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Tour overview
Seaside-Bay City
Florence-Coos Bay
Coquille-Elk River
Port Orford-Calif.
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A 1940 Oregon Coast Tour: An Oregon State Archives Exhibit

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Welcome to this Oregon State Archives Web exhibit that blends the text from a 1940 Federal Writers Project tour guide with Oregon Highway Department tourism photographs from the same era.



Top to bottom: Boiler Bay (2457; Otter Crest (1235); Cannon Beach (G537).
Top to bottom: Boiler Bay (2457); Otter Crest (1235); Cannon Beach (G537).


Stepping back to 1940
Tour overview and 1940 map

The journey begins
Astoria to Gearhart
Seaside to Bay City
Tillamook to Taft
Kernville to Newport
Yaquina to Florence
Florence to Coos Bay
Coquille to Elk River
Port Orford to California line

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Last update: March 9, 2005 - Original content: 1996