Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Bishops Cap, Oregon"
Includes ... Bishops Cap ... Shepperds Dell ... Historic Columbia River Highway ...
Image, 2013, Bishop's Cap, Historic Columbia River Highway, click to enlarge
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Bishop's Cap, Historic Columbia River Highway. Image taken March 3, 2013.


Bishops Cap ...
Bishops Cap is the end of a basalt flow located on the Historic Columbia River Highway. Upstream is the historic Luscher Farm, Forest Hall, and Bridal Veil. Downstream is Shepperds Dell and the Latourell area.


Historic Columbia River Highway ...
Workers on the Columbia River Highway created a "half-tunnel" through the basalt to get around this feature.

[More Historic Columbia River Highway]
[HCRH Route]

  • HMP 27 ... Bishop's Cap

  • Bishop's Cap:   "Just beyond the [Shepperds Dell] bridge, Italian stonemasons constructed a retaining wall to hold the fill for the highway, which circumvented Bishop's Cap. The lower portion of the rock was carved away to form a "half-tunnel", which provided clearance needed for vehicular traffic." [Mershon, C.E., 2006, The Columbia River Highway]

Eagle Creek Fire, 2017 ...
[More]

Image, 2017, HCRH, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), Bishops Cap. View from moving car headed east on the HCRH. Foreground burned trees were removed for safety. Image taken December 6, 2017.
Image, 2017, HCRH, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), east side of Bishops Cap (on right). View from moving car headed east on the HCRH. Image taken December 6, 2017.


"The Golden Age of Postcards" ...

The early 1900s was the "Golden Age of Postcards", with the "Penny Postcard" being a popular way to send greetings to family and friends. Today the Penny Postcard has become a snapshot of history.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • Mershon, C.E., 2006, The Columbia River Highway, From the Sea to the Wheat Fields of Eastern Oregon, Guardian Peaks Enterprises, Portland;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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