Wallooskee River

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Wallooskee River
Name origin: Wallooska, who in 1851 was the sole surviving member of a small band of Chinookan Indians who lived nearby[1]
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clatsop County
Source Northern Oregon Coast Range
 - elevation 886 ft (270 m) [2]
 - coordinates Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. [3]
Mouth Youngs River
 - location near Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon
 - elevation 3 ft (1 m) [3]
 - coordinates Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. [3]
Length 10 mi (16 km)
Location of the mouth of the Wallooskee River in Oregon

The Wallooskee River (also known as the Walluski River) is a tributary of the Youngs River, about 10 miles (16 km) long, in northwest Oregon in the United States. It drains a small area of the foothills of the Coast Range near the mouth of the Columbia River. The Youngs River is a tributary of the Columbia River.

It rises southwest of Astoria in a northern Clatsop County at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.. It flows generally west in a winding course. About a mile before its mouth, it receives the Little Wallooskee River from the right at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. which flows about 2 miles (3.2 km) from its source at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.. The Wallooskee enters Youngs River from the east at the south end of Youngs Bay, approximately 2 mi (3 km) south of Astoria.

Walluski

The name of the river was formerly spelled "Walluski" but the Board on Geographic Names changed it to "Wallooskee" in 1975.[3] Although there is not a formal settlement by the name of Walluski, Oregon, the Olney-Walluski area is considered a community by local residents and the Walluski area was a census precinct as recently as 1950.[4][5] As of 1892, there was a Walluski School.[6] The school was located near Oregon State University's John Jacob Astor Agricultural Experiment Station, that was later used as the Clatsop Community College farm and today is the site of the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.[7][8]

There is also a Walluski soil series named for the area.[9]

See also

References

  1. McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003). Oregon Geographic Names, Seventh Edition. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 1005. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Wallooskee River". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Olney Walluski Fire & Rescue". Astoria Dispatch 911. Retrieved November 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions". Census of Population: 1950: Number of Inhabitants. United States Census Bureau. p. 14. Retrieved November 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Cleveland, Alfred A. (March 1903). "Educational History of Astoria". Oregon Historical Quarterly. Oregon Historical Society. 4 (1): 30. Retrieved November 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Walluski School Burns". The Sunday Oregonian. September 25, 1921. Retrieved November 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "About". Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center. Retrieved November 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Walluski Series". National Cooperative Soil Survey. November 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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