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The Geology of Sunset Highway

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM, at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission, Wenatchee. Or via Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84520197937   Webinar ID: 845 2019 7937

Dr. Earl F. Cater, Director of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville, will present “The Geology of Sunset Highway.” Topics he will discuss include:

•    Early Euro-American explorations of the Big Bend country
•    Difficulty in getting to Douglas County because of elevation and size
•    Barriers to Euro-American settlement: Rocks and no roads, Banks Lake area’s 800-feet high basalt cliffs, Corbaley Canyon’s fractured gneiss and schist, rockslides from basalt layers
•    Obstacles from glaciation: Yeager Rock and multiple haystack rocks and other glacial features
•    The first stage in Okanogan, March 1884: The Jack Smith story;
•    1913 Declaration of the Sunset Highway as the Red Trail:


April 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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