Historic photos provided courtesy of Gorge Heritage Museum in Bingen, WA

“Where the Sun Meets the Rain”, White Salmon was established in the late 1800’s on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River and Mt. Hood, and Bingen was platted in 1896. They have a long, and occasionally checkered history featuring a number of wonderful families, some real characters, and a few missteps and conflicts along the way.  One of the best histories of the area is Mt. Adams Country by Keith McCoy.