Sense of Place lecture explores the Great Missoula Floods

Columbia Gorge Earth Center Event

Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods

Sense of Place lecture explores one of the great forces to shape the landscape of the Columbia River Gorge 

One of the greatest geological events to ever have occurred in North America was given the name the Missoula Floods. Join the Columbia Gorge Earth Center on Tuesday, February 19th to learn about one of the great forces that shaped the landscape of the Gorge, as well as the incredible story of J Harlen Bretz and his discovery of the floods.

Lecturers Scott Burns and Marjorie Burns, both Professors at Portland State University, have recently rewritten a book, Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods.  

Springhouse Wine Cellar will open their doors at 6 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Come early to enjoy a glass of wine or beer, save a seat, buy a signed book on the lecture’s topic from Waucoma Bookstore and meet others in your community.


Event Details

DATE: February 19, 2013

TIME: 6pm doors open, 6:30pm lecture begins

COST: $5 suggested donation

LOCATION: Springhouse Wine Cellar (13 Railroad St., Hood River, OR)


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About the Sense of Place Lecture Series

Whether it is recreation, resource extraction or farming, most people who live in the Gorge are here because of some connection to the land.Through monthly speakers who represent a variety of industries and perspectives, the Sense of Place Lecture Series seeks to explore the cultural and natural history of the land so that together we can uncover what ties us all to this place and to each other.


Future lectures

March 19, Arthur Babitz, Visible Change: The Transformation of the Hood River Valley As Seen in the Photographic Record


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