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Mathews' Second Principle Fall
Rainbow Falls

Handsom Falls - First Photo

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Stereographic photo by F. Jay Haynes

"One of the most beautiful objects in nature"

rank Jay Haynes's stereograph of the fall, taken in 1880, strikingly confirms Lewis's first impression of this "pleasingly beautiful" object: "here the river pitches over a shelving rock, with an edge as regular and as streight as if formed by art...I now thought that if a skillful painter had been asked to make a beautifull cascade that he would most probably have pesented the precise immage of this one."

--Joseph Mussulman; 11/03

Mathews' Second Principle Fall
Rainbow Falls

From Discovering Lewis & Clark ®, http://www.lewis-clark.org © 1998-2014
by The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Washburn, North Dakota.
Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton
13 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983-2001)