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Snake River

 

Snake River

Snake River below the Grand Tetons of Wyoming (Public Domain image)

   

The Snake River has long been a symbol of the wild northwest. It is the largest tributary of the Columbia River and was first documented during the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806. According to legend, the Snake River got its name when White settlers misinterpreted a Shoshone hand gesture to mean "snake." The hand gesture was said to mean a "river with many fish."

   

Length:

Apx. 1,038 miles
   

Source:

The Continental Divide in Yellowstone National Park
   

Outflow:

Columbia River

 

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