The Historic Columbia River Highway’s alignment from Crown Point, milepost 23.9, to Horsetail Falls Bridge, milepost 34.6, takes the highway along one of the largest concentrations of high waterfalls in North America. Near its eastern end lies Oneonta Creek and Gorge. The name ”Oneonta,” according to Oregon Geographic Names originates in Oneonta, New York, and means “place of peace”. The Oregon Steam Navigation Company ran a sidewheeler named Oneonta on the Columbia, above and below its cascades, in the 1860s and 187Os. Oneonta Creek and Gorge probably were named sometime after the boat’s construction.