Wealth of Land
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 45° 51.446 W 123° 57.772
10T E 425251 N 5078658
This sign is located at North Silver Point VP.
Waymark Code: WM13CW
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/02/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

This history sign is one of three interpretive signs at the north Silver Point VP.

Marker Name: Wealth of Land
Marker Text: When the first Euro-American explorers reached the Northwest Coast, they encountered well-established native cultures. These communities built wooden dwellings, maintained rich spiritual and artistic traditions, and participated in a vast network of trade that stretched for thousands of miles: indland to the Great Plains, northward to the Arctic, and southwest as far as the Hawaiian Islands.
A nearby coastal village once occupied the mouth of Ecola Creek and the site of present-day Cannon Beach. Its inhabitants, members of the Tillamook tribe, collected and preserved salmon, seaweed, clams, mussels, and other intertidal foods. Seasonally, tribal members traversed beaches and scaled headlands to exchange their goods with others at the great trade fairs of the Columbia River. They returned with items including dentalium shells and eulachon (candlefish or smelt) oil from Puget Sound, pipestone from the Canadian headwaters of the Columbia, and exotic shells from the South Seas.

Historic Topic: Native American

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Clatsop

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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