The History of Wasco County
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According to Oregon Geographic Names, 6th Edition, by Lewis L. McArthur, p. 725:

The name of Rowena may have come from H.S. Rowe, a railroad official, but others contend it was for a girl named Rowena that lived in the area. The name has also been given to the Rowena Gap geologic formation created by the Columbia's cut through the Cascades and to the nearby canyon known as Rowena Dell (formerly Hog Canyon).


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