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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Washington State University, Vancouver Campus, Vancouver, Washington"
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Image, 2018, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Banner, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 1, 2018.


Washington State University, Vancouver Campus ...
On May 10, 1989, the Washington State Legislature formally established Washington State University, Vancouver, as one of four campuses that make up the WSU system. In 1991 the Salmon Creek property was purchased, in 1994 ground was broken, and on June 28, 1996, the new campus was dedicated.

Glacial Erratics, Missoula Floods ...
Four Missoula Flood erratics are "on display" at the Washington State University's Vancouver Campus. One is tucked in a forgotten corner near the Greenhouse, and the other three are located on a slope on the east side of campus. All of the erratics are not in their original location. One was found in a field in east Vancouver, and the other three (which use to be one big erratic) were moved after originally being unearthed during construction of the Science building.
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  • Erratic found in east Vancouver, near 162nd Avenue:

    "It all started the winter of 2003, when a flash of white caught a WSU graduate studentís attention as he drove along 162nd Avenue in east Vancouver. Investigating further, he quickly realized he was looking at a granite Missoula Ice Age Flood erratic. The boulder, roughly the size of a park bench, had black and white speckles characteristic of the granite in northern Idaho. This area is made up of basalt, not granite. So granite would have been transported by the Missoula Ice Age Floods.

    The rock was salvaged from the field where a housing subdivision was being graded and a road was being widened on 162nd Avenue. A small crew of county workers used an excavator to hoist the rock, swinging it onto the back end of a flatbed trailer. The county gave the historic rock to WSU Vancouver for display. It is now located on the east side of the Engineering Building near the entrance to the greenhouse."


    Source:    "waymarking.com" website, 2018, "WSU's Missoula Ice Age Flood Erratic, Vancouver, Washington.


  • Erratic(s) found at the Science Building:

    "Missoula flood ice-rafted erratics:   Latitude: 45°43'57", Longitude: 122°37'54", Lithology: Granitic, Comments: Three > 3-foot- (1 meter) diameter boulders, derived from a single large erratic found during excavation of Washington State University Science building; original location 45°43'57", 122°38'04"."


    Source:    O'Connor, et.al., 2016, U.S.G.S. Scientific Investigations Map 3357


Image, 2018, Glacial Erratic, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Missoula Flood Glacial Erratic, Vancouver, Washington. This erratic was found in field near 162nd Avenue and now "on display" in a forgotten corner near the Greenhouse, Washington State University, Vancouver Campus. Image taken July 1, 2018.
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Missoula Flood Glacial Erratics, Vancouver, Washington. Washington State University, Vancouver Campus. These erratics (originally one large one) were uncovered during construction of the Science Building. Image taken July 14, 2018.


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Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 14, 2018.
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Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 1, 2018.
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Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 1, 2018.
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Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 1, 2018.
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Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 1, 2018.
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Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 1, 2018.


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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:
  • O'Connor, J.E., Cannon, C.M., Mangano, J.F., and Evarts, R.C., 2016, "Geologic Map of the Vancouver and Orchards Quadrangles and Parts of the Portland and Mount Tabor Quadrangles, Clark County, Washington, and Multnomah County, Oregon", U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3357;
  • Washington State University Vancouver Campus website, 2018;
  • "waymarking.com" website, 2018;


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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