Report of an Examintion of the Upper Columbia River and the Territory in Its Vicinity in Sept. and Oct. 1881, to Determine Its Navigability and Adapta

Report of an Examintion of the Upper Columbia River and the Territory in Its Vicinity in Sept. and Oct. 1881, to Determine Its Navigability and Adapta

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...thousand dollar claim," there is a heavy rapid--very strong water--with bed-rock sticking upon both sides of the river; best channel at the head of rapid is in middle of river, thence down left bank and at the foot to the right bank. The river is then good to Rogers' Bar, about thirty miles below. Shoal riffle at Rogers' Bar. Just below Rogers' Bar there is a large island of rocks, also a riffle running part way across, but a good steamboat channel there. Below, about six miles, there is another bench of rocks with channel on the right bank of the river. Three miles below that is another bench of rocks in the middle of the river; straight channel about a hundred feet wide on right bank. There is a good country along the Columbia from Colville to this point, large flats and valleys running into the river. Back of Rogers' Bar there is a settlement of eight or ten families with promised additions from outside this spring. From this point to Spokane River there is but little good land along the Columbia. There are many bars with quite a number of Chinamen mining upon them. The river has many swift rapids in it, but none that a powerful boat could not make. We camped eight miles above the mouth of the Spokane River. March 2.--Left camp at seven a. m. River very crooked; very swift; many heavy rapids; mountains high and close in on the river, and heavily timbered. Saw a good many Chinamen mining on the bars. Arrived at Spokane River at nine a. m., and went up and took a look at the new United States post. The Spokane is not navigable, but discharges considerable water. There is as much water in it as in the John Day. The post" is located on the south side of the Spokane about 2 miles from its mouth. There are three companies stationed...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236845897
  • 9781236845894