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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"'Bend of the River'... the movie"
Includes ... Bend of the River ... James Stewart ... Cape Horn ... Rooster Rock ... Rooster Rock State Park ... Crown Point ... Mount Hood ... Sandy River ... sternwheelers "Henderson" and "Portland" ...
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"Bend of the River", DVD case. Image taken July 20, 2011.


"Bend of the River" ... the movie ...
Released in 1952, the movie "Bend of the River" stars James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, ROck Hudson, and Julie Adams. The movie has Columbia River scenes such as Steamboats, Cape Horn, Rooster Rock, and the Sandy River. Spectacular footage too of Mount Hood. The movie was based on a novel called "Bend of the Snake", written by Bill Gulick.

Steamboat race between the "Henderson" and the "Portland"
The last steamboat race on the Columbia River was between the "Henderson" and the "Portland". The two steamboats raced between Portland, Oregon, and Rooster Rock as part of the promotion for the 1952 motion picture Bend of the River, staring James Stewart. The "Henderson" won the race but blew a gasket doing it. In the film the steamer "River Queen" is played by the "Henderson".
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"... The last steamboat race on the Columbia was held in 1952, between Henderson and the new steel-hulled Portland, both towboats. This was actually more of an exhibition than a race. The famous actor James Stewart and other members of the cast of the recently-filmed movie Bend of the River were on-board the Henderson. The race was witnessed by Capt. Homer T. Shaver, who stated that as both were running fast for their design, as towboats, the speeds were not much compared to what he'd seen as a young man on the river. ..."

Source:   Gordon Newell, (ed.), 1966, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, Superior Publishing, Seattle.


Shooting Locations


Cape Horn, Washington ...
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Sternwheeler "Henderson", as the "River Queen", passing Cape Horn, Washington. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Sternwheeler "Henderson", as the "River Queen", passing Cape Horn, Washington. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.


Rooster Rock, Oregon ...
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James Stewart, with Rooster Rock in the background. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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James Stewart, with Rooster Rock in the background. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.


Beach at Rooster Rock State Park, Oregon ...
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Sternwheeler "Henderson" as the "River Queen", passing beach at Rooster Rock State Park. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Beach at Rooster Rock State Park. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Beach at Rooster Rock State Park. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Beach at Rooster Rock State Park. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.


Crown Point, Oregon ...
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Crown Point, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.


Mount Hood, Oregon ...
Quite a few scenes were shot at Timberline, with Illumination Rock is on the left horizon .
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Mount Hood, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Mount Hood, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Mount Hood, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Mount Hood, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Mount Hood, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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Mount Hood, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.


Sandy River, Oregon ...
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River crossing, Sandy River, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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River crossing, Sandy River, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.
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River crossing, Sandy River, Oregon. "Bend of the River", 1952. Image captured July 20, 2011.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    "imdb.com" website, 2011;    Newell, G.R. (ed.), 1966, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, Superior Publishing, Seattle;   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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