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The 1940 tour of the Oregon coast that you have just experienced represents only a taste of the many tours described in Part III of Oregon, End of the Trail entitled "All Over Oregon." A total of ten tours crisscross the backroads of the entire state weaving a tapestry of history, geography, culture, economy, and legend.
These tours are enhanced by a reading of Part I entitled "Past and Present." 1940 vintage descriptions of the natural settings, history, agriculture, commerce, architecture, tall tales and legends, and literature of Oregon highlight the offerings of Part I.
Part II, entitled "Cities and Towns," brings further depth to the tours. This part includes city maps, descriptions of points of interest, and a wealth of facts about life in the towns and cities circa 1940. For example, it would cost you a quarter to golf nine holes in Eugene and it would cost you seven cents to get to the golf course on a city bus.
We hope that this book and this Web tour of the Oregon Coast enhance your appreciation of Oregon history. Contact us for information about how to access our extensive holdings of state agency, local government, and legislative records and photographs. Or browse the Oregon State Archives Web site for further information.
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