Download e-book for kindle: Around Florence (Images of America) by Judy Fleagle

By Judy Fleagle

Florence, positioned halfway at the Oregon coast, has North America's greatest stretch of dunes to the south and the main photographed headlands at the Pacific coast to the north. even supposing Florence is at the coast, it's a river city positioned on a bend of the Siuslaw River. sooner than the railroad arrived in 1916, the city was once bring to an end and based upon ocean-going ships. The Siuslaw didn't make it effortless due to a notoriously transferring river mouth ahead of the north jetty was once in-built 1893. Even after the quay, crossing the bar persevered to be treacherous because of shallow depths and fickle winds. on the other hand, marketers William Kyle and O.W. Hurd, in attempting to outdo one another, built a thriving city. for many years, fishing and logging have been the mainstays. Now, they're travelers, retirees, and the humanities. outdated city, the place all of it started, is a taking place position as soon as again.

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