By Peg Willis

while nine-hundred-foot ice age floods carved the Columbia River Gorge throughout the Cascade Mountains to the ocean, little area used to be left for guy to shape a street of his personal. It took an artist-poet-engineer extraordinaire to overcome this reluctant piece of actual property and bring the nation's first scenic road. Meet Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Samuel Lancaster, the polio survivor, who grew to become sleek engineering on its ear to create a "poem in stone." this day, Oregon's old Columbia River street is hidden one of the bushes, the place it meanders earlier incredible waterfalls and dramatic perspectives. experience besides Peg Willis as she explores the beginnings of this miracle road and the lads who created it.

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