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Monday, January 30, 2012

Four Hundred Miles of Coast

Oregon Coast south of Astoria ~ January 28, 2012


A memorable achievement. The plaque reads:

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 Columbia River on the north
to the California border on the south

This marker is erected and dedicated
by the grateful citizens of Oregon
to commemorate
this outstanding achievement
in the conservation of natural resources

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

4 comments:

Halcyon said...

Definitely a man who deserves recognition. I think coastline should be for the public and not for sale to build mcmansions!

JM said...

400 miles in just one state while there's a total of 764 in the whole country, small Portugal! :-) Beautiful and well composed photo on top.

Lee Spangler said...

Wow! I think your reporting and eye are terrific and besides you made the day brighter.

Pat Tillett said...

Very interesting! Add to that the coast lines of California and Washington and there is nothing like it in the world. Hope to be doing that drive again pretty soon.

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