CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 1976
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(Studio) Report on OR.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(OR) On March 22, 1811, ship reaches Oregon after 6 month trip around Horn to set up fur trading post for John Jacob Astor. History of event related. Men who settled here were 1st Pacific settlers. Captain Robert Gray discovered Columbia River in 1792. River difficult to navigate into Astoria Harbor. Shipwrecks noted. $3.5 million tuna boat recently falls prey to river.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
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