Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
1901 - 1960
in the summer of 1922 at the
Located on this site, the building was
destroyed by fire in December, 1922
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 46° 11.263′ N, 123° 49.803′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is on Exchange Street east of 12th Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted on metal stand at the former site of the Astoria Theater. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Astoria OR 97103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Built by Capt. Hiram Brown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gimre's Shoe Store (about 700 feet away); Fort Astoria (about 700 feet away); Site of Original Settlement of Astoria (about 700 feet away); Ranald MacDonald (about 700 feet away); 14th Street Ferry Slip (approx. 0.2 miles away); At Play on the River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harvesting River & Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
Also see . . . Clark Gable.
Clark Gable, famous for his role in the movie Gone With the Wind, started his acting career on stage in Astoria in 1922. Franz Dorfler of Silverton, Oregon met Gable at the Red Lantern Theater in Portland during the tryouts for the Astoria Stock Company. In July, to get to Astoria from Portland, they took the sternwheeler Bailey Gazert. Astoria was described as a "bustling, booming, hell-raising town." Many times Clark Gable and his sweetheart Franz climbed to the top of Coxcomb Hill so they could look out across the Columbia River. (Submitted on January 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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