History dinner to focus on the building of the road that couldn't be built

 

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Peg Willis' book is about the building of the Columbia River Highway. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents the June history dinner on "Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be Done" with Willis, Friday, June 13. A pasta bar dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. presentation at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents the June history dinner on Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be Done with author Peg Willis, Friday, June 13, 2014. A pasta bar dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. presentation at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles. Dinner and presentation price for non-members is $18, members $15. The presentation only is $5. Reservations are required by June 11, by calling 541-296-8600 ext 200.

Ride along with author Peg Willis as she explores the beginnings of Oregon's Historic Columbia River Highway and the men who created it. It took an artist-poet-engineer extraordinaire to conquer this reluctant piece of real estate and produce the nation's first scenic highway, artfully woven into the landscape of the Columbia River Gorge. Meet Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Samuel Lancaster, polio survivor, who turned modern engineering on its ear to create a "poem in stone."


Peg Willis, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, has pursued a longtime dream of becoming more intimately acquainted with this historic beauty, its origins, and its extraordinary and well-kept secrets.

 

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