“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Florence, Oregon

Clickable Map of Lane County, Oregon and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lane County, OR (86) Benton County, OR (42) Deschutes County, OR (64) Douglas County, OR (30) Klamath County, OR (96) Lincoln County, OR (35) Linn County, OR (5)  LaneCounty(86) Lane County (86)  BentonCounty(42) Benton County (42)  DeschutesCounty(64) Deschutes County (64)  DouglasCounty(30) Douglas County (30)  KlamathCounty(96) Klamath County (96)  LincolnCounty(35) Lincoln County (35)  LinnCounty(5) Linn County (5)
Eugene is the county seat for Lane County
Florence is in Lane County
      Lane County (86)  
      Benton County (42)  
      Deschutes County (64)  
      Douglas County (30)  
      Klamath County (96)  
      Lincoln County (35)  
      Linn County (5)  
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1 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — A Battle With the Elements
Can you feel the sea wind? The lighthouse can, too! For a lighthouse, standing out in the sea spray and storm winds is part of the job description. For more than a century of working life, Heceta Head Lighthouse has taken a . . . Map (db m113303) HM
2 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Designed for Seafarer Safety
From top to bottom, Heceta Head Lighthouse is built to guide from afar. The light’s height was most likely chosen to maximize its range while minimizing the chances it would be hidden by fog. Unlike most Fresnel lenses of the day, . . . Map (db m113304) HM
3 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Florence: Industrial Beginnings
Early industries in the Florence area were built on the natural resources that the Siuslaw River Valley had to offer. The rivers were filled with swarming salmon and the forests held acres of old growth timber. Those abundant natural resources . . . Map (db m93894) HM
4 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Harbor Theater
Built in 1938 as the "Florence Theatre," the facade displays a stucco exterior. After an internal fire in 1957, it was refurnished and renamed the Harbor Theater. One of the last neighborhood theaters operating in Oregon, it continued dispensing . . . Map (db m113263) HM
5 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Hard Work at a Lonely Light
Would you make it as a Heceta Head Lighthouse keeper? Imagine living here, part of a tiny, isolated community whose lives revolved around the beacon of Heceta Head Light. You would: Work day and night to keep the light in good . . . Map (db m113305) HM
6 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Heceta Head LightstationIlluminating the Darkness
Lighthouses are not just scenic structures – they are life-saving innovations. In the 19th century, most traffic sailed by offshore. To steer true, and to avoid hazards such as reefs and shoals, ship captains needed land-based . . . Map (db m113916) HM
7 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Mapleton Depot
Constructed in 1912, this Southern Pacific Railroad Depot served Mapleton, a community 15 miles east of Florence. With the widening of Highway 126 in 1976, it was saved from demolition by local contractor, Mike Johnson, and rebuilt on the present . . . Map (db m113262) HM
8 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Navigating the Siuslaw River
The connection to the Pacific Ocean by way of the Siuslaw River made Florence a natural hub for industry. The shifting river channel and mouth made early navigation unpredictable. The lack of stable conditions made establishing a thriving harbor . . . Map (db m93912) HM
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9 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Road Behind And Sea Beyond
This headland has attracted and challenged centuries of travelers. For centuries, Siuslaw, Yachats and Alsea Tribes were drawn to the rich marine resources at Heceta Head. As they hunted, fished, and traveled, they established . . . Map (db m113442) HM
10 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Siuslaw River Bridge
The Siuslaw River Bridge was built as part of the Coast Bridges Project. It is one of five designed by Conde B. McCullough and built during the Great Depression from 1934 to 1936. The Coast Bridges Project was funded through the Public Works . . . Map (db m113260) HM
11 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Siuslaw River Bridge: Construction & Design
Constructing Over the Siuslaw The Siuslaw River Bridge incorporates Art Deco, Moderne, Gothic, and Egyptian influence that were important to McCullough. Due to its ability to open at the center, the Siuslaw River Bridge best represents . . . Map (db m113537) HM
12 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Technology SpansA Sea-Sculptured Landscape
If this historic bridge and tunnel weren’t here, what would it be like to cross Cape Creek? Engineers building the Pacific Coast Highway in the early 1930s encountered an unusual challenge here at Cape Creek, a deep, offset gorge, . . . Map (db m113301) HM
13 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — The Kyle Building
Built in 1901 by William Kyle, this false-fronted Italianate commercial structure served as a mercantile store until 1961, the upstairs as a social center. Restoration began in 1971, culminating in it being placed on the National Register of . . . Map (db m176990) HM
14 Oregon, Lane County, Florence — Welcome to Historic Old Town
Originally named First Street then later Front Street, Bay Street was renamed in the mid-1950s by the Florence Garden Club. Historically known as the city center of Florence, Bay Street held much of the government and commerce functions. Once . . . Map (db m113261) HM
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Jul. 24, 2024