Paper pub. date
November 2021
ISBN 9780870711664 (paperback)
6 x 9, 224 pages. Over 100 b&w images including photos, drawings, and maps.


An Oregon History

Karen Leedom
Published by Rivertide Publishing and distributed by Oregon State University Press

The rest of the country is just beginning to discover Astoria, Oregon, that historic gem of a town at the mouth of the Columbia River west of Portland, and the oldest European-American settlement west of the Rockies.

The author provides a chronological look dating back to the 1500s, including European exploration, Native American life, logging, fishing, Chinese laborers in the salmon industry, a giant cheese in the Civil War, Oregon’s first female surgeon, Victorian architecture, and valiant Coast Guard rescues.

About the author

Karen Leedom is a writer who lived in Astoria for almost twenty years. Her love of history and fondness for Astoria prompted her to write this book. She will forever cherish the years she resided in this unique northwest corner of Oregon.

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