Mo’s Legacy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 37.743 W 124° 03.297
10T E 416318 N 4942285
Quick Description: This history sign is located on the front of Mo’s Annex in Newport, Oregon.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2011 4:22:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMCX3N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:

Mo’s is a long term fixture on the Newport waterfront.
Marker Name: Mo’s Legacy
Marker Text: ”Mo’s” first opened its door in 1946. Mohava Marie Niemi, born in 1913, was a crusty, chain smoking, big hearted, town mother that died in 1992, at the age of 79. Mo left behind a work ethic which still survives within her family today.
Mo loved to tell the story of an early morning accident which a woman crashed her car into the front of “Mo’s” Restaurant. Mo, far from angry, said “Well, we’ll just put in a garage door, so drive in anytime you want.” On nice days this door is still raised creating an instant sidewalk cafe.
Mo’s legacy has expanded on the Oregon Coast to include restaurants in Cannon Beach, Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Florence, and two locations on Newport’s bay front. Mo’s “chowder room” produces 500,000 pounds of clam chowder yearly.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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