The Stumptown Stories series, geared to everyone who loves this city we live in, takes place most Tuesdays at Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder). Free to get in, but must be 21 or over – there’s a full bar!
This Tuesday, December 27, 2011 author, artist, and photographer Rick Thompson presents The Missoula Flood, Evidence of Disaster, based on his findings from 10 years of research uncovering the effects of the Missoula Flood in Oregon and Southwest Washington. With color photos, topographical maps and space photos Rick will show some of the effects still visible today.
This catastrophic ice age flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, further cut the Columbia River Gorge, covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars miles long and hundreds of feet high.
Doors open at 5pm for this free event (21 and over only). Presentation begins at 7:30pm.