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  • n. a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition


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  • The origin and evolutionary history of the Yellowstone cutthroat trout is associated with the Columbia River basin side of the Continental Divide—namely, the Snake River system and its former and present connections.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • At a place by the river where the current is bad (there are many such places, and, in fact, the whole of the Snake River is a perfect hoodoo)

    A Touch of Sun and Other Stories

  • Asia, he originated and organized the expedition of Lewis and Clark, whose duty it was to trace the affluents of the Columbia River now known as Snake River and Clarke's Fork.

    Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1

  • And, in a Spokane speech, Bush referred to the Snake River as "the river on the Snake."

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • "Luckily, the Snake River is our home course, so we've had to practice in this weather before," Williams said.

    The Daily Evergreen News Feed

  • By 2006, after a series of amendments, the law protected 165 rivers in thirty-eight states, including the Snake River in Idaho, the Black Butte in California, and the Musconetcong in New Jersey.

    The Good Fight

  • At your drop point on the Snake River, you climb into a raft with—if you're lucky—the salty Captain Ron, who has a fondness for Hawaiian shirts and equally colorful stories about his life.

    Jackson Hole

  • Greg Von Doersten for The Wall Street Journal The craggy Teton Range Places like Jackson Hole, Wyo., are the reason people play Powerball: the jagged snarl of the Teton mountains, the silver coil of the Snake River.

    Jackson Hole

  • This guy wants to take some clients fishing down at the Snake River.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • Currently, all runs of salmon on the Snake River are either extinct or listed under the Endangered Species Act.

    Leda Huta: Saving Salmon Is No Joke


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