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Curiously Short Story of the North Bend/Coos Bay Athletics
COOS BAY - NORTH BEND, Culture/History, Outdoor, Sports

The Curiously Short Story of the North Bend/Coos Bay Athletics

In the early 1970s, minor league baseball had an interesting run on the Oregon Coast, but even a brash owner, good players, and free loot couldn’t bring the fans. story by ERICK MERTZ photos courtesy COOS HISTORY MUSEUM The history of baseball along the Oregon Coast is rich with notable […]

Culture/History, Outdoor, TILLAMOOK

People of the Nekalim Country

Story by Cheryl D. Wanner   In 1788, Captain Robert Gray sailed his sloop, Lady Washington, into what is now Tillamook Bay and made the first recorded white contact with the indigenous people of the area. Gray wrote of friendly trade between his crew and the local inhabitants which took […]

Culture/History, Outdoor

Ship of Mystery

Story by Cheryl D. Wanner Image Above: A Manila galleon being loaded from Chinese vessels. Courtesy maritime artist Roger D. Morris NO OREGON COAST SHIPWRECK has spawned greater speculation or more unanswered questions than the Beeswax Wreck of Nehalem Spit. Shrouded in time, steeped in legend, this unknown vessel has […]