Tributaries: A Confluence History Blog

Maya Lin has said, “I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings.” As you visit and explore a Confluence Project site, share your observations or new found discoveries in this open community of ideas.


Monthly Archives: January 2017

Kettle Falls in Early 1900’s

Kettle Falls, Bigger than Celilo, Silenced 75 Years Ago

Taking a brief detour from the journey of Lewis Freeman, this week looks more deeply at Kettle Falls. Like Celilo Falls, Kettle Falls is another example of the mighty Columbia being ‘tamed’ by hydroelectric infrastructure, and a story of dramatic loss. more >

Kettle Falls, photographed by the Spokane Camera Club in 1938. The rapids were inundated by Roosevelt Lake, reservoir to the Grand Coulee Dam in 1942.

A View of the Columbia in 1920 Part II

In part II of our journey down the Columbia, the words of Lewis Freeman describe a series of harrowing rapids as he travels down river from a point near the mouth in British Columbia. more >