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Entertaining facts, fiction and folklore about Kalama, a small community nestled between the Kalama and Columbia Rivers in Washington State.
Kalama, named for the river, which was named for the Hawaiian, John Kalama, lies along the Columbia River just thirty miles north of Portland, Oregon.
The book, Kalama, Washington, is loaded with pictures, amusing facts and multiple suggestions of activities in and around the town.
Founded in the late 1840's, Kalama was named after John Kalama, a Hawaiian native who settled in the area after marrying the daughter of a Nisqually chief. In 1895 the first salmon fish hatchery in Washington State was built along the Kalama River. Both the Kalama Falls and Fallert Creek Hatcheries can be visited and are located along the Kalama River and Columbia River. Also located in Kelso is the world's tallest, single-tree totem pole.