Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be Done

March 18, 2014|
Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be Done
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When nine-hundred-foot ice age floods carved the Columbia River Gorge through the Cascade Mountains to the sea, little space was left for man to form a highway of his own. It took an artist-poet-engineer extraordinaire to conquer this reluctant piece of real estate and produce the nation's first scenic highway. Meet Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Samuel Lancaster, the polio survivor, who turned modern engineering on its ear to create a "poem in stone." Today, Oregon's historic Columbia River Highway is hidden among the trees, where it meanders past spectacular waterfalls and dramatic views. Ride along with Peg Willis as she explores the beginnings of this miracle highway and the men who created it.

Title:Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be DoneFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Inc.Language:English

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ISBN:9990051470925

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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