Pillar Rock, Wahkiakum County, Washington State ~ History ~ Columbia River ~ Chinook Indians ~ Cannieries


Title: Pillar Rock, Wahkiakum County, Washington

Author: Carlton E. Appelo

Description: Some minor wear to covers; volume has a bit of vertical bend. Previous owner's blind stamp on title page, else pages clean. Illustrations. 40 pp. 9 x 6 inches.

The story and history of Pillar Rock, including the early exploration of the Columbia River, development of the Pillar Rock location by associates of the Hudson's Bay Company, and the various cannery and fishing enterprises that followed.

Pillar Rock is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River, about 27 miles from the mouth of the river. A nearby village was historically inhabited by Kathlamet and Chinook Indians. The author, Carlton Edward Appelo (1922-2019), was a Washington regional and state historian and in 1996 received the Governor's Heritage Award. His collections of historical memorabilia, photographs, and books can be seen at the Appelo Archives Center in Naselle.

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good–

Publisher: [published by the author]
Place: Deep River, Wash.
Year: 1969

Keywords: Washington state, history, local history, Columbia River, Wahkiakum County, Hudson's Bay Company, Fort Vancouver, Chinook Indians, canneries, Altoona,

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