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Sense of Place – Steamboats & Captains of the Columbia

Climb aboard with Captain Tom Cramblett, a third generation Gorge resident, whose love of the Gorge and passion for the historical importance of the sternwheelers, and their captains, set him on a continuing journey of research and discovery. Sense of Place lecture series – Feb. 14, 2018

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Hear in the GorgeWhen folksinger Woody Guthrie strolled into the Bonneville Power Administration in 1941, he played a song or two on his guitar, filled out some paperwork, and was hired by the federal government to write songs about dams on the Columbia River. And then, just as abruptly as it began, this odd-couple story came to an end.

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