It had at least three previous names; Plomondoe’s Landing, Cowlitz Landing, and Warbassport. The present community occupies the site of a Donation Land Claim owned in the 1850s by August and Celeste Rochon. The present name was given by Celeste Rochon for a pioneer side wheel steamer operated by Capt. Oren Kellogg of the Kellogg Transportation Company. Here early settlers disembarked, swapped stories, and continued northward by stage, horse, or foot. Today, it is a compact aging village, pushed against the bank of the river, its tranquility undisturbed by the rush of mainline traffic.
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