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

Astoria Sesquicentennial

 
 
Astoria Sesquicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
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 there 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.
 
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.
 
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 (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
Astoria Sesquicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. Astoria Sesquicentennial Marker
(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.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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