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Cannon Beach Explores North Oregon Coast Cannon
and Music History
|The famed original historic cannon in its new exhibit housing.
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - A new exhibit honoring a longtime
supporter of the Cannon Beach History Center as well as the famous cannon
in its possession is on tap these days, while a special program will explore
music history from about 100 years ago.
The famed cannon that gave Cannon Beach its name has a
new home within its home. Cannon Beach resident Alma English has been
a longtime supporter of the history center, and recently donated funds
for the installation of an enclosure to protect the historic cannon at
The enclosure is a memorial to her husband David Kirk English.
The Cannon Exhibit now resides behind glass and out of
the elements, and includes panels telling the story of the USS Shark and
the appearance of the historic cannon in Arch Cape. Lights in the enclosure
hinder humidity, which will be monitored and controlled throughout the
|Supporter Alma English has made the latest exhibit possible.
Also involved in the enclosure of the cannon was Jean Williams,
who researched cannon preservation with experts in maritime artifacts
at Texas A & M University, determining the best way to protect the
cannon and stem erosion, and who worked with the contractors who built
the enclosure. Mike Phillips did the electrical work for the exhibit.
Tricia Gates Brown, History Center Curator, wrote and designed the interpretive
panels, and board member Ken Clark built the mounts for the panels.
David and Alma English served for many years on the board
of the History Center, and David, an expert woodworker, built several
structures and cabinets in use at the center. The couple’s connections
with Arch Cape reach back to David’s childhood, and their homes
both in Arch Cape and Seattle were built in large part by David himself.
They wrote and researched the book, Arch Cape Chronicles, published in
1993 - a significant contribution to local history. David passed away
in August 2006.
The cannon at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum
has never solicited more interest than it has this summer, following the
cannon discovery in February. Now it is properly displayed.
|Vintage band photo courtesy Cannon Beach History Center.
In the realms of music history, the Cardboard Songsters
will bring their old-time tunes to the Cannon Beach History Center and
Museum on Saturday, October 25, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., as part of the
Acoustic Folk! Music Series. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $5.00
for adults, $2.00 for kids (suggested donation).
The Cardboard Songsters are a duo-offshoot of the band
“The Kitchen Syncopators,” which was born in 1998 out of love
for old southern music. The group has evolved its own sound with a blend
of rural and urban oldtime stringband, blues, ragtime, jazz, and jug band
music and have built quite a name and following for a few hobo's. The
Cardboard Songsters have a syncopator-esque sound and play old ragtime,
country blues, mountain ballads and comic songs, involving guitar/harmonica
Inspired by the scratchy sounds of 78's, they admit
they were definitely born in the wrong century. The duo frequents farmers
markets in Portland and will play for the first time in Cannon Beach on
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is located at the corner of
Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach. For information, call (503) 436-9301.
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