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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
41st Infantry Division Marker
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — 41st Infantry Division(Sunset)
This Rest Area is dedicated in honor of the 41st Infantry (Sunset) Division. This division was organized for World War I in 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina and was demobilized at Camp Dix, New Jersey in 1919. It was reorganized and federally . . . — Map (db m113888) HM WM
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — A Convenient Place for Making Salt
The Corps of Discovery, under the command of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, established their winter quarters at Fort Clatsop on 7 December 1805. “We haveing fixed on this situation,” Clark noted, “I deturmin’d to go . . . — Map (db m113598) HM
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel
The Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel is located on the Sunset Highway 12 miles east of here. The tunnel was named by the Oregon Transportation Commission on August 21, 2002, in memory of Dennis L. Edwards, who on January 28, 1999, lost his life in the . . . — Map (db m113884) HM
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — Gilbert Inn - 1892Historic Home of Alexandre Gilbert
Alexandre Gilbert, one of the founding fathers of Seaside, was born in the coastal town of LaRochelle, France on April 16, 1845, the son of Frank and Mary Gilbert. At the age of twenty-four and just prior to the Franco-Prussian war (1870-71), . . . — Map (db m113870) HM
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — Lewis & Clark Salt Cairn
On January 2, 1806, the Salt Works was established by the three “salt makers” of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Joseph Fields, William Bratten and George Gibson, who remained here until February 20, 1806. These men, assisted at times by . . . — Map (db m113600) HM
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — Site of the Lewis and Clark Salt Camp
Site of Lewis and Clark Salt Camp 1805-06 Oregon Historical Society Custodian — Map (db m113601) HM
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — The Saltworks
After the Lewis and Clark Expedition was established at Fort Clatsop, members of the group camped here from January 2 to February 21, 1806. The explorers conveniently found stone to build an oven, wood to burn, fresh water to drink, elk to hunt, and . . . — Map (db m113599) HM
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — The Tillamook BurnSunset Springs
Oregon's historic Tillamook forest fire of 1933 spread over 240,000 acres of forest land. Fires in 1939 and 1945 brought the total to 355,000 acres. Over 13 billion board feet of timber were killed. Devastation by these disastrous fires aroused . . . — Map (db m114418) HM
Oregon (Clatsop County), Seaside — Tsunami
Seaside Devastating waves called “tsunamis” can strike Oregon’s coast at any time. These giant waves are caused by great undersea earthquakes. Such earthquakes can occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, one of the largest . . . — Map (db m113871) HM

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