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The Columbia River Highway
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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...