English author Rudyard Kipling didn’t like much of what he saw during his first tour of the U.S. — but he loved his time in Oregon.
“I have lived!” the 25-year-old author bellows, recounting a fishing expedition on the Clackamas River that reached its apex when a large stretch of “living silver leaped into the air far across the water. Eleven-and-one-half pounds of fighting salmon!”
The fishing party returned to Portland, he wrote, “weeping tears of pure joy.”
LINK (via: Oregon Live)