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Near Manzanita in Tillamook County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Oswald West

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
1. Oswald West Marker
Inscription.
If sight of sand and sky and sea has given respite from your daily cares then pause to thank
Oswald West
former governor of Oregon (1911-1915)
By his foresight nearly 400 miles of the ocean shore was set aside for public use, from the Columbia River on the north to the California border on the south.
This marker is erected and dedicated by the grateful citizens of Oregon to commemorate this outstanding achievement in the conservation of natural resources.

 
Location. 45° 44.67′ N, 123° 57.639′ W. Marker is near Manzanita, Oregon, in Tillamook County. Marker is on Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101) near Meadow Loop, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manzanita OR 97130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neahkahnie Mountain (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Oswald West (here, next to this marker); Roosevelt Elk (here, next to this marker); In Harmony with Nature (here, next to this marker); Safety and Beauty (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Footpath to Highway
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
2. Oswald West Marker
(about 700 feet away); The First People (about 800 feet away); Uncanny Neahkahnie (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manzanita.
 
Also see . . .  Oswald D. West (1873-1960) - Oregon Encyclopedia. Oswald D. West served as Oregon's fourteenth governor, between 1911 and 1915. Best known as the catalyst for numerous reforms during his one term in office, West played a behind-the-scenes role in Oregon's Democratic Party over the next several decades. His homespun philosophy and colorful memoirs about causes such as good roads and saving Oregon's beaches made him a popular newspaper columnist in his retirement. (Submitted on February 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentGovernmentNotable Persons
 
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By Oregon Parks
3. Oswald West
Oswald West sits on his horse near the present-day Ecola State Park. On Feb. 13, 1913, West gave Oregon a gift that has kept giving ever since. He declared the state's beaches a public highway and got the state legislature to back him up. As a result, Oregon has the longest stretch of public beach in the continental United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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