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The Evolving Landscape of the Columbia River Gorge: Lewis and Clark and Cataclysms on the Columbia

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James E. O'Connor, 2004, The Evolving Landscape of the Columbia River Gorge: Lewis and Clark and Cataclysms on the Columbia: Oregon Historical Society Quarterly, v. 105, iss. 3.

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Travelers reacting Lewis and Clark's journey to the Pacific over the past two hundred years have witnessed tremendous change to the Columbia River Gorge and its primary feature, the Columbia River. Dams, reservoirs, timer harvest, altered fisheries, transportation infrastructure, and growth and shrinkage of communities have transformed the river and valley. This radically different geography of human use and habitation is commonly contrasted with the sometimes romantic view of a prior time provided both by early nineteenth-century chronicle and present day critics of the modern condition - an ectopia of plentiful and perpetual resources sustaining a stable culture from time immemorial. Reality is more complicated. Certainly the human-caused [...]

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