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The Columbia River: A Historical Travel Guide

The Columbia River: A Historical Travel Guide

by Jo Ann Roe Burkhart

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Library Journal
Roe ( Frank Matsura: Frontier Photogra pher , 1981, Madrona Pubs.) uses the course of the Columbia River to relate the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia has been a vital component to that region for transportation, tourism, mining, railroads, logging, and fishing. Roe details the human geography of the river and its shores, and traces the history of the inhabitants, explorers, and river navigators. She also touches upon the flora, fauna, and weather. Her book provides a wealth of information and would make a great trip companion. However, it is not a travel guide in the practical sense. It provides fascinating reading for those interested in the Pacific Northwest and the large role the Columbia River has played in the region's history.-- Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svces., Wondervu, Col.
A history of the 1,214-mile river (from the Selkirk Mountains in Canada to the Columbia Estuary) and a travel guide on how to enjoy it. Each of four sections is followed by a travel and trivia section that lists enjoyable sights, activities, lodging, and meals along the Columbia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Fulcrum Publishing
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Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

Jo Ann Roe has written 14 books and hundreds of articles. Her works have been awarded the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, Washington State Governor's Award, National Federation of Press Women's top award, Society of American Travel Writers feature awards, Photographic Historical Society of New York award, and others.

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