The Columbia River
An Historical Travel Guide
by Joann Roe
updated edition, published by Caxton Press, 2013
250 pages. $16.95
Teeming with the history of the Pacific Northwest, the mighty Columbia River is one of the longest rivers in North America. Today it continues to function as a watercourse for barges and ships carrying commercial goods to the world. Read about the early river steamers on both sides of the border. Ponder the travels of salmon. Who built the Grand Coulee and Bonneville Dams? What happened at the Hanford Project? Explore with David Thompson, who discovered the source of the river. Meet the real people who call the Columbia River shores their home. The book's four sections as well as the Travel and Trivia section have been updated to expand our knowledge of the towns and people along the river.