1820s-era botanist David Douglas is played by Jerry Herrmann (from left), historian Larry McIntyre, youth interpreter Matthew Riegg with information panels and community activist Walt Fitch.

The word for waterfall (tumwata or tumchuck) in Chinook Jargon, the trade language of Native peoples in this area, is based on the term "tumtum," or heartbeat. A tumtum is something's spirit or soul; to the local Indians, the waterfall was the tumtum of the river.

Oregon City School District hosted some incredible students at a middle school called Tumwata on the shoulders of Newell Creek Canyon, which itself hosted Native peoples and later supported the coming and settlement of pioneers.