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Quotation by State of Oregon
The first man to discover Chinook salmon in the Columbia, caught 264 in a day and carried them across the river by walking on the backs of other fish. His greatest feat, however, was learning the Chinook jargon in 15 minutes from listening to salmon talk.
State of Oregon, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Oregon: End of the Trail (The WPA Guide to Oregon), p. 82, in "Tall Tales and Legends," Binfords & Mort (1940).
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