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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon"
Includes ... Scappoose ... Scappoose Bottoms ... Johnson's Landing ... Scappoose Bay ... Crown Zellerback Trail ...
Image, 2012, Scappoose, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sign along railway line, Scappoose, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2012.


Scappoose Bottoms ...
"Scappoose Bottoms" is the area between Oregon's Highway 30 east of the community of Scappoose and west of the Multnomah Channel. The area stretches over twelve miles from Scappoose Bay on the north to Joy Creek on the south. The area is a rich farming land and host to numerous raptors and songbirds. East is the Multnomah Channel and Sauvie Island.

Early Scappoose Bottoms ...
Scappoose Bottoms was once referred to as "Scappoose Plains".

According to the Oregon State Archives "A 1940 Journey Across Oregon", the first white man to settle on Scappoose Plain was James Bates, an American sailor, who probably deserted from the brig Owyhee in 1829. The Owyhee spent the winter of 1829-1830 in the Columbia.


Views ...

Image, 2012, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Golden Eagle, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2012.
Image, 2012, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Weathervane on barn, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon. Image taken January 11, 2012.
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Old Ford truck, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon. Image taken January 11, 2012.
Image, 2012, Mount St. Helens from Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mount St. Helens from Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2012.


Scappoose Bottoms, etc.

  • Crown Zellerback Trail ...
  • Jackson Creek ...
  • Johnson Landing ...
  • Scappoose Creek ...


Crown Zellerback Trail ...
The 17-mile-long Crown Zellerback Trail is built on the remains of an abandoned logging road and railway line and stretches from the Multnomah Channel just south of Scappoose, goes across Scappoose Bottoms, and ends at the Oregon community of Vernonia, located in Oregon's Coast Range, northwest of the Oregon community of St. Helens.

"... In 1906, Fred and Simcoe Chapman began constructing a railroad from Chapman landing up into the woods past Camp 8. Where the grade became too steep, a tunnel was built in 1910. The Nehalem Divide Railroad tunnel between Champan and Pittsburg is 1712 feet long. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but it is not part of the trail and it is not open to protect the public and the tunnel.

In 1943, Crown Zellerbach acquired the rail line, and converted it into a logging road. The tunnel could not be converted for log trucks, so its use was discontinued and a road was built through a different pass.

In 2004, Columbia County purchased the Crown Zellerbach Logging Road from the Hancock Timber Company with grants from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Parks. ..."

Source:   "waymarking.com" website, 2012


Image, 2012, Crown Zellerback Trail, Scappoose, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Along the Crown Zellerback Trail, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2012.


Jackson Creek ...
(to come)


Johnson Landing ...
According to Oregon Geographic Names (McArthur and McArthur, 2003), the Scappoose Post Office was established April 25, 1872, after first being called Columbia Post Office. Samuel T. Gosa was the first postmaster of the Scappoose Office as well as the former Columbia Office. It's location was at a spot now known as Johnson Landing, some two miles southeast of today's Scappoose, Oregon. It was moved to the present community of Scappoose in 1886.

Image, 2012, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Johnsons Landing to Dike Road sign, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2012.


Scappoose Creek ...
The North Fork Scappoose Creek and the South Fork Scappoose Creek meet just north of the community of Scappoose. Scappoose Creek then meanders through Scappoose Bottoms north into Scappoose Bay.


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:    See Scappoose;

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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