Schemers’ plans to exploit Multnomah Falls failed


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Original owners of the falls tried for years to log it, but the steamship and railroad moguls were making a lot of money on excursion trips, so they blocked the scheme, preserving the falls for today's park. (Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah County; 1890s, 1900s, 1910s) (For text and pictures, see

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