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Astoria, Oregon: The Trolley and some ships (photo diary)

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2024
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Astoria, Oregon, situated at the mouth of the Columbia River within a few miles of the Pacific Ocean, began as a trading post known as Fort Astoria, named after John Jacob Astor, the New York financier who sent fur traders into the area. Today Astoria is a tourist town and since 1982 has been a port of call for cruise ships. An antique electric trolley run by volunteers runs along the waterfront giving passengers a narration of the history of the area. Originally, the trolley got its electricity from electrical...

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