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Athabasca Pass

(Encyclopedia) Athabasca Pass, 5,736 ft (1,748 m) high, W Alta. and E British Columbia, Canada, leading from the headwaters of the Athabasca River across the Continental Divide to the…

Gresham

(Encyclopedia) Gresham grĕsh´əm , city (2000 pop. 90,205), Multnomah co., NW Oregon, mainly residential suburb E of Portland, near the Columbia River; founded 1852, inc. 1905.…

Cox, Ross

(Encyclopedia) Cox, Ross, 1793–1853, American fur trader. He joined John Jacob Astor 's Pacific Fur Company in 1811 and went to the Astoria post on the supply ship…

Spokane

(Encyclopedia) Spokane, river, c.100 mi (160 km) long, rising in Coeur d'Alene Lake, N Idaho, and flowing through NE Washington to the Columbia River. Dams on the river include…

Trail

(Encyclopedia) Trail, city (1991 pop. 7,919), SE British Columbia, Canada, on the Columbia River just N of the Wash. border. It is a metal-smelting center for a mining area that…

Umatilla

(Encyclopedia) Umatilla ŭm˝ətĭl´ə [key], river, c.85 mi (140 km) long, rising in NE Oreg. in the Blue Mts. It flows W past Pendleton, then NW to the Columbia River at the city of…

Arrow Lakes

(Encyclopedia) Arrow Lakes, two expansions of the Columbia River, S British Columbia, Canada. Both lie in narrow valleys bounded by mountain ranges and are noted for their beauty. Upper…

Revelstoke

(Encyclopedia) Revelstoke rĕv´əlstōk [key], city (1991 pop. 7,729), SE British Columbia, Canada, on the Columbia River. The city is at the foot of the Selkirk Mts. and is the gateway…

Columbia

(Encyclopedia) Columbia, river, c.1,210 mi (1,950 km) long, rising in Columbia Lake, SE British Columbia, Canada. It flows first NW in the Rocky Mt. Trench, then hooks sharply about the…

Pasco

(Encyclopedia) Pasco păs´kō [key], city (1990 pop. 20,337), seat of Franklin co., SE Wash., on the Columbia River near its confluence with the Snake and Yakima rivers. It is a trade…