Few Pacific Northwest legacies are more treasured than Sam Lancaster's historic Columbia River Highway. Yet "progress" began nibbling away at the 73-mile-long route between Troutdale and The Dalles barely more than a decade after the scenic roadway was completed in 1922.-- Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge by Kathie Durbin, published posthumously by OSU Press.
As a reporter for The Oregonian, Durbin became an expert in the history and politics of the Columbia Gorge, the beautiful stretch of Columbia River that divides Oregon from Washington. Bridging a Great Divide is Durbin's legacy for all those who love the Columbia Gorge as she did.
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