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Identifier ORU_WTXT_021o http://oregondigital.org/u?/wwdl,141
Title page 13
Relation The Columbia River Highway
Date 2004-06-17
Rights This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the University of Oregon Libraries as a source is requested.
Type page
Format Scanned from original document using Silverfast AI 6.0 on UMAX Powerlook III flatbed scanner. Scanned image saved as 16 bit grayscale tiff. 212,001 bytes 8 bit - Gray Gamma 2.2 - grayscale Omnipage 14.0 used to OCR 8 bit greyscale tiff and generate text files for full text access. 16 bit greyscsale tiff edited in Photoshop 6.0: cropped, rotated, reduced in size, levels adjusted for contrast, bit depth reduced to 8 and JPEG created.
Description of the grandest scenery in the world. Its beauties have been portrayed by John Muir, John Burroughs, Joaquin Miller, and many other lovers of the beautiful in nature. The Columbia river canyon is so rugged that no attempt to build a road through it was successful until the project started in 1913. The need of a highway to connect the Oregon seacoast with the broad, fertile acres east of the Cascade mountains had long been recognized and it was largely due to the foresight and initiative of...

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