A small but interesting piece of history…
Proposed Monument. Lewis and Clark Memorial Association. c. 1930s
Pg 58 in this 1946 State Parks report discusses the monument in the article.
Location of Lewis and Clark Monument
Monument base before construction of picnic structure. Date Unknown.
Request to nominate the Lewis and Clark Monument for inventory designation to the local Historical Register. City of The Dalles - Historic Landmarks Commission
Lewis and Clark Monument
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The Dalles Lewis and Clark Monument was built prior to World War II starting in 1939. During the War, all work was halted and the project never resumed. In the 1960's, the Dalles Lions Club constructed a picnic shelter surrounding the Monument. Over the past decades, the structure has fallen into disrepair and posses a safety risk for users of the new skate park that is located next to the monument. A decision to remove the structure and donate the usable materials to The Dalles Parks and Recreation for future construction of new smaller shelters was approved.
Request to nominate the Lewis and Clark Monument for inventory designation to the local Historical Register. 2013. City of The Dalles - Historic Landmarks Commission
Via Peg Willis ( Building the Columbia River Highway )