South of the Bay
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: WM142A
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/07/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 9

Sign about South Beach area is one of a group of six signs beneath the south end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Marker Name: South of the Bay
Marker Text: The South Beach of Yaquina Bay has changed each decade as regularly as the tides. The Yacona Indians set up summer camps here before the Coast Reservation was established in 1855. Lemuel Davis homesteaded a good chunk of the land when it was opened for settlement in 1866, building a home two years later and operating a ferry and campground until the late 1870s.
In the 1880s, the government built houses for men working on the south jetty. In the 1890s the United States Life Saving Service built and operated a station in South Beach. In the 1910s investors laid out a resort town called Horborton. During WWI the Army set up a hospital. In the 1950s, South Beach boasted a drive-in theater, car dealership, a motel and Triangle Pacific Lumber, now the site of the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

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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