Book Signing: Cascade Locks and Canal by Janice Crane

09/02/2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Book Signing 
Cascade Locks and Canal
by local author Janice Crane
Friday, Sept. 2nd, 5:00-7:00pm at Waucoma Bookstore

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting local author Janice Crane for a book signing on Friday, Sept. 2nd from 5-7pm at the bookstore (212 Oak St., Hood River). Crane will be signing her new book Cascade Locks and Canal, a history book about Cascade Locks and the Canal that features historic photographs from the Cascade Locks Historical Museum and additional photographs from private collections and museums along the Columbia River. 

About the  Book

A stretch of tumbling white water five miles long, the Cascades of the Columbia River were the single greatest barrier to inland river trade and travel in the Pacific Northwest. One solution, the Cascade Locks and Canal, took nearly 18 painstaking years to construct. From 1878 to 1896, hundreds of laborers blasted, chipped, and hauled over 800,000 cubic yards of rock and debris from the riverbed, carved and laid masonry, and welded steel to create the locks. After their completion, thousands of trips, millions of dollars in freight, and hundreds of thousands of passengers made their way through the locks. Made redundant in 1938 by the completion of the Bonneville Dam, the remnants of the structure are still visible today in Cascade Locks, Oregon.

About the Author

The Friends of the Cascade Locks Historical Museum is the nonprofit organization that manages the Cascade Locks Historical Museum. Compiled by executive director Janice Crane, this text includes historic photographs from the collection of the Cascade Locks Historical Museum with additions from private collections and museums along the Columbia River.

 

 

Event address: 
212 Oak St
Hood River, OR 97031
Cascade Locks and Canal (Images of America) By Friends of the Cascade Locks Historical Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467108164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 8th, 2022