Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"'First Auto Tour around Mount Hood', Sunday Oregonian, July 18, 1915"
Includes ... Sunday Oregonian ... Mount Hood
Image, 2009, Mount Hood, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mount Hood from Highway 26. Parts of Highway 26 follow the old Barlow Road, part of the Oregon Trail. Image taken August 16, 2009.

"Wonders of First Auto Trip Aournd Mount Hood Many" ...
   Sunday Oregonian, July 18, 1915 ...

Pathfinding Party of The Oregonian Circles Mountain for First Time Within One Day --- Scenery Is Delcared most Beautiful in World --- Run Made in 11 Hours
By Chester A. Moores.

"Mount Hood has been circled completely by automobile for the first time in history within the course of one day.

Aiming deliberately at thie accomplishment of this feat, our party left early last Sunday morning in Henry Wagner's 1910 Packard "48" for a tour that carried us over the full length of the newly christened Columbia River Highway from Portland to The Dalles, south through Central Oregon to Tygh Valley and Wapinitia and then back over the old Barlow road past Government Camp and Rhododendron into Portland. We arrived at The Oregonian building before dark after completing the entire loop of 235.7 miles under the light of one day's sun.

(to come)."

Source:    Sunday Oregonian, July 18, 1915, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2015.

From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...

Columbia River GorgeReturn to

*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

  • Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2015;

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.
June 2014