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Sampling of Oregon Coast History Documentation

Oregon Coast History: World War II Remnants You Can Visit While the Oregon coast really enjoyed a special sense of being sheltered from the dangers, the war did hit home here in some remarkable ways it did not anywhere else in America

Historical Video: Aftermath of Oregon Coast's 2007 Storm On December 2 and 3 of that year, hurricane force winds of over 100 miles per hour and major flooding battered the Oregon coast, leaving scars that still exist to this day

More to History of Oregon Coast's Peter Iredale Than Just a Shipwreck Its rusted bones are a huge attraction to those visiting Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach and Washington coast

Oregon Coast Lighthouses at a Glance A list of Oregon coast lighthouses and some supplemental information

Three Trippy Trivia, Odd History Tales of the Oregon Coast Some events on these beaches were quirkier than others

Seaside Prom - Historical Attraction

Seaside Riots of '62 and '99: Crazed Oregon Coast History, Video The Great Riot of '62 and the Spring Break Riot of '99 were anomalous

Surprising Oregon Coast History: Cannon Beach's Tolovana Inn and Warren Hotel a somewhat intricate history that closely intertwined with that of Cannon Beach

N. Oregon Coast History: Tsunami Tragedy Started Cannon Beach's Sandcastle Festival It began in 1964, not long after a tsunami washed out the bridge

Forgotten Oregon Coast History: Natatoriums of Seaside, Cannon Beach From about 1910 until the 30's, these were the meeting places and hotspots for fun along much of the coastline

Rockaway Beach

Secrets from Beneath Rockaway Beach: Hidden Oregon Coast History In Rockaway Beach, some winters mean the emergence of incredible things

Three Capes - Pacific City, Oceanside

Curious History of Oceanside Part 2: WW II, Lighthouse on Oregon Coast World War II in the area, how the place was featured in books, beginning of the lighthouse

What Really Happened with the Crashed B-17 Bomber on N. Oregon Coast One of the more spectacular bits of Oregon World War II history lays shrouded in the mists (and the dense trees) of Cape Lookout

Cape Kiwanda, Oregon Coast: Complete Travel, Guide, Info  Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area full guide. Scenery, history, attractions, hiking, viewpoints, dune, geology

Lincoln City

Kooky Oregon Coast History: Lincoln City's Pixieland Part Two Not all that history is normal stuff, however

Lincoln City Formed from Six Small Towns: Intricate Oregon Coast History Lincoln City has quite the history of how it was formed

Odd Oregon Coast History: Lincoln City's Citizen Sea Lion The big barking beast brought thousands to the tiny Oregon coast hamlet

Newport

Newport: The Crazy, Hazy Tale of a Spectacular Oregon Coast Real Estate Failure Jump Off Joe is a wacky and twisting, turning bit of history on the Oregon coast

Waldport - Yachats

Bizarre Oregon Coast History: Crazed Chaos of the Shipwreck New Carissa It became another version of Oregon's exploding whale debacle

Oregon Coast Fun Facts: Six Amazing Aspects of Cape Perpetua  Wild bears, a frightening, fiery beginning and some fascinating history

Five Goofiest Legends of the Oregon Coast Get ready for an amusing ride through Oregon history: Cannon Beach, Newport, Seal Rock, Lincoln City

 

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Cruel and Quirky History Tidbits of Port Orford, South Oregon Coast
Port Orford has a particularly high body count at its very beginnings, and some eyebrow-raising curiosities in the mix

The Little Tsunami That Couldn't: Oregon Coast History, 2009
The result was a bit of anxiousness along the Oregon coast and some evacuating. Sciences

Three Unique, Even Kooky Bits of Oregon Coast History: Cult, Lighthouse, Pat ...
Rather eye-popping bits of the past of this region: Waldport, Fort Stevens, Seaside, Heceta Head / Florence

Yachats Then and Now: The Old and Newer Oregon Coast Frozen in Time
Old photographs of Yachats inspire particular delight. Newport, Depoe Bay, Florence. History

N. Oregon Coast's Seaside Promenade Celebrates Centennial With Contests, Expe...
Seaside is celebrating throughout the entire year with a host of ways to dig into history

Brits on Telly Get Silly with Oregon Coast Exploding Whale Song | Video
British comedian Jimmy Carr at the helm, one comedy / game show in Britain featured the new tune. Sciences, history

Cue Micheal Jackson: 'Zombie' Whales of Oregon Coast History
A rather amusing newspaper article about a whale stranding decades ago. Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport

Three Weird to Wacky Facts About Depoe Bay, Central Oregon Coast
Kooky park, blobs going back millions of years, and 'little flying men'. Geology, history

Auto Camps to Motor Lodges and Motels on Oregon Coast | History Part 2
After 1920, auto camps replaced rickety tents, giving way to motor lodges, hotels. Sciences

From Rugged Tents to Real Rooms: Evolution of Oregon Coast Overnight Stays Pa...
Tent cities, to cabins, auto parks, a unique thing called motor lodges, and then finally to motels. History sciences

SEEKING TRAVEL / OUTDOORS / SCIENCE / HISTORY WRITERS
Looking for writers to cover beaches in Washington and Oregon as well as inland travel for Oregon Travel Daily. Weather

Lincoln City's SW 35th St. Access: Oregon Coast History and Tidal Surprises
There are layers of history here, wild to curiously odd tidal and sand action, and gobs of space. Travel tips, kids

Seaside Cove on N. Oregon Coast: Guide to Beach and Surreal History
A hotspot at Seaside and yet still out-of-the-way enough that there are secretive aspects

Oregon Coast News Archive 2013 - 2016
Travel, sciences, recreation, meteorological and event articles from three years along the Oregon coastline

Anniversary of 1700 Quake a Spooky Reminder of What's Coming to Oregon, Washi...
321-year anniversary of the 1700 Cascadia magnitude 9.0 quake: the tsunami created a wall of water 25 feet high, and will again. History, sciences

Newport's Jump-Off Joe Gets Dangerous, Oregon Coast Landmark Closed Off
A landslide caused the concrete remnants of an old condo project to crumble further and it's now unsafe to wander. Geology, travel tips, history

Neahkahnie Viewpoint Provides Fun History, Unsolved Mystery on N. Oregon Coast
Neahkahnie Viewpoint above Manzanita has been around almost 100 years, and there's a mystery

Lincoln City Had a Lighthouse. Sort of: Trippy Oregon Coast History
The towering structure was a bit more than three stories high; about 40 feet, perhaps

Seaside's Different Sides Part II: Where Oregon Coast History Meets Kooky
Farther into the history and the fun parts that just get plain funny

Multiple Layers to Seaside, Oregon Coast Go Deep, Beyond Obvious: Part I
Part carnival, part natural wonder and part living history, Seaside has more than one side

Wacky Moments of Oregon Coast History
Goofy sights and situations at Lincoln City, Bandon, Seaside. Sciences

Oregon Coast During World War II, History Still Haunts These Shores
Sampling of history from Brookings, Coos Bay, Bandon, Yachats, Depoe Bay, Waldport, Lincoln City, Oceanside, Tillamook, Warrenton

Historical Wows Along the Oregon Coast Just S. of Cannon Beach
In fact, just by walking around some of these spots you're diving into the past

Nye Beach Natatorium a Distinctive Part of Newport / Oregon Coast History
Newport's natatorium story is a bit different. It lasted longer than the others

215 Years Ago: Lewis 'n Clark This Week on Oregon, Washington Coast
About now in 1805 the group was on the coastline but would soon see the waves. History, Astoria, Long Beach, Seaside

Before Exploding Whale, Legend of Oregon Coast's Imploding Whale
Also in Florence: if true the man 'was bound to the blubber beyond all bearable boundaries.' History. Sciences

Oregon Coast's First Documented Shipwreck? Sea Otter in 1808 at Reedsport
A fur trading vessel left six men alive on the south coast, but that's just the start of the adventure. South coast, history

Oregon Coast's Exploding Whale 50th Celebrated in Florence, Online
What is likely Oregon's most notoriously amusing moment in history turns 50 years old next week. Florence events

Haunted Lighthouses? Maybe: Oregon Coast Halloween Series
Some surprising haunted history from Florence, Newport, Port Orford, Seaside to Illwaco, Wash

Seaside's Gilbert Inn Was There at Start of N. Oregon Coast History
It's not often that a town's deep history is so closely tied to a building still standing. Lodging news

Deep Into Seaside, N. Oregon Coast Details, Secrets (Part I)
There is more than meets the eye about Seaside, the ancient and extremely popular resort town. Kids, history

Seminal, Pivotal Live Music Venues in Oregon Coast History
From the Pypo in Seaside to rockers in Newport and Yachats

Unknown History: Two Ships That Were Torpedoed by Japanese Off South Oregon C...
The same sub that fired on Fort Stevens torpedoed two tankers off the south coast, a tale that spreads to the Washington coast. Warrenton, Coos Bay, Gold Beach

Central Oregon Coast History Museum Reopens After Long Quarantine
Closure North Lincoln County Historical Museum in Lincoln City opens back up on October 7

Top Eight Most Influential Moments of Oregon Coast History
Trains, highways, fires, motels to explorers and wars

Wandering Fort Stevens, N. Oregon Coast's Equivalent to Castle Ruins
Fort Stevens sits silent, with great holes where massive guns were once in place. History. Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside

Beginning of Rockaway Beach: N. Oregon Coast History Includes Science Mystery
Like superheroes, Oregon coast towns have their origin stories too, but there's a an oddity of sonic science here

Ah, the History of the Ester Lee, Central Oregon Coast
One of those few places that stands out as an old yet still vital, relevant icon is Lincoln City's Ester Lee Motel

Three Oregon Coast History Oddities: 'Secret' Base, Bombing, Pixie Kitchen
A futuristic military base in Tillamook County, two famous restaurants that are related and a WWII bombing. South coast, sciences

Washington / Oregon Coast Marine Science - Updates, News, Reference, Marine B...
a variety of marine science and biology subjects. Archived reference material, latest news of what's happening with sea creatures

Four Misleading Misnomers and Myths of Oregon Coast - Just Plain Wrong
They're the legends, myths and the gaffes of history, geology and sometimes just general misinformation. Lighthouses, Neskowin, Newport, Seaside

Coos Bay's Mystery Shipwreck of 2008, Forgotten S. Oregon Coast History
Amazing things were getting uncovered that winter and this crusty frame was one

Lewis & Clark Return to North Oregon Coast, Live on the Beach
Seaside's Avenue U and Prom intersection on September 12 and 13. History, Seaside events

Coos Bay's Czarina Shipwreck a Heart-wrenching Oregon Coast Tale
The Czarina made it through the bar and almost past the jetties when it began to falter. History

Three Unique, Even Trippy Aspects of Seaside on N. Oregon Coast
A Ferris wheel, when the cove fell apart, what's under Seaside. History, science

A Rugged Time Travel Through Layered Wonders at Fort Stevens, N. Oregon Coast
It's hard to find one single area so steeped in Oregon coast history. Warrenton, Astoria, Seaside

Oregon Coast Hotspots That Go Back Farther Than You'd Imagine
The past lives of Astoria, Coos Bay and Newport have a few surprises. History

Tornado, WWII Submarines and Motor Lodge: Oregon Coast Inns With A Past
A full dive into living Oregon coast history is a refreshing thing. Yet it's rare. Lincoln City, Newport

Wrecking the Peter Iredale: How Oregon Coast History Played Out in 1906
The wee hours of October 25 were wild and gnarly, and they were certainly chaotic if you were out to sea. Warrenton, Astoria, Washington, Seaside

Tourism In Manzanita In 1914 A Rugged But Enticing N. Oregon Coast Adventure
Manzanita and northern Tillamook County were just getting discovered and coming into their own. History

Romance of Night and Day at Nye Beach, Central Oregon Coast
Over 100 years ago, Newport's Nye Beach was known as the 'honeymoon capitol' of the world. History

Yachats Life In 1920s: A Rough But Quirky Oregon Coast
This was a time when the town was slowly switching gears from being a pioneer settlement to a tourism destination. History

Gigantic in Garibaldi: Looming Legends of Tiny Oregon Coast Town
A visual walk down history of the smokestack, the giant G and something else. Travel tips, kids. Rockaway Beach, Tillamook Bay, Barview

Yes, There Is Now an Exploding Whale Park in Florence, Oregon Coast
It was opened up officially last year as Siuslaw River Beach Access Park, and recently acquired the new name. History, south coast

Curious (Even Dopey) Structures in Oregon Coast History
Weird finds in Pacific City, Oceanside, Newport and Seaside. Seaside events, Oceanside events, Newport events

Think You Know the Oregon Coast Village of Arch Cape? (Video)
From its history to its weird geology along with the natural nooks 'n crannies

Video: N. Oregon Coast's Manzanita and Its Deeper Layers, Varied Colors
Paradoxically, it was a popular secret. Still steeped in layers of history, attractions

Almost Haunted Oregon Coast: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Lore and Legends, Part 2
The town with two lighthouses has a rich history, and one of those lighthouses has quite the storied past. Newport, Yachats, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay

Landmarks and Legends of an Oregon Coast Lighthouse, Newport's Yaquina Bay, P...
A meandering history of the public struggles that took it from dilapidated to lauded. Depoe Bay, Waldport, Yachats, Lincoln City

Random Oregon Coast History Photos: The Tales They Tell
A sampling of fun little snippets from these beaches; Seaside down to Bandon, Cannon Beach, Lincoln City, Oceanside, Three Capes, Depoe Bay, Hug Point


 

 

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