Mysteries and Legends of Oregon: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

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Eleven Mind-Boggling Tales from the Beaver State • Lewis and Clark had a theory for the stunning submerged forest they encountered in the Columbia River in 1805—but was the geological Armageddon that struck there centuries ago in fact evidence of what natives called the Bridge of the Gods? • Does a 22,000-pound meteorite worth millions of dollars really lie hidden in the mountains east of Port Orford? Or was it a prop in a scam by a nineteenth-century scientist to con the U.S. Congress into paying his debts? • ...
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Overview

Eleven Mind-Boggling Tales from the Beaver State • Lewis and Clark had a theory for the stunning submerged forest they encountered in the Columbia River in 1805—but was the geological Armageddon that struck there centuries ago in fact evidence of what natives called the Bridge of the Gods? • Does a 22,000-pound meteorite worth millions of dollars really lie hidden in the mountains east of Port Orford? Or was it a prop in a scam by a nineteenth-century scientist to con the U.S. Congress into paying his debts? • Many lightkeepers and their families have come and gone in one lonesome lighthouse on the wild Oregon coast—but does the ghostly gray lady of Heceta House still remain in her beloved home?From the mysterious disappearance of hijacker D. B. Cooper to persistent rumors of Bigfoot, Mysteries and Legends of Oregon pulls back the curtain on some of the Beaver State’s most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762750160
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,374,034
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Yuskavitch has worked as a freelance writer and photographer since 1993. His other books include Fishing Oregon and Oregon Nature Weekends. He lives in Sisters, Oregon.
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