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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Creatures Never Seen by Lewis and Clark"
Lewis and Clark are given credit for discovering at least 120 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, plus finding another 182 new plant species. They missed these however.

 

  • Columbia River Mile (RM) 0 ... Big Fish ...
  • RM 43 ... Big Purple Bird ...
  • RM 65 ... Painted Cow ...
  • RM 67 ... Milky Way Cow ...
  • RM 67 ... Palomino ...
  • RM 67 ... Yard Bird's Yard Bird ...
  • RM 75 ... "Duck Truck" ...
  • RM 94 ... Giant Eagle ...
  • RM 100 ... Reindeer, Santa, and Penguin, Christmas Tree and Snowman ...
  • RM 100 ... Oscar Mayer Wienermobile ...
  • RM 109 ... Giant Crab ...
  • RM 111 ... Flying Orca ...
  • RM 120 ... White Horse ...
  • RM 169 ... White Buffalo ...

Columbia River Mile (RM) 0 ... Big Fish ...

Image, 2012, Seaside, Oregon, click to enlarge
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"Big Fish", Seaside, Oregon. Image taken February 9, 2012.


RM 43 ... Big Purple Bird ...

Image, 2011, Westport, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Big purple bird, Westport, Oregon. Columbia River Mile (RM) 43, along Oregon Highway 30. Taken from moving car. Image taken October 25, 2011.


RM 65 ... Painted Cow ...

Image, 2012, Highway 30, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cow in fog, Highway 30, downstream of Rainier, Oregon. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 65. Image taken January 27, 2012.


RM 67 ... Milky Way Cow ...

Image, 2007, Milky Way, click to enlarge
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Milky Way Truck on Interstate 5 near Longview, Washington. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 67. Image taken January 28, 2007.
Image, 2007, Milky Way, click to enlarge
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Milky Way Truck on Interstate 5 near Longview, Washington. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 67. Image taken January 28, 2007.


RM 67 ... Palomino ...

Image, 2011, Longview, Washington, click to enlarge
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Palomino, Longview, Washington. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 67. Image taken August 7, 2011.
Image, 2011, Longview, Washington, click to enlarge
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Palomino, in fancy coat, Longview, Washington. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 67. Image taken October 25, 2011.


RM 67 ... Yard Bird's Yard Bird ...

Image, 2011, Centralia, Washington, click to enlarge
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Yard Bird, Centralia, Washington. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 67, then north 50 miles. Image taken July 9, 2011.


RM 75 ... "Duck Truck" ...

Image, 2012, Interstate 5, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Duck Truck", Interstate 5 near Kalama, Washington. Columbia River Mile (RM) 75. Image taken January 11, 2012.
Image, 2012, Interstate 5, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Duck Truck", Interstate 5 near Kalama, Washington. Columbia River Mile (RM) 75. Image taken January 11, 2012.


RM 94 ... Giant Eagle ...

Image, 2012, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Giant Wooden Eagle, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon. Columbia River Mile (RM) 94. Image taken January 13, 2012. Large wooden Bald Eagle put seed fields to keep grazing Geese away.


RM 100 ... Reindeer, Santa, and Penguin, Christmas Tree and Snowman ...

Image, 2011, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Reindeer, Santa, and Penguin, Vancouver, Washington. Columbia River Mile (RM) 100. Image taken December 15, 2011.
Image, 2011, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Christmas Tree and Snowman, Vancouver, Washington. Columbia River Mile (RM) 100. Image taken December 24, 2011.


RM 100 ... Oscar Mayer Wienermobile ...

Image, 2006, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, Vancouver, Washington. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 100. Image taken August 15, 2006.


RM 109 ... Giant Crab ...

Image, 2011, Salty's, Columbia River, click to enlarge
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Giant Crab, Salty's Restaurant near Broughton Beach, Columbia River. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 109. Image taken October 31, 2011.
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Giant Crab, Salty's Restaurant near Broughton Beach, Columbia River. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 109. Image taken October 31, 2011.


RM 111 ... Flying Orca ...

Image, 2011, Portland International Airport, click to enlarge
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"Flying Orca", Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon. Columbia River Mile (RM) 111, at Broughton Beach. Image taken November 4, 2011.


RM 120 ... White Horse ...

Image, 2011, Troutdale, Oregon, click to enlarge
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White Horse, Troutdale, Oregon. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 120. Image taken October 6, 2011.


In April 1806 while across from the mouth of the Walla Walla River, Captain Clark was presented with a "eligant white horse", just not a large plaster (?) one.

"... This morning early the Great Chief Yel lip pet brought a very eligant white horse to our Camp and presented him to me Signifying his wish to get a kittle but being informed that we had already disposed of every kittle we could possibly Spare he Said he was Content with what ever I thought proper to give him. I gave him my Swoard, 100 balls & powder and Some Small articles of which he appeared perfectly Satisfied. ..."
[Clark, April 28, 1806]



RM 169 ... White Buffalo ...

Image, 2011, Hood River, Oregon, click to enlarge
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White Buffalo, Hood River, Oregon. Taken from moving car. Columbia River Mile (RM) 169. Image taken October 6, 2011.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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:    U.S. National Park Service website, 2011;   

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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