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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Vancouver Railroad Overpass Murals, Vancouver, Washington"
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Image, 2016, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mural, south side Railroad overpass, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 31, 2016.


Vancouver Railroad Overpass Murals ...
Located at Vancouver's Columbia Street and 4th Street, the railroad overpass has murals on both sides of the structure.

The blue "squiggly line" mural on the south side of the overpass was painted in 1993 by students from Lewis and Clark High School as a community project in an effort to combat graffiti.

The mural on the north side of the overpass was done in 2000 by students from Lewis and Clark High School with help from a grant from the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. The Vancouver Sign Company donated it's installation.

In 2015 the "squiggly line" mural was replaced with a new mural titled "Celebrate Vancouver". This mural was painted by Girl Scout Troup 4765 and was a joint project between the Girl Scouts and the Clark County Mural Society. It is 112-feet long with 4x8-foot panels depicting scenes from around Vancouver. Scenes include Frenchman's Bar, Esther Short Park, the riverfront looking east toward Mount Hood, Fort Vancouver, and Mount St. Helens. Recycling artists Tim Foertsch created fish with recycled metals on two of the panels. The Vancouer Sign Company again helped with the hanging of the panels.


North Side ...

Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mural, north side Railroad underpass, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
Image, 2015, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mural, north side Railroad overpass, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2015.


South Side ...

Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mural, south side Railroad Underpass, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
Image, 2015, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mural "in transition", south side Railroad overpass, Vancouver, Washington. All of the new mural panels are not yet hung up. Image taken May 31, 2015.
Image, 2016, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mural, south side Railroad overpass, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 31, 2016.


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

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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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