Newport, Oregon
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N 44° 37.925 W 124° 03.496
10T E 416060 N 4942625
This history sign is located on SW Coast Hwy in Newport, Oregon.
Waymark Code: WMHR8E
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 08/07/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This sign is located in Founding Rock Park along SW Coast Hwy.

Marker Name: Newport, Oregon

Marker Text: 1866 - 1966
The city of Newport was named on July 4, 1866. On that day the townspeople and many visitors gathered to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of National Independence and to name this small fishing and lumbering community. A tall pole was erected to receive the American flag. Prayer was offered, followed by singing and eloquent addresses abounding with loyalty and love of country.
In October, 1882, Newport was incorporated as a city with a population of about 250. Through the development of lumbering, fishing and recreational resources, the town has grown to the present population of 5,577.
Today we here honor our city founders and pledge continued dedication to god, nation, state and community -- the future generations may find our city as our forebears dreamed of it: “the bright and rising star of Oregon ..... may she ever be ascendant!”
July 4, 1966

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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