“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Curry County Oregon Historical Markers

March 11, 2011 Tsunami Marker image, Touch for more information
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 18, 2018
March 11, 2011 Tsunami Marker
Oregon (Curry County), Brookings — March 11, 2011 Tsunami
On March 10, 2011 at 9:54pm (Pacific Standard Time), a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan creating a major tsunami event for the entire Pacific Ocean, including the West Coast of North America. Approximately nine hours . . . — Map (db m128328) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Brookings — The Japanese Attack on Oregon
Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, a contingent of Japanese I-Class submarines sailed from Yokosuka via the Marshall Islands to take up positions off Hawaii and the coast of North America. Five of these vessels carried midget two-man submarines . . . — Map (db m112537) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Gold Beach — Cape San Sebastian
Spanish navigators were the first to explore the North American Pacific Coast, beginning fifty years after Columbus discovered the western continents. Sebastian Vizciano saw this cape in 1603 and named it after the patron saint of the day of his . . . — Map (db m113292) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Gold Beach — Gold Beach
Gold discovered on the beaches at the mouth of Rogue River in the mid-1800s brought miners here; resulted in the Rogue River Indian Wars of 1855-56. Prattsville, Ellensburg, officially becoming Gold Beach in 1890. In the 60’s returns from . . . — Map (db m113220) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Gold Beach — Gold Beach Ranger Station
Gold Beach Ranger Station constructed 1936–37 placed on the National Register of Historic Places April 8, 1986 The nine original buildings on this site were designed by W.I. Turner and constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps . . . — Map (db m113206) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Gold Beach — Mary D. Hume
In 1876 Mr. R.D. Hume of Astoria, Oregon, decided to move his commercial salmon fishing, processing and shipping business to the mouth of the Rogue River. Mr. Hume anticipated huge profits due to the large run of "King" Salmon which entered the . . . — Map (db m73202) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Gold Beach — Patterson BridgeRogue River Bridge
Patterson Bridge (Rogue River Bridge) Completed January 21, 1932 and dedicated In Memory to the Governor of Oregon Isaac Lee Patterson (1926-died in office 1929) 1932.... The bridge was considered the most advanced concrete . . . — Map (db m113391) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Pistol River — Conflict at Pistol River
During the early 1850s hundreds of miners and settlers poured into southwest Oregon and onto Indian lands staking claims and establishing farms. The clash of cultural attitudes toward the ownership and use of natural resources led to the Rogue River . . . — Map (db m113293) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Port Orford — Building Community Cornerstones
Patrick and Jane Hughes' strong support of education and religion helped their children and community flourish. John Hughes The third Hughes son, John, studied in the east for the priesthood and was ordained in . . . — Map (db m113408) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Port Orford — Wreck of the Cottoneva
On Feb. 10, 1937, winds over 74 M.P.H. caused the 190 foot steam schooner "Cottoneva" to run aground at Battle Rock. It was in port loading lumber. The captain and all 26 seamen were rescued by the Coast Guard crew using a breeches body. The . . . — Map (db m73203) HM

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