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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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Surprisingly, One Man Connects Oregon Coast Lighthouses at Heceta Head, Terri...
One man, Oswald Allik, served on both the Seaside and Florence-area lights until the end. Cannon Beach, Florence history

Did 'Pirate' Sir Francis Drake Land on N. Oregon Coast? New Exhibit Looks at ...
A new exhibit in Manzanita examines Drake's history and possible connection here. Manzanita events

Depoe Bay's Spouting Horn Then and Now: Oregon Coast History
Images of the icon in ways you've never seen

A Narrator in Your Ear: Immersive Tour of N. Oregon Coast's Astoria Released
Learn about the local history and the tales at various stops

South Oregon Coast Museum Looks at Myrtlewood, Immigrant History
A new exhibit in Coos Bay and a talk given on May 3. South coast events

Seal Rock History and Mysteries on Oregon Coast: Failed Resort to Monsters an...
Once a promise land of paved streets and heavy tourist traffic. Waldport, Newport, Yachats

Gigantic Landscape Changes at One Popular Oregon Coast Town Over the Decades
There used to be a lot less of Seaside in its early days. Geology, history

The Things Rockaway Beach Hides: N. Oregon Coast Curiosities of History, Science
A lot more hiding beneath its sands and waters than you know. Sciences, geology

What You Can See of Nye Beach's Past - Oregon Coast History Walk
Nye Beach has managed to hold onto its historic roots

Source of N. Oregon Coast Beach Beeswax on Display in Manzanita
Mysterious beeswax that dotted the shores of Manzanita for hundreds of years. Manzanita events, history

South Oregon Cleanup, History Event; Breakfast Returns to Gleneden Beach
History and a cleaning in Coos Bay; monthly breakfast is back. Lincoln City events, S. coast events

1964 Tsunami Part 3: Tearing Up Bridges, Homes on the N. Oregon Coast
Damage and destruction in Seaside, Cannon Beach - but it began a beloved tradition. Geologh, history, sciences

1964 Tsunami Part 2: Tragedy, Destruction Hits Central Oregon Coast
What happened in Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats. History, geology, sciences

1964 Tsunami Part 1: Its Impact on S. Oregon Coast
What happened in Brookings, Gold Beach, Bandon, Coos Bay, Reedsport. History, geology

Yachats' 804 Trail Full of Drama - and a Rousing, Tense History on Oregon Coast
About 1.3 miles of ecstatic views, wave drama and quite a history

Kooky, Quirky Rumors of Oregon Coast a Glimpse Into Its History
Spirits ghost-busted, a secret facility, bad pranks, sea monsters. Sciences

N. Oregon Coast's Indian Beach at Cannon Beach, Historical and Film Fame
Much in the way of views here, but there's history as well. Travel tips, geology

Bayocean Peninsula Park and Cape Meares Beach: N. Oregon Coast Unknowns
Cape Meares and its beach, the Peninsula Park and its history - all on Tillamook Bay

The Great 1936 Fire at Yachats Threatened Two Towns, Oregon Coast History
It suddenly grew into an enormous blaze that choked the little town and Waldport

Waldport's Pat Boone Inn: Oregon Coast Finance Tale That Reached Ocean Shores...
An odd bit of history for the Oregon and Washington coast involving a celebrity. Sciences

Four Things You Didn't Know About Depoe Bay on Central Oregon Coast
Depoe Bay is a lot bigger than you think: especially in its science, history. Marine sciences

50 Years Behind the Scenes, Fighting for the Coast: Oregon Shores Conservatio...
Behind the scenes, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition has been a major part of many fights. Sciences, history

The Terror of Post-War Mines on Beaches: Oregon, Washington Coast History (pa...
1949 and going into 1950, quite a few Japanese mines were found

World War II Mines an Explosive Problem on Oregon / Washington Coast in '50s ...
In the first two years after the war 117 mines are found in this region. History, Coos Bay

322 Years Ago This Week: Cascadia Tsunami Hits Oregon Coast, Washington Coast
A history of coastal geologic history: how scientists uncovered the event

Three Surprises of Oregon Coast History at Oceanside
Roosevelt and the refuge, a fallen arch, a goofy structure

The Decade the Oregon Coast Burned - 1930s
The 1930s were an insanely unlucky year for the Tillamook Forest, Depoe Bay, Bandon. History

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Acquires Numerous New Steam Engines, Train Parts
The Garibaldi attraction just purchased 14 steam locomotives. Pacific City, Manzanita, history

Rockaway Beach's Less Obvious Sides Hint at Oregon Coast History, Layers
The Tillamook Coast town features fun in ways you can't always see

Warrenton / Skipanon Lighthouse Park Interpretive Center: Oregon Coast Virtua...
A (sort of) unknown lighthouse; marina attractions and history

How Pearl Harbor Attack Changed Oregon Coast, Washington Coast: Beach Patrols
Life during wartime was no day at the beach on these beaches. History, sciences

Behind the Bridge at Depoe Bay: Deeper Oregon Coast History
A kind of forgotten icon, a design achievement by an architectural great

Heaven's Gate Suicide Cult and its Connections to Oregon Coast
The group had distinct connections to Gold Beach and Waldport. Sciences, history

Exploding Whale Day: More Each Year Behind the Oregon Coast Legend
Never fails to get chuckles, wacky footage seems to echo down the ages. Sciences, history

S. Oregon Coast's Tacoma Wreck A Tale of Cowardice, Confusion
From brand new and cutting-edge in 1883 to a ghost of a wreck near Winchester Bay. History

115 Years Ago This Week: Famed Iredale Shipwreck Hits Oregon Coast
Monday, October 25 marked exactly 115 years ago that the barque ran aground. History, Astoria, Cannon Beach

Three Highly Atmospheric, Historical Inns of North Oregon Coast
Some such historical rarities remain, especially up north. Seaside, Cannon Beach

Manzanita's Mishmash of Oregon Coast Thrills, Dark History, Maybe Shooting Stars
Loads of discoveries lurking in its various corners. Travel tips

S. Oregon Coast's Coos County Historical Society Celebrates 130 Years
Celebrating this milestone with its annual fundraiser and a mix of events. South coast events

Beached Sailboat on N. Oregon Coast: Two Bodies Found
A sailboat was found stranded in the sand near Nedonna Beach. Weather, history

Rattling Oregon Coast History: 2005 Tsunami Scare Failures, Successes
The night of June 14, 2005 displayed gaping holes in the tsunami alert procedures. Sciences

When Oregon Coast Beaches Were the Only Roads: An Historical Twist
Pristine state of the beaches here is directly connected to the fact they were once the only roads

Lost Mysteries of South Oregon Coast: Gold, Meteorite, Ruins
Gold, an ancient city and even a chunk of something from space. Gold Beach, Port Orford, history

Three Staggeringly Beautiful, Expansive Chunks of Oregon Coast
Massive stretches of beachy but intricate repose in Lincoln City, Florence and Warrenton. History

S. Oregon Coast Lighthouse Gift Shop and Lifeboat Station Reopen: Cape Blanco
Cape Blanco Lighthouse Greeting Center Gift Shop and Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum have reopened. History

Tales from an Oregon Coast Lighthouse: Aloof Terrible Tilly
A mystery between Seaside and Cannon Beach that loads the imagination with possibilities. History

Where 'New' Oregon Coast History Meets Old: Charms of Nye Beach
Walking through Nye Beach is a walk through a storied past

Whiskey Run Beach Near Bandon a Subtle Wild Card on South Oregon Coast
Breathtaking, Whiskey Run Beach is also kind of strange and steeped in history. Travel tips, kids

Astoria History Timeline: 200 of Years At the Top of Oregon Coast
You often don't know what you're really looking at around here: now you might

Scientists Uncover New Aspects of 1700 Tsunami Along Oregon Coast
The great inundation slowed tree growth; some previous tsunami models confirmed. Newport, geology, history

What Caused Explosive Growth of N. Oregon Coast Beaches Last Century
Seaside was 700 feet shorter, and parts of Fort Stevens had nearly a mile added. History, geology

Beginnings, Inspirations of the Astoria Column - N. Oregon Coast History
City bigwigs over a century ago hoped to create something that would rival the Eiffel Tower

Filming The Goonies on N. Oregon Coast: at Astoria, Cannon Beach
Goonies' early days here are a bit of an adventure as well. History, sciences

Lost Parts of Oregon Coast: When They Blasted Rocks at Heceta Head
Heceta had a much-loved landmark that disappeared and one that had to be destroyed. History, sciences

Parts of the Oregon Coast That Broke
These are changes on a massive scale much of the time and they can be mind-blowing. Sciences, geology, history

From Wartime to Playtime: Two Wildly Different Historic Spots on Oregon Coast
Yet two Oregon coast hotspots still resonate with the last century or so at Warrenton and Newport. History, Astoria

Curious Moments Oregon Coast Showed Up in TV, Sort Of
LOST, X-Files, Stargate SG-1. History, sciences

Scenic and Historic Twists and Turns of Arch Cape on N. Oregon Coast
There's more packed into Arch Cape than people realize. Cannon Beach, travel tips, kids, history

New Book Delves Into N. Oregon Coast, History, Images, Inspirations
116 pages that take the reader through Rockaway Beach and then travels from Tillamook to Astoria. Rockaway Beach events, Astoria events, Manzanita events, Seaside events, Cannon Beach events

Massive Event for Seaside Prom Birthday on Aug. 7, 100 Years of Oregon Coast ...
The centennial parade and ceremony will happen on Saturday, August 7 to commemorate 100 years. Seaside events


 

 

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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history
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Seaside

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
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A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
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Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
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25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders
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