By Judy Fleagle

ISBN-10: 1467131520

ISBN-13: 9781467131520

ISBN-10: 1531676219

ISBN-13: 9781531676216

Florence, situated 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 supposing Florence is at the coast, it's a river city positioned on a bend of the Siuslaw River. earlier than the railroad arrived in 1916, the city used to be bring to a halt and based 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 was once in-built 1893. Even after the marina, crossing the bar endured to be treacherous as a result of shallow depths and fickle winds. nonetheless, 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. previous city, the place all of it begun, is a taking place position as soon as again.

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