Toward the twentieth century
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N 43° 07.207 W 124° 24.761
10T E 385078 N 4775122
One of three Bandon history signs on the Bandon Riverwalk.
Waymark Code: WM81BM
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/08/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Kiosk on Bandon Riverwalk with three history signs about Bandon.
Marker Name: Toward the twentieth century: Baqndon’s opportunities grow
Marker Text: As it grew, Bandon’s economy became more dependent on river-based industries.
As shipping traffic grew, more ships had trouble crossing the treacherous sand bar at the river mouth. An enormous rock monolith of blue schist was blasted apart to make a jetty that made crossing easier.
Shipping, shipbuilding, and fishing became major industries in Bandon. Other industries like lumber and farming benefited from the access to distant markets that the river provided.
1888 - Bandon builds its first oceangoing schooner.
1890 - The town’s population is 219.
1891 - Bandon incorporates.
1896 - The Bandon lighthouse is built.
1910 - Bandon becomes popular with Oregon tourists and the town grows to 1,803 people.
1912 - Bandon has become a principal West Coast port between San Francisco and Portland.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Coos

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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