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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Astoria Sesquicentennial

 
 
Astoria Sesquicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
1. Astoria Sesquicentennial Marker
Inscription.  On April 12, 1961, Lord Astor of Hever, England, direct descendant fo John Jacob Astor from whom this city of Astoria derived its name 150 years ago, dedicated this monument to transportation. From here members of the Astor Expedition blazed eastward to St. Louis, the route that became the Oregon Trail. This point marks a center to transportation routes west across the vast Pacific, north and south along the Pacific and east by the Columbia River into the heart of the United States.

Harry M. Steinbock, Mayor
 
Erected by City of Astoria.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1961.
 
Location. 46° 11.064′ N, 123° 51.552′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is at the intersection of West Marine Drive (U.S. 101) and Taylor Street on West Marine Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 499 West Marine Drive, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uniontown Curfew Bell (approx. half a mile away); Ghadar Party
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Butterfly Fleet (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Astoria & Warrenton (approx. 1.2 miles away); Captain Flavel Trees (approx. 1.2 miles away); Captain George Flavel Mansion (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
Astoria Sesquicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. Astoria Sesquicentennial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on May 6, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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