I have been doing some fun research of late so thought I’d start a little periodic series of quotes that I have found interesting. Here’s the first.
“It is true that the Columbia river, like the principles of civil and religious equality, with wild and unconquerable fury, has burst asunder the Cascade and coast ranges of mountains, and shattered into fragments the basaltic formations…”
From “Memorial of Columbia Lancaster and W.T. Matlock, February 19, 1852” 32nd Congress, 1st Session, House of Representative, Miscellaneous No. 14. (The full Memorial starts on page 105 of this document and contains other fine thoughts.