Alexander R. McLeod led the first overland expeditions to Oregon's central and southern coast between 1826-27.
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.
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.
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.