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« on: October 21, 2018, 08:25:25 AM »

Known to Indigenous peoples as Nchi-Wana The Big River, to immigrant settlers as the Columbia River Gorge, and to some local residents today as Crown Point Country, our area, historically, includes both sides of the river and some distance to the north, south, east, and west.

For over 44 years, The Crown Point Country Historical Society members have been collecting and filing information and images, researching family and business connections, and compiling an inventory of historical artifacts. Chronicles of the lives of the peoples of the area include the oral, pictograph and petroglyphic histories of the Indigenous people, the oral, written and pictograph journals of European explorers and traders, and the oral, written, and photographic records of pioneer settlement by people from around the world.

A number of local residents and Society members have published chronicles, articles, and books about the pioneer settlements and the families who immigrated to this area in the early 19th century. A sizable collection of documentation is available illustrating the fishing, farming, logging, and other industries of the area.

Crown Point Country Historical Society purchased the old historical 2 acre Chamberlain Auto Camp property in the heart of Corbett two years ago as the location for our future Museum.  The old Auto Camp located at 36901 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, Oregon 97019 operated from the 1920s to the 1950s.  The museum will be a wonderful place to showcase the history of the area plus act as a Travel Information Center by providing free maps and other travel information to visitors.

Read more on how you can help here:

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