“COLUMBIA RIVER COUNTRY” A SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
BY FRANCIS RAYMOND LINE • 77 PATRICIAN WAY • PASADENA 2 CALIFORNIA

THE CANADIAN ROCKIES, birthplace of rivers. Banff city and Banff National Park. The blue Bow River and Falls. Lake Louise, Mt. Eisenhower, Jasper. The Saskatchewan. Athabaska River and Falls. The Columbia Ice Fields. A wild trip among icebergs.

THE COLUMBIA’S SOURCE. A tiny bubbling spring. Walking the first two miles. “Movie set” town at Canal Flats. Columbia Lake and start of the canoe journey. Canoeing through paradise. Hotsprings resorts, swimming in warm water, various Canadian Lakes.


GOLDEN, B. C.
A shower of yellow leaves. Dining and rail town. All is not gold that glitters.
SIDETRIP UP THE KICKING HORSE. KOOTENAY AND YOHO NATIONAL PARKS. Emerald Lake. Takakkaw Falls, eleven times higher than Niagara. Peaks in the mists. Through the Canadian Pacific Railroad tunnels.


THE BIG BEND COUNTRY BY ROAD AND BOAT
. Wilderness settlement and a backwoods school. Surprise Rapids, Kinbasket Lake, Boat Encampment. Along the edge of the Rockies.
The river turns south. We meet a trapper in wild country. Fishing and camping. Sur-Prised by a moose. Beauty far from civilization. Death Rapids. Through the gold country. Wild animals along the way.

REVELSTOKE AND GLACIER NATIONAL PARKS City of Revelstoke – civic Pride at wilderness edge.

BY STERN-WHEELER THROUGH ARROW LAKES, more than 100 miles long. Skirting the Selkirks. Nakusp, impromptu landings Along the way, a Doukhobor settlement.

TRIBUTARIES JOIN THE COLUMBIA. The Kootenay and the Pend Oreille. INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY, the 49th parallel. A thought on peace. Boating down Roosevelt Lake.


PAUL BUNYAN OUTCLASSED; GRAND COULEE, THE WORLD’S GREATEST DAM.
Light bulbs burn all day. Some sights and facts to take the breath away. HERCULEAN IRRIGATION. Di.- verting the river to the grand coulee which is its old bed. That it will mean to the West. A young GI family makes good. Modern pioneers. Some personal close-ups.  A World of Wheat.

WENATCHEE. Rosy apples and rosy cheeks. The Okanagan and a Ukranian interlude. CHELAN LAKE, one of Washington’s finest.

HANFORD, :HERE ATOMS ARE BORN and RICHLAND, the model residential city. Empty jails and crowded libraries. SNAKE RIVER JOINS THE COLUMBIA. Some footsteps of history. Sacagawea and Lewis and Clark.

LIFE ON A RIVER BARGE. Family portrait and close-ups. Scenery from an easy chair.


CELILO FALLS AND THE INDIANS FISHING.
20-pound salmon by the hundreds. BONNEVILEE DAM AND THE FISH LADDERS. 20-pound salmon by the thousands. A modern silver horde.

MT. HOOD IN BLOSSOM TIME. Glory of spring in the Northwest. The Dalles.


COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY
; America’s Miracle Drive. Peaks and waterfalls by the dozen.

PORTLAND, dignified guardian of the River. A bit of humor in the rain.


THE RUGGED ROMANCE OF LUMBER. LONGVIEW,
model city, which Francis Line helped to construct as a youth. Lumber mills give way to aluminum.


ASTORIA AND A FINNISH COLONY
.

BY OCEAN LINER TO THE SEA. The river ends its journey close to scenic beauties nearly as unusual as those at its source. RECAPITULATION BY AIR.

THE LINES TRAVEL THE RIVER THE HARD WAY – BY BOAT, CANOE, STERN-WHEELER, BARGE, AUTO, STREAMLINER, OCEAN LINER AND AIRPLANE – TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL PURP0SE. BUT THEY SHOW HOW EVERY FA ILY IN AMERICA CAN MAKE THE FULL 1400-MILE JOURNEY OF THE COLUMBIA IN THEIR 0Th AUTOMOBILE, SAFELY YET THRILLINGLY, IN A GLORIOUS TWO-WEEK VACATION.

Leave a Comment