Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Bonneville Dam crosses the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington, about 40 miles east of Portland. This view is looking up at the dam from the west, and the sheer power of the water spilling out can't even be expressed in still photograph form. The energy in the air and the flow of the water was intense!
In his song Roll on, Columbia, the folk singer, Woody Guthrie, spoke of Bonneville as follows:
At Bonneville now there are ships in the locks
The waters have risen and cleared all the rocks,
Shiploads of plenty will steam past the docks,
So roll on, Columbia, roll on.
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