Astoria, Oregon (Postcard History Series)

Astoria, Oregon (Postcard History Series)

by Andrea Larson Perez


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Fortunate to be located in the northwest corner of Oregon, where the mighty Columbia River flows to the Pacific Ocean, Astoria has always inspired residents and visitors. The town's spectacular natural beauty and accessible everyday life invites documentation. Those lucky enough to experience Astoria sense they are witnessing something special. More than a century ago, it was a place of big fish, big trees, big dreams, and big personalities. Luckily, many professional photographers and everyday shutterbugs made it their business to capture life on the Lower Columbia from the earliest days of photography. Today, there are fewer giant Chinooks and the remaining old growth is protected, but the town, dreams, personalities, and photographs remain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467116473
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/13/2016
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

The postcards in this visual history book have been collected by native and longtime Astorians generous enough to share them. They have been lovingly handled and carefully organized by second-time Arcadia author Andrea Larson Perez to give the reader an inspiring glimpse of the past industry and spectacle that created today's Astoria.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 City Views 9

2 Fishing 17

3 Timber 29

4 River Industry 37

5 Celebration 45

6 Business 65

7 Watercraft and Transportation 87

8 Local Life 103

9 Coastal Neighbors 119

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