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The Oregon Historical Society presents...

“Conflict at the Cascades: Lewis & Clark in the Columbia River Gorge”

Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

at Edgefield

presented by

William L. Lang, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of History, Portland State University

  • 6:30 p.m. |
  • Free; seating is limited, arrive early! |
  • All ages welcome

About “Conflict at the Cascades: Lewis & Clark in the Columbia River Gorge”

Columbia River Long NarrowsOn their outward-bound trip in 1805 and their return in 1806, Lewis & Clark and their expeditionary force had trouble negotiating their passage through the Cascades and Long Narrows of the Columbia River Gorge. Their decisions in the Gorge affected the Expedition’s experience in surprising and important ways.

William L. Lang, Ph.D., is emeritus professor of history at Portland State University, the founding director of the Center for Columbia River History, and founding editor of Oregon Encyclopedia. He is the author and editor of many books and articles on the Columbia River and the Pacific Northwest, including Great River of the West: Essays on the Columbia River.

About Oregon Encyclopedia History Night


The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.

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