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The Atlas of Drowned Towns builds on, contributes to, and connects with other work on displaced communities. See below for an incomplete list of articles, books, websites, and other resources for learning about places lost to river development. Please share your knowledge about other such resources!

Academic Publications

  • James Wood Wilson, People in the Way: The Human Aspects of the Columbia River Project (University of Toronto Press, 1973)
  • Michael J. McDonald and John Muldowny, TVA and the Dispossessed: The Resettlement of Population in the Norris Dam Area (University of Tennessee Press, 1981)
  • Roberta Ulrich, Empty Nets: Indians, Dams, and the Columbia River (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1999)
  • Tina Loo, “People in the Way: Modernity, Environment, and Society on British Columbia’s Arrow Lakes,” BC Studies 142 and 143 (2004): 161–91
  • James E. Windsor and J. Alistair Mcvey, “Annihilation of Both Place and Sense of Place: The Experience of the Cheslatta T’En Canadian First Nation Within the Context of Large-Scale Environmental Projects,” Geographical Journal 171, no. 2 (2005): 146–65
  • Katrine Barber, Death of Celilo Falls (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005)
  • Tina Loo, “Disturbing the Peace: Environmental Change and the Scales of Justice on a Northern River,” Environmental History 12, no. 4 (2007): 895–919
  • Katrine Barber and Andrew H. Fisher, “From Coyote to the Corps of Engineers: Recalling the History of the Dalles—Celilo Reach,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, no. 4 (December 1, 2007): 520–31
  • Michael L. Lawson, Dammed Indians Revisited: The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux (Pierre: South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2009)
  • Bob H. Reinhardt, “Drowned Towns in the Cold War West: Small Communities and Federal Water Projects,” Western Historical Quarterly 42, no. 2 (May 1, 2011): 149–72
  • Aaron McArthur, St. Thomas, Nevada: A History Uncovered (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2013)
  • April M. Beisaw, “Water for the City, Ruins for the Country: Archaeology of the New York City Watershed,” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20, no. 3 (2016): 614–26.
  • April M. Beisaw, “Ruined by the Thirst for Urban Prosperity: Contemporary Archaeology of City Water Systems,” in Contemporary Archaeology and the City : Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action, ed. Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski, 2017.
  • Irvin E. Rockwell, The Saga of the American Falls Dam (New York: Hobson Book Press, 1947)
  • Wallace Ohrt, The Rogue I Remember (Seattle: Mountaineers, 1979)
  • Lillian Cummings Densley, Saints, Sinners, and Snake River Secrets (Baker: The Record-Courier Printers, 1987)
  • Robert Mark Weiss, Laurelhurst: Lost Community of the Upper Rogue (Eagle Point: Laurelhurst Publications, 1991)
  • Sybyl Smith, Pine Valley Vignettes (Bend: Maverick Publications, 1992)
  • Caroline Arlen, “Journey to the Bottom of Navajo Lake,” High Country News, August 4, 2003, https://www.hcn.org/issues/255/14154
  • Ella Marie Rast, The Whole Dam Story: The Drowning and Rising of a River City in the West (Bloomington: 1st Books Library, 2004)
  • Marie Geer, They Called it Hebron (Cottage Grove: Cottage Grove Genealogical Society, 2007)
  • Lauren Markham, “Death of a Valley,” Guernica, October 15, 2015, https://www.guernicamag.com/death-of-a-valley/
  • Larry R. Matthews and Scott C. Roberts, The Lost Communities of Lake Oroville (Arcadia Publishing, 2016
  • Jayson Jacoby, “The Town That Disappeared,” Baker City Herald, December 23, 2017, https://www.bakercityherald.com/news/the-town-that-disappeared/article_276905d3-4cdf-55db-93c3-195b79c54987.html

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