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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Good show...but let's look at two not-yet memorialized Oregon stories. First, Canemah, the landing where the native peoples came to fish the Willamette Falls is also a Historic Registered town for steamboat captains that plied the upper Willamette. A large portion of the historic property is in Metro's hands. A place open to the public that has huge Indian significance and the only wagon road I know of in the Portland Metro area still intack. It puts that funky "wagon" to shame in Oregon City, where most of the museum space is from 19840s forward. Canemah is thousands of years of human activity. Lewis and Clark missed it.
Secondly, the Astoria project is over its 200 year mark. And no mention of getting anything ready. Here, you have the tragic Indian story of Concomley's daughters and the chief himself aligning with the Americans and losing, as the Hudson Bay company got the assets jsut before a British warship sailed into the Columbia to capture it as a prisze of the War of 1812.
The comments are right about Lewis and Clark being tourists. Why can't we show true history? Here are two examples with both sides making interesting stories.
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