Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Broughton Bluff, Oregon"
Includes ... Broughton Bluff ... Chamberlain Hill ... Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area ... Sandy River ...
Image, 2005, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Fall colors, looking at Broughton Bluff, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Sandy River, Oregon. Image taken October 22, 2005.


Broughton Bluff ...
Broughton Bluff, the northwest tip of Chamberlain Hill, is a prominat feature rising above the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, located along the right bank of the Sandy River. The Oregon community of Troutdale lies to the east.

Early Broughton Bluff ...
Broughton Bluff was named after Lieutenant Broughton, a member of the Captain George Vancouver expedition, who, in 1792 travelled up the Columbia River to just east of the Sandy River. Broughton Bluff never had an official name until 1926 when the Girl Scouts of Portland requested the bluff to be named after Lieutenant Broughton. The U.S. Board of Geographic Names adopted the name "Broughton Bluff".

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area ...
Good views of Broughton Bluff can be had from the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, located three miles up the Sandy River.
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Views ...

Image, 2005, Broughton Bluff and the Sandy River, click to enlarge
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Broughton Bluff and the Sandy River. View taken from Interstate 84. Image taken May 15, 2005.
Image, 2003, Sandy River looking upstream from Lewis and Clark State Park, click to enlarge
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Sandy River looking upstream from Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Oregon. Broughton Bluff, part of the Chamberlain Hill Boring Lava Cone, is in the background. Image taken October 18, 2003.
Image, 2005, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Fall colors, Broughton Bluff, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Sandy River, Oregon. Image taken October 22, 2005.
Image, 2005, Broughton Bluff, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Fall colors, Broughton Bluff, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area. Image taken October 22, 2005.
Image, 2005, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Broughton Bluff, Fall colors, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Sandy River, Oregon. Image taken October 22, 2005.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, April 2, 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 State Historical Society Press, Portland;
  • U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database, 2006;


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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