Read e-book online Best of Oregon & Washington's Mansions Museums & More: A PDF

By Ken McKowen, Dahlynn McKowen

ISBN-10: 0899974872

ISBN-13: 9780899974873

When you love commute and background, then this second-in-a-series advisor is a brilliant go back and forth spouse. It takes you to mansions equipped through a lot of Oregon and Washington s pioneer marketers who created new industries and new towns. It contains the easiest museums, that includes local American tradition and pioneer farmers - small city museums, huge urban museums, and museums only for teenagers - lots for everyone.The title's extra contains monuments like Vista condominium at Crown aspect perched excessive above Columbia Gorge and a journey via Bonneville Dam, with prompt trips to flower farms, wineries, and special urban excursions. all the 8 sections covers a separate geographic zone, with over one hundred thirty locations all through. each access info the highlights of a selected position and comprises working hours, front charges, place, and phone info.

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The museum looks at the different ethnic groups that came to this region to chase the American dream. Of the 7,000 residents of Clatsop County in 1880, more than 2,000 were Chinese immigrants, and they excelled as cannery workers. A good worker could cut the tail and head off a 40-pound salmon and gut it in 45 seconds. And he could do this to 1,700 fish during an 11-hour workday. By the 1930s, the salmon canning business was coming to a close. The museum tells about the overfishing, logging, mining, pollution, and dams on the upper Columbia that all contributed to the death of the commercial fishing industry and the end of Astoria’s salmon canning operations.

The Turkish smoking room features exquisite examples of plasterwork and parquetry. The room’s walls are finished with a Tiffany glaze—carefully applied layers of silver, green, blue, and gold pigments. The oak floorboards were actually steamed and bent to match the room’s round contour. In the nearby dining room, the drawers in the built-in sideboard were lined with velvet so the fine silverware would not be scratched. If you look in the sideboard’s mirror, you’ll be able to see Mount Hood in its reflection—at least on clear days.

At each of the fishways, a worker is always present counting the passing fish. 5 million salmon and steelhead pass through the ladder. Some 24 million to 43 million fingerlings swim downstream each year. One last stop you need to make before leaving is the Bonneville fish hatchery. The biggest attraction here is the sturgeon viewing center. The hatchery has been operating since 1909, making it one of the oldest in the state. There are several rearing ponds and creeks scattered around the hatchery.

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