Scott Schuldt
Dalles of the Columbia River, 1888,
23 x 45 x 3 inches; cast animal tracks, acrylic paint, 2010

In 1888, much of the Dalles was rapids. Celilo Falls, once the largest salmon fishery in the lower 48 can be found in the lower right corner with the river flowing right to left. Ten Mile Rapid is the narrow section near the center of the map. This entire stretch is now a big lake. The Columbia was also a major trade route before and after the arrival of Europeans. The animal tracks are from beaver, raccoon and squirrel.