Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Cook-Underwood Road, Washington"
Includes ... Cook-Underwood Road ... Cook, Washington ... Underwood, Washington ... Mill A ...
Image, 2013, Old house on Cook-Underwood Road, Washington, click to enlarge
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Old house on Cook-Underwood Road, Washington, near Cook. Image taken March 18, 2013.


Cook-Underwood Road ...
The Cook-Underwood Road traverses nearly 15 miles along the slopes of the Columbia River Gorge, north of Washington Highway 14, and stretches from Cook, on the west bank of the Little White Salmon River (RM 161.5), to Underwood, on the west bank of the White Salmon River (RM 168.5). The small Washington community of Mill A lies along Cook-Underwood Road. The larger community of Willard, the location of the beginning of the Broughton lumber flume, can be reached via the Cook-Underwood Road.

Mill A and Mill B ...
"As of 1896, there were seven sawmills operating in Skamania County, the most notable of these being the Oregon Lumber Company's along the Little White Salmon River. After the logging of Underwood Mountain was complete, the Oregon Lumber Company established the Mill A sawmill and headquarters along the west side of the Little White Salmon River, and another sawmill at Cheowith Flat on the east side of the Little White Salmon River at what was known as Mill B ... There were flumes on both sides of the river that carried the lumber to the Columbia ... When the supply of timber became more difficult to access, the company closed the mill in 1907, and moved it to Oregon."


Source:    Bonneville Power Administration, 2011, "Whistling Ridge Energy Project, Environmental Impact Statement"

Views ...

Image, 2013, Willard, Washington, click to enlarge
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Willard and Mill A sign, on Washington Highway 14, Washington, at the western junction with Cook-Underwood Road. Image taken March 18, 2013.
Image, 2013, Willard, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mill A Grange, Mill A, Washington. Image taken March 18, 2013.


Views from Cook-Underwood Road ...

Image, 2006, Columbia River and Ruthton Point as seen from Cook-Underwood Road, click to enlarge
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Ruthton Point, Oregon, as seen from the Cook-Underwood Road, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2006.
Image, 2006, Hood River, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Hood River, Oregon, from the Cook-Underwood Road, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2006.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, October 29, 1805 ...




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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:
  • Bonneville Power Administration, 2011, "Whistling Ridge Energy Project, Environmental Impact Statement";


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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