Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 01, 1918, New Year's Edition, Section 2, Page 6, Image 18

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of the Columbia moves in silver silence far below, through bastions of vivid rock, e
- with regiments of evergreen.
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was the turning pinion ot a rish-tiawK. mgn over me Diue redtuw i
far beneath your vantage ground. "
The Columbia River Highway! Your car purrs ltt delight at the gentle grad
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There are shy strange flowers by the way, strangers to the dusty lowland truft
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lover. They fling themselves in squads upon wee patches of perfect turf, or trembii
in the shadows ot clitts. where the mown spray ot ccascicas -s""'"
Back of it all, such cliffs, such wonderful, colorful ramparts of living rock :
fringed the faerie land when Jack fled with the Giant's harp. And always that grea
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