Oregon Coast Magazine January/February 2012

Cover Oregon CoastHoist a Pint in Astoria— Once affectionately known as a “swill town,” this city’shomegrown breweries now craft great beers while cultivating good times and community spirit. —Jamie Caulley

From Military School to Mountain Retreat— A stretch of land along historic Langlois Mountain Road near Bandon boasts a note-worthy story with three chapters: a pioneer homestead, a renowned military prep school, and a delightful group retreat. —Laurel Gerkman

There and Back Again: Lieutenant Talbot’s Adventures on the Oregon Coast—In 1849, Lieutenant Theodore Talbot led a party of ten men across the central Oregon Coast. Here’s what he encountered, in his own words. —Michael Shay

Lincoln County’s Legendary Pioneer, Mother Copeland—In 1884, Clarinda Copeland became the first and perhaps only woman in the U.S. to operate an Indian trading post. —Grace Elting Castle

The Unsinkable Captain Johnson—For three days in 1929, Oregonians were transfixed by the wreck of the steamship Laurel and the captain who refused rescue. —Arthur H. Redman

Sam Boardman’s Legacy—Once in a blue moon, someone contributes an irreplaceable legacy, yet remains all but unknown. For those who love Oregon’s state parks, here is such a man. —Stanley Euston

Thomas Creek Bridge—Completed a half-century ago, Oregon’s highest bridge brought incredible coastal beauty and a shorter drive time to those traveling between Gold Beach and Brookings.
Laurel Gerkman

South Coast Cranberries are Sodalicious!—Portland’s popular Hot Lips Soda company has added cranberry soda, made from Curry County fruit, to its lineup of all-natural drinks. —Geneva Miller

Bouncing Berry Farms—Combine fresh cranberries with plenty of ingenuity and you get a delicious cranberry conserve from this Bandon family farm. —Rosemary Camozzi

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