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They Came to Six Rivers: The Story of Cowlitz County

Virginia Urrantia

ISBN 10: 0966742613 / ISBN 13: 9780966742619
Published by Cowlitz Historical Co., 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: They Came to Six Rivers: The Story of ...

Publisher: Cowlitz Historical Co.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: By Author

Edition: First Edition

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Though Cowlitz County is one of the smallest counties in Washington state, its past has been richly textured by the six rivers that flow through it: The Columbia, Kalama, Lewis, Coweeman, Toutle and Cowlitz rivers. Rivers throughout history have given rise to civilizations, so it is not surprising that Cowlitz County's rivers have lured settlers and industries. But each of these rivers had its own appeal, its own convenience or difficulty of settlement, its own methods of logging or fishing, its own vessels and bridges, and even its own scenery; each thus offered its own unique possibilities to the people who came here.

Virginia Urrutia has taken these six strands and deftly woven them together with narratives of families, communities, governments, agriculture, industries, and events, creating a colorful and entertaining tapestry that will reward the attention of any reader, from the most casual tourist to the most knowledgeable citizen of the region.

Book contains map of region and is illustrated with 100 photographs.


"...factual, well-documented and should please everyone from the scholar to the history buff..." -- The Daily News, December 2, 1998

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