Big Glass Float Drop to Celebrate 50 Years of Oregon Coast Town
(Lincoln City, Oregon) - The central Oregon coast resort town of Lincoln City is celebrating its 50th birthday in style during the month of March with 50 solid gold colored floats on the beach for visitors to find and keep.
"As part of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau's wildly popular Finders Keepers promotion, Float Fairies will be placing 50 gold floats on the 7.5 miles of beach in Lincoln City throughout the month of March to commemorate the occasion," said spokesman Eric Johnson. "These 50 floats were handcrafted by Lincoln City's own Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio, and are only available during this special drop."
Before being an Oregon coast hotspot, Lincoln City was less than the sum of its parts.
Five tiny towns, where homesteads went as far back as the late 1860's, incorporated into Lincoln City in 1965. Delake, Oceanlake, Taft, Cutler City and Nelscott were just villages neighboring each other until that time. The name Lincoln City was chosen by local school kids by a contest, after it was decided that naming the new town after any one of its components became too controversial.
Cutler City sat on the east shore of Siletz Bay, where viewpoints sit now. Delake was next to Devil's Lake – a name that originally came from native legends about a monster in the lake. It morphed into Delake because of the way Finnish immigrants mispronounced it.
Oceanlake, at the northern edge of town, was named because of its position between the beaches and the lake. At the south end, Taft came into being in 1906, named after President William Howard Taft.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Now, these former villages encompass seven miles of still pristine sands.
To learn more about the history of Lincoln City, contact the North Lincoln County Historical Museum at 541-996-6614.
For more information on the special glass float drop, contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit oregoncoast.org.
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