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Detail of stylized cast glass sculpture of a Chinook woman’s face inset into a wooden paddle for The Welcome Gate, created by Native American artist Lillian Pitt, connects the Vancouver Land Bridge with the Old Apple Tree Park. The Vancouver Land Bridge crosses Washington State Route 14, reconnecting historic Fort Vancouver with the Columbia River. The bridge project, which included design work by Maya Lin and architectural work by Johnpaul Jones, is part of the Confluence Project, which commemorates the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804-6), Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (National Park Service), Vancouver, Washington, USA, November, 2008_WA_1652

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