Manzanita in Tillamook County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
From Footpath to Highway
Traveling Neahkahnie Mountain
Native residents once traveled by canoe or on foot to reach neighboring communities. They moved easily along stretches of water and hard, smooth sand, but at Neahkahnie, they used a narrow trail made by elk and deer.
Eventually cattle and horse-drawn buggies traveled this precarious path, but when cars appeared on the coast in the 1920s, it was time to build a safer road. The new Oregon Coast Highway, built by the State Highway Department, was completed in 1941.
"For scenic value, this new section will be the equal of anything offered along the 400 miles of Oregon's coastline." -- Herman Edwards, The Oregonian, March 23, 1941
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 45° 44.608′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manzanita OR 97130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Safety and Beauty (here, next to this marker); The First People (a few steps from this marker); Uncanny Neahkahnie (a few steps from this marker); Oswald West (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neahkahnie Mountain (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Oswald West (about 700 feet away); Roosevelt Elk (about 700 feet away); In Harmony with Nature (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manzanita.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.