New from Arcadia Publishing and local author, Vicki Selander, is Castle Rock. This volume is the latest title in the popular Images of America series.
Early travelers coming up the Cowlitz River saw a large rock formation next to the river, which they named Castle Rock. It was here, nestled between the Willapa Hills and the Cascade Mountains, that William and Eliza Huntington made their homestead in 1852. Theirs and several other early land grants make up what is now the site of Castle Rock, as well as nearby homes and farms.
The town and its people have survived a series of natural disasters in the 20th century, including floods, an earthquake, a Pacific hurricane, and the eruption of Mount St. Helens, each time picking up the pieces of their lives and rebuilding. With the virtual collapse of the timber industry, Castle Rock is now beginning to find its identity and ability to prosper in the 21st century.
***Meet the Author***
Saturday, November 7
Castle Rock Exhibit Hall
147 Front Avenue
Castle Rock, WA
Highlights of Castle Rock:
• The majority of the images in the book were donated by the Castle Rock Exhibit Hall and Visitor’s Center.
• Features images of sternwheelers the plied the Columbia and Cowlitz rivers.
• Captures the entrepreneurial spirit of Castle Rock’s ancestors.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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