The main village of the Siuslaw Indian Tribe was situated west of this location near the mouth of the North Fork of the Suislaw River. A.R.

Jedediah Smith, making the first recorded overland trip from California, followed the Oregon Coast northward and on July 13, 1828 camped with seventeen trappers on the north bank of Sm

Devastating waves called “tsunamis” can strike the Oregon coast at any time.

Region: Central Coast

Few Oregon communities have had a more colorful history than Scottsburg. It was named for Levi Scott, a pioneer of 1844, who homesteaded here and founded the town in 1850.

Native Americans occupied the banks of this river and its bay long before Euro-American settlements appeared.

Region: Central Coast

Aircraft proved their military worth during World War I -- initially for observation purposes, and later for the support of ground troops and bombing.

Spanish navigators were the first to explore the North American Pacific Coast, beginning fifty years after Columbus discovered the western continents.

During the early 1850s hundreds of miners and settlers poured into southwest Oregon and onto Indian lands staking claims and establishing farms.

Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, a contingent of JapaneseI-Class submarines sailed from Yokosuka via the Marshall Islands to take up positions off Hawaii and the coast of North America.

Region: Southern Coast

Deer Island in the Columbia was named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition which stopped to dine here November 5, 1805 on its way down river.