Astoria Sesquicentennial
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 46° 11.065 W 123° 51.547
10T E 433698 N 5114896
This sign is located at the west end of Astoria, near the Welcome to Astoria sign.
Waymark Code: WM11T2
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/17/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 27

This sign is located at the west end of Astoria, between the Welcome to Astoria sign and the Whispering Giant statue.

Marker Name: Astoria Oregon Sesquicentennial 1811 - 1961
Marker Text: On April 12, 1961, Lord Astor of Hever, England, direct descendant of John Jacob Astor from whom this City of Astoria derived its name 150 years ago, dedicated this monument to transportation. From here members of the Astor Expedition blazed eastward to St. Louis, the route that became the Oregon Trail. This point marks a center of transportation. Routes west across the vast Pacific, north and south along the Pacific Ocean, and east by the Columbia River into the heart of the United States.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

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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