Oregon_eDeals_glow
Columbia Gorge Weather
Partly Cloudy
Currently
59°
Partly Cloudy
Overcast
Saturday 0%
High 59° / Low 37°
Overcast
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10%
High 57° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Chance of Rain
Monday 60%
High 49° / Low 33°
Chance of Rain

New Book Details Historic Highway Construction

A new book is out detailing the construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway.  Peg Willis is the author of “Building the Columbia River Highway:  They Said It Couldn’t Be Done.”  Willis says she used to travel the highway with her family, and wanted to learn more about it, how it came to be, and the people behind it.  One of those people was a polio survivor named Samuel Lancaster, who designed the highway.  Willis calls him “the heart and soul” of the highway.  The book is published by the History Press, with information available on-line at historypress.net.  Willis will appear at the History Museum of Hood River County Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m.