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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Kaser Ridge, Oregon"
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Image, 2005, Fairbanks Water Gap, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Fulton Ridge, Fairbanks Water Gap, and Kaser Ridge, Oregon, with Avery Park, Washington. View from Washington State Highway 14 above Avery Park. Fulton Ridge is left of the gap and Kaser Ridge is right of the gap. Avery Park is in the foreground. Image taken May 24, 2005.


Kaser Ridge ...
Kaser Ridge is a large Columbia River Basalt flow located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River between River Mile (RM) 195 and RM 199. Upstream (east) is Fairbanks Gap and Fulton Ridge and downstream (west) is Signal Hill and The Dalles. Kaser Ridge also creates the north wall of Fifteenmile Creek which flows into the Columbia River on the east side of The Dalles. Due north of Kaser Ridge is Browns Island, located in the center of Lake Celilo, the reservoir behind The Dalles Dam, and on the Washington side is Avery Park.

Early Kaser Ridge ...
According to "Oregon Geographic Names" (McArthur and McArthur, 2003):

"In 1913, Julius Kaser moved onto this high ground on the south bank of Columbia River about five miles east of The Dalles. The USC&GS established a triangulation station named Kaser on the ridge in 1930, but the name Kaser Ridge was first officially applied by the USGS in 1960, when they needed a designation for a water survey."

The U.S. Board of Geographic Names made "Kaser Ridge" official in 1965.


Image, 2005, Kaser Ridge and Browns Island, click to enlarge
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Browns Island with Kaser Ridge behind, as seen from Washington State Highway 14. Image taken May 24, 2005.


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:    McArthur, L.A., and McArthur, L.L., 2003, Oregon Geographic Names, Oregon Historical Society, Portland;    U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database, 2015;   

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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