Around Florence (Images of America) by Judy Fleagle

By Judy Fleagle

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

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