Where the Great River Bends – A natural and human history of the Columbia at Wallula
Edited by Bob J. Carson
Keokee Books, 2009, 240 pages, softcover
Where the Great River Bends highlights Wallula Gap, a National Natural Landmark in south central Washington State where geography has defined history, marked by the narrowing of the mighty Columbia River halfway between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Loaded with more than 200 black-and-white and color illustrations, the book covers everything about this area symbolized by a unique geologic feature, the Twin Sisters. Here the Ice Age floods rushed through, Native Americans lived, fur trappers traded and railroads thrived, making it an important historical and cultural landmark in the West’s awesome landscape.
Where the Great River Bends captures that extraordinary landscape with dozens of historic photographs and modern-day images contributed by seven photographers. Contributors include Robert Baker, John Clement, Paul Clement, Michael E. Denny, Catherine E. Dickson, Lawrence L. Dodd, G. Thomas Edwards, Kathryn Farrell Guizar, Dianne Kornberg and Donald Snow.