Bayfront Beginnings
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 37.167 W 124° 03.170
10T E 416473 N 4941216
One of a group of six signs beneath the south end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Waymark Code: WM1430
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/07/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Marker Name: Bayfront Beginnings
Marker Text: In 1866, the area around Yaquina Bay was removed from the Coast Reservation and opened up to settlement. On July 4 that year Same Case opened the area’s first resort hotel, the Ocean House, and also named the community Newport.
The Lincoln County Historical Society began preserving history soon after its for formation in 1948. One of its successes was saving Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. The Society’s latest venture, a Maritime and Heritage Center, is located in a building constructed in 1925 on the home of James and Elizabeth Bayley, built in 1885.
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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