018 Multnomah Falls (Including Viaducts)




Frozen Pool, Multnomah
Multnomah Falls. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. December 10, 2013

The first written record of the Indian word Multnomah, for which Multnomah County is named, came from Lewis and Clark.  In 1805 they wrote of the "Mult-no-mâh" (now the Willamette River), attributing the name to the Indians who lived along the lower part of the river near its confluence with the Columbia.  Some linguists believe the word is a corruption of the Chinookan nematlnomaq, meaning "the people living downriver," in reference to those who inhabited the land downriver of the falls of the Willamette, near today's Oregon City. (Foster 58-59)

Multnomah Falls From the Highway
Lipschuetz and Katz. Oregon's Famous Columbia River Highway. Portland: Lipschuetz and Katz. 1920. University of California Libraries(https://archive.org/details/oregonsfamouscol00lips)

Multnomah Falls (including viaducts) -
    Mile post: 17.68-18.29
    Old mile post: 31.8-32.3

ODOT.  2006 Historic Columbia River Highway Master Plan.   Section 1 Segment I

Classic Multnomah Falls Shot
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon. April 23, 2013
A. F. Litt 2013

Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural site in Oregon. The historic district includes the Falls, the Lodge, Benson Footbridge, and the HCRH bridge over Multnomah Creek; Multnomah Falls Lodge is also separately listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

ODOT.  2006 Historic Columbia River Highway Master Plan

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