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Willamette landings

Author: Howard McKinley Corning; Federal Writers' Project (Or.)
Publisher: Portland : Oregon Historical Society ; [Seattle] : [Distributed by the University of Washington Press], 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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During the second half of the nineteenth century, the Willamette River served as the primary means of transportation for both people and goods in Oregon's Willamette Valley. This work offers a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard McKinley Corning; Federal Writers' Project (Or.)
ISBN: 0875952798 9780875952796
OCLC Number: 55735897
Notes: "Research for this book was begun by the WPA Oregon Writers' Project in 1936"--Reprise (p. ix).
Originally published in 1947.
Description: xxv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: IllustrationsReprise to the 1973 editionIntroduction to the 1947 editionAcknowledgmentsOf Time and the Willamette, by Robin CodyWilderness RiverThe Lower Willamette and the Towns That GrewPreludes of Sail and SteamLost Towns of Willamette FallsWheat Ports of the Middle RiverTowns of the Middle and Upper WillamettePaddlewheels and Smoke PlumesTrade Towns of YesterdayOther Landings of a Bygone DayStill Flows the RiverAs the Years Turn: A Later LookList of River LandingsOriginal Survey Locations of Willamette River TownsitesIndex
Responsibility: Howard McKinley Corning ; with a new introduction by Robin Cody.

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The late Corning's prose was rich with detail and meaning..The history of vanished towns that once flourished along the Willamette comes alive in these pages. A new introduction by Northwest writer Read more...

 
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