Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 43.664 W 124° 06.672
10T E 410503 N 4842233
This sign is located along U.S. Hwy. 101 in Gardiner
Waymark Code: WM158P
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/19/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 66

This sign is located along U.S. Hwy. 101 in Gardiner.

Marker Name: Gardiner
Marker Text: On October 1, 1850, the schooner “Bostonian” owned by a Boston merchant named Gardiner was sent to the Pacific Coast in the interest of trade. The ship wrecked on the Umpqua River bar. Most of her cargo was salvaged and brought to this site. Known for years as “Gardiner’s City”. A sawmill was built in 1864, another in 1877, and Garniner became a noted lumber port. Fire destroyed most of the town in 1880, but it was quickly rebuilt and widely known as “The White City by the Sea”. From 1885 to 1918 the Gardiner Mill Company, with its logging camps and brisk sailing ship trade, made Gardiner one of the busiest towns on the Oregon Coast.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Douglas

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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