Washington State Magazine

Spring 2015


Spring 2015

Last Words
The Astoria-Megler Bridge crossing into Washington state. Photo Quincy Jefferson

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The Astoria-Megler Bridge crossing into Washington state. Photo Quincy Jefferson

The West in the words of Washington Irving

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“The broad and beautiful Columbia lay before them, smooth and unruffled as a mirror … .

“About thirty miles above Point Vancouver the mountains again approach on both sides of the river, which is bordered by stupendous precipices, covered with the fir and the white cedar, and enlivened occasionally by beautiful cascades leaping from a great height, and sending up wreaths of vapor.” —Astoria

Categories: Literature | Tags: American West, Washington Irving, Astoria

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