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    Clark and the Whale

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition had made it to the Pacific Ocean but were desperate for fresh supplies. It must've seemed like a miracle when they heard about a whale washed up on a nearby beach. But what kind of whale was it?

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    Lewis and Clark and Inquiry in Action

    Lewis and Clark's three-year journey across North America may not be the first example of scientific inquiry in action, but it's one of the best. Read more about this great adventure.

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    Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

    Established in 2004, Lewis and Clark National Park is one of the newest national parks in the United States. Encompassing thousands of acres, the park incorporates several pre-existing Oregon state and federal sites, including the Ft. Clatsop National Monument.

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    The Struggle to Establish Astoria

    How the oldest settlement on the Pacific Northwest coast almost didn't happen.

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    Going, Going, Gone... The Missing Animals of the Columbia River Gorge

    The Columbia River Gorge has seen plenty of species come and go over the millennia. Here is a short list of species you WON'T see when you visit there today.

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    Time Traveling Through The Columbia River Gorge

    Studying different types and strata of rock is key to geology – and the Columbia River Gorge is a perfect spot for this activity!

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    Cataclysm! Floods That Swallowed the Land

    In prehistoric times, monster floods drowned the Pacific Northwest no less than forty times!

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    Columbia River Gorge

    This 80-mile stretch of canyon marks the border between Oregon and Washington state.

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    The Columbia River Bar

    There’s no greater (or treacherous) a bar on the Oregon Coast than at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River. Learn why this area is called "The Graveyard of the Pacific."

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    Discovery of the Hidden River

    The story of how an American sea captain discovered the fourth largest river in North America by following the trail of muddy water.

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