the mighty Columbia, the town of Washougal rests at the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, land of the native Chinook tribes. It was at Cottonwood Beach that Lewis and Clark spent six days reprovisioning in 1806. Settlers followed, loading wagons with bacon, flour, salt, and beans and heading west. These pioneers were not the lean, get-rich-quick bachelors of the California gold rush. These were family men, bringing with them six or seven children at a time and, once established, having six or seven more. The town itself was established in 1880 on land claimed by Richard Ough, a sailor who settled down in order to win his Chinook princess bride, Betsey White Wing. Washougal's first families -- among them Oughs, Cottrells, Durgans, Kisers, Aunes, Webbers, and Goots -- cleared the forest, planted orchards, and raised grass-fat dairy cows. Their descendents, and the emigrants who followed them, continued the work of building this unique community and its strong sense of place.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738531342
SKU 202552355
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738531340
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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