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Image, 2012, Brownsmead, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brownsmead Grange, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken September 22, 2012.


Brownsmead ...
Brownsmead is a small Oregon community located inland on the floodplain of the Columbia River at approximately River Mile (RM) 27. The center of the community borders the Burlington Northern track and Saspal Slough. Downstream of Brownsmead is Knappa and upstream is Aldrich Point. According to Oregon Geographic Names (McArthur and McArthur, 2003):

"... This community developed on the bank of the Columbia River as the result of diking and reclamation carried on by W.G. Brown, a well-known engineer of Portland. His name, coupled with the Anglo-Saxon word for meadow, formed the name of the community. It was formerly known as Brody. Borwnsmead post office operated from 1919 to 1975. ..."

While the center of the Brownsmead community lies inland, Prairie Channel and the islands of the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge are only about half a mile away.


Brownsmead Grange ...

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Brownsmead Grange, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken September 22, 2012.
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Sign on the side of the Brownsmead Grange building, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2008.


Old Building ...

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Old building, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken September 22, 2012.
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Old building, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken September 22, 2012.


Brownsmead Station ...
Brownsmead Station was once called "Brody".

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Brownsmead Station, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2008.
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Brownsmead Station, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2008.
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Door, loading platform (?), Brownsmead Station, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2008.
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Railroad crossing, Brownsmead Station, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2008.
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Railroad Crossing sign, Brownsmead Station, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2008.


Saspal Slough ...

Saspal Slough is located on the floodplain of the Columbia River, north of Blind Slough. The community of Brownsmead is located on its northeast end.
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Image, 2008, Saspal Slough, Brownsmead, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Barns, Saspal Slough, Brownsmead, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2008.


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: McArthur, L.A., and McArthur, L.L., 2003, Oregon Geographic Names, Oregon Historical Society Press, 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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