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Manzanita, Oregon Historical Markers

 
From Footpath to Highway Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
From Footpath to Highway Marker
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — From Footpath to HighwayTraveling Neahkahnie Mountain
If driving the highway now is nerve-wracking, imagine traveling through here before it was build! The 1,680-foot high Neahkahnie Mountain is one of the most treacherous headlands on the coast. Native residents once traveled by canoe or on foot to . . . — Map (db m113734) HM
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — In Harmony with Nature
During the early development of our national parks (1920s) an evolution in design ethics was taking shape. This design ethic emphasized and organic approach to architecture and landscape - designing in harmony with nature. Nature was the most . . . — Map (db m113774) HM
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — Neahkahnie Mountain
You are standing on the west shoulder of Neahkahnie Mountain - at 1,661 feet, it is one of the highest points on Oregon’s coast. The mountain’s name is said to be a Native American word for “home of the supreme being.” This basalt, . . . — Map (db m113768) HM
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — Oswald West
Charismatic, intelligent, and possessing a keen sense of humor, Oswald West was one of Oregon’s most memorable governors. He is famous for his open mind, ardent support of women’s suffrage, and his habit of making gubernatorial rounds on horseback. . . . — Map (db m113770) HM
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — Oswald West
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 . . . — Map (db m113784) HM
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — Roosevelt Elk
Elk have populated Oregon’s north coast for thousands of years. A legend holds that the name of this mountain - Neahkahnie - is derived from the Spanish ˇCarne! (Meat!) exclaimed by explorers when they saw elk on these slopes. A . . . — Map (db m113771) HM
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — Safety and Beauty
Three-quarters of a mile of roadwork added safety and beauty to the Coast Highway flanking Neahkahnie Mountain. Talented masons who had once worked for the Works Progress Administration blasted away tons of rock off the mountainside and built . . . — Map (db m113735) HM
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — The First People...and the Spirits of the Mountain
From the beginning, Neahkahnie Mountain was the source of deep meaning for the First People. Signs of the spirit would were all around them - in the forest and its animals, in the ocean, in the season and the sky, and in the weather that marked . . . — Map (db m113732) HM
Oregon (Tillamook County), Manzanita — Uncanny NeahkahniePlace of Mystery And Romance
Neahkahnie Mountain has been the subject of stories and legends for hundred of years. From Spanish galleons to buried treasure, the Mountain resonates with mystery and romance. How many of these stories are true? What do you think? The Beeswax . . . — Map (db m113733) HM

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