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By Judy Fleagle

Florence, situated halfway at the Oregon coast, has North America's biggest stretch of dunes to the south and the main photographed headlands at the Pacific coast to the north. even if Florence is at the coast, it's a river city positioned on a bend of the Siuslaw River. ahead of the railroad arrived in 1916, the city used to be bring to a halt and established upon ocean-going ships. The Siuslaw didn't make it effortless due to a notoriously transferring river mouth prior to the north jetty was once in-built 1893. Even after the marina, crossing the bar persevered to be treacherous as a result of shallow depths and fickle winds. on the other hand, marketers William Kyle and O.W. Hurd, in attempting to outdo one another, built a thriving city. for many years, fishing and logging have been the mainstays. Now, they're travelers, retirees, and the humanities. outdated city, the place all of it started, is a taking place position as soon as again.

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