1932 - Beach Parties
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 55.681 W 124° 00.979
10T E 419798 N 4975456
A history sign in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City, Oregon.
Waymark Code: WMH6C5
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 05/29/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

This sign is one of a group of history signs about the Historic Taft District and is located along SW 51st Street.

Marker Name: 1932 - Beach Parties

Marker Text: The Fourth of July was the big social event of the year for the pioneers. From the early 1900s locals and visitors crowded the beach to enjoy picnics, special programs, dances and fireworks. At one time Taft’s waterfront had a merry-go-round, designed by Henry Curl, pulled by horse power and accompanied by Andrew Immonen’s fiddle music. To this day the Fourth of July fireworks bring thousands of visitors to Taft.

The first annual Redhead Roundup, originated by Taft Resident Manville Robison (a redhead himself), was held on August 23, 1931 and lasted into the 1940s. The beauty pageant culminated each year in the crowning of a Redhead Queen and King Eric the Red. Decked out with banners and posters, Taft was a festive scene, its hotels and rental cottages full, its streets lined with cars and busloads of people from near and far.

For a more complete photographic and written history of the Taft area and North Lincoln County, visit the North Lincoln County Historical Museum at 4907 Highway 101 here in Taft.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

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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