LEGACY SIGN - South to Newport
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 40.590 W 124° 04.747
10T E 414471 N 4947581
NOTE 9/25/17 This sign has been replaced by a new sign with a different topic. This sign was located south of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
Waymark Code: WM14P3
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/13/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 11

NOTE 9/25/17 This sign has been replaced by a new sign with a different topic.

This sign was located near the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

Marker Name: South to Newport
Marker Text: Founded in 1865, Newport has become the largest town on the central Oregon coast. Its railroad, maritime and highway connections have nurtured its development.
Newport Harbor
Today, Newport’s harbor serves mostly commercial and recreational fishing boats. The harbor once exported agricultural products hauled by railroad from the Willamette Valley as well as lumber from sawmills on Yaquina Bay.
Agate Beach
Agate Beach and Nye Beach grew up along the shore north of Yaquina Bay when recreation seekers came to the coast by rail and automobile. The Agate Beach Development Company laid out a town in the 1920s. The golf course opened in 1931.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Built in 1871, this lighthouse is the oldest building in Newport. It operated for only three years - until the lighthouse here was built. The restored lighthouse is a popular attraction in Yaquina Bay State Park
Coast Range Forests
The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service administer millions of acres of timberlands in the Coast Range. Timber, wildlife, recreation, watershed and cultural resources are all part of the BLM mandate for public lands.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: BLM

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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