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Skamania

An early name for this settlement was Butler. The Indian name, which applies to parts of the Columbia River, means swift water or swift river. The town consisted of a gas station, a general store, and a post office. Up the hill a short distance from the highway were once the three gray buildings of an attractive grade school with a large playground. In the hills in the background logging is carried on. Today, only the general store remains; the school was rebuilt sometime in the last decades of the twentieth century with red brick.