Oceanlake residents
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 58.545 W 124° 00.919
10T E 419943 N 4980757
A history sign about early beach access in Lincoln City.
Waymark Code: WMNEMK
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 02/28/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Sign is located at NW 15th and NW Harbor Ave. in Lincoln City.

Marker Name: Oceanlake residents had long desired a Pedestrian Walkway down Raymond Avenue (NW 15th Street).
Marker Text: Local residents needed a walkway that would extend to the beach and provide access for people and their automobiles. In previous years, residents had contributed more than $1,500 to keep the road passable, but the unpaved road deteriorated each year. In May of 1941, just as the newspapers were spreading word of imminent war, citizens developed a plan to pave the access.
The Progressive Civic Club raised $150 for the improvement, which was matched by the county court. Volunteers did the heavy construction work. The hillside stairs and rock work were done through the efforts of Aubert Burton. The Newsguard reported that the “fine improvement” was “the result of cooperation of individuals with the Progressive Civic Club, and the club with the County Court, and is evidence of what can be done when all put their shoulders to the wheel for civic progress.”

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: County 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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