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Historic Columbia River Hwy
ODOT Environmental Services Historic Columbia River Highway Site
 

The Historic Columbia River Gorge - Rehabilitating a Rural Designed Landscape  The HCRH is featured in an article in a National Park Service online publication that addresses cultural landscapes.
 
 
The Columbia River Highway: A Poem in Stone - Historic postcards and photographs of the Historic Columbia River Highway from the Oregon State Archives collection.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Built in America - Historic American Engineering Record - This site has several entries related to the Highway, with many more under construction. Try a keyword search for Historic Columbia River Highway.

Gorge History/Protection
 
 
Mid-Columbia History - interesting tidbits of history and folklore.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Columbia River Gorge Geology
USDA Forest Service--Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Geology - Learn about the dynamic geological history that formed the Gorge.
 
 
Missoula Floods - These floods would have submerged present-day Portland under 800 feet of water!

Other Information on the Gorge and Historic/Scenic Highways

 

The Interstate 84 Columbia River Gorge Bridges: Protecting Our Heritage

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
USDA Forest Service--Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - All about the unique protection status of the Columbia River Gorge.
 
 
Columbia River Gorge Commission
 
 
Other Historic/Scenic Highways and Organizations

Historic Preservation
Historic Roads  Dedicated to the Identification, Preservation, and Management of Historic Roads.
 
 
Society for Commercial Archeology  Established in 1977, the SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape.
 
 
Society for Industrial Archeology   Established in 1971, the SIA is made up of over 1,600 members, world-wide, who have a strong interest in preserving, interpreting, and documenting our industrial past and heritage.
 
 
Transportation Research Board's ADC50 Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation  Concerned with all cultural resources associated with transportation projects including highways, waterways, transit, and aviation.