This community sits on the west bank of the Columbia River. SR 7 twists up the right bank of a rocky coulee, at the bottom of which patches of vivid green indicate the bushes growing along the trickle of water, and furnish the only contrast to the dun-colored sage and red-brown rocks. In pioneer days, a ferry across the Columbia River was established by W. D. Van Slyke; later a bridge replaced it. Flooding by the Wanapum Dam at Priest Rapids caused the town to change location. The name given to this point is presumed to be a nod to the fact that this has always been a vantage point for crossing the river.
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