Columbia River Calling

The Columbia River Treaty Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today the Columbia River Treaty went into effect.  US President Lyndon Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson signed the official announcement of the Treaty at the Peace Arch between Blaine, Washington and Douglas, British Columbia.  Earlier in 1964, they shared some remarks and released this statement about the Treaty.

Recent articles on the Treaty (to be updated throughout the day):

If you want to read more about the Treaty, I recommend reading following resources:

Newsreel of the Columbia River Treaty Signing Ceremony at the Peace Arch

CBC Digital Archives: Lyndon Johnson’s speech at the Peace Arch

Signing the Treaty Announcement – From CBT

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