Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Bradbury Slough, Oregon"
Includes ... Bradbury Slough ...
Image, 2012, Crims Island and Bradbury Slough, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Crims Island and Bradbury Slough, Oregon. View from near Port Westward. Image taken August 27, 2012.


Bradbury Slough ...
Bradbury Slough runs on the south side (Oregon side) of Crims Island, separating the island from the Oregon shore. The slough stetches from approximately Columbia River Mile (RM) 54 through RM 57. On the upstream end of the Bradbury Slough is Mayger, Oregon and on the downstream end of the slough lies the Oregon development of Port Westward. Inbetween is the broad flat plain of the Clatskanie River/Beaver Slough delta, which Lewis and Clark called "Fanny's Bottom". "Fannie's Island" (Crim's Island) and "Fanny's Bottom" were named after Clark's sister Fannie.

Early Bradbury Slough ...
According to "Oregon Geographic Names" (2003, Oregon Historical Society):

"Bradbury (COLUMBIA) ... This station and Bradbury Slough in the Columbia River nearby were named for Clement A. Bradbury, an early settler who had worked at Hunt's Mill. Wilkes shows this slough as Kinak Passage in an atlas accompanying U.S. Exploring Expedition, v.23, Hydrography, but does not explain the name. The name of the railroad station was later changed to Locoda. Bradbury post office operated from December 1881 to July 1890."

"Locoda (COLUMBIA) ... Locoda was a station on Spokane, Portland & Seattle railway northeast of Clatskanie. It was once called Bradbury. The name Locoda was made by taking letters from the corportate title of the Lower Columbia Cooperative Dairy Ass'n. and telescoping them into one word."

Bradbury and Bradbury Slough were named for Clement A. Bradbury, an early settler. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office (GLO) Records database (2011) shows Clement Bradbury and "Heirs of Ann W. Bradbury" being granted title to 640.63 acres of T8N R4W Sections 15, 22, 23, 26, and 27, on February 2, 1867 (1850 Oregon-Donation Act), and Clement Bradbury being granted title to 103.81 acres of T8N R4W Section 26, on June 1, 1882 (1820 Sale-Cash Entry).

The Bradbury Post Office operated from December 1881 to July 1890.


Views ...

Image, 2005, Bradbury Slough looking towards Oak Point, click to enlarge
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Bradbury Slough, Oregon, looking towards Oak Point, Washington. Image taken February 21, 2005.


Bradbury Slough, etc.

  • Mount St. Helens ...
  • Port Westward ...


Mount St. Helens ...
Fantastic views of Mount St. Helens can be seen from the road following Bradbury Slough.

Image, 2005, Mount St. Helens from Bradbury Slough, click to enlarge
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Mount St. Helens, Washington, from Bradbury Slough, Oregon. Crims Island is on the left. Image taken February 21, 2005.
Image, 2005, Mount St. Helens from Bradbury Slough, click to enlarge
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Mount St. Helens, Washington, from Bradbury Slough, Oregon. Crims Island is in the middleground. Image taken February 21, 2005.


Port Westward ...
The Oregon development of Port Westward lies at the western end of Bradbury Slough, at approximately Columbia River Mile (RM) 53.
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Image, 2012, Clatskanie floodplain and Port Westward, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Clatskanie floodplain and the Bradbury Slough, looking towards Port Westward, Oregon. Image taken August 27, 2012.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 6, 1805, first draft ...


Clark, November 6, 1805 ...





Clark, March 26, 1806 ...




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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:
  • McArthur, L.A., and McArthur, L.L., 2003, "Oregon Geographic Names", Oregon Historical Society Press, Portland;
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office (GLO) Records database, 2011;


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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