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Jun 20, 2014 - Hammond, OR.

First day of summer. High 63 degrees. Our last day in Astoria. Kids have been swimming and out playing. We had to drag them off to see Fort Stevens. Fort Stevens was constructed during the Civil War and remained active until shortly after World War II. It was built to guard the mouth of the Columbia River. It included eight gun batteries. Although the guns are removed nearly all the batteries remain. Fort Stevens was the location of the only attack on the continental U.S. during WWII. A Japanese submarine surfaced about 10 miles off shore...

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May 30, 2012 - To Hammond, OR

Today we relocate. We follow the Interstate for only a couple of miles. We exit onto Historic Route 30. We are on the waterfall route. We stop at the Horsetail Falls. No hiking required. We stop at Multnomah Falls. You see these falls in the brochures! They are the second highest year round falls in the US. A trail leads to a bridge across the falls. I go hiking. It is only .2 miles each way but it is a climb. Our third stop is the Wahkeena Falls. There is another hike to a bridge. I pass. Route 30 starts to climb. We are on our way to the...

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Apr 15, 2011 - Slogging north in the rain

The rain isn't stopping any time soon, but we are on the move today anyhow. We won't have much Internet access for the next two days at the Nehalem State Park in Nehalem, Oregon, but I will try to write a short post if possible. Our drive is only a short 68 miles in very wet conditions. We will just take it easy. Later in the day........... Well, everything around here is one big swamp!!!!! We bypassed Nehalem and continued on to Ft Stevens State Park near the Columbia River. What a mud hole!!!! I managed to get into our back in full hookup...

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Jun 26, 2008 - Ft Stevens State Park Or

The move today was easy-15 miles. The park is beautiful and not as full as we expected. We went back to Astoria and saw the Flavel House, a great example of a fine Queen Ann house built by George Flavel for his family on his retirement as a Columbia River bar pilot. It was once destined to be a parking lot. Thank God wiser heads prevailed. It is lovely. We also went to the Heritage Museum which describes the local Indian tribes that existed here before white men, then their interaction. Very nice as are almost all Oregon museums. At the...

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Aug 25, 2006 - Fort Stevens Military Reservation

This morning I walked around the Fort Stevens Military Reservation, which is northwest of Hammond and not far from the RV park. It guarded the mouth of the Columbia River from the Civil War until World War II. Around the turn of the last century, eight concrete gun batteries were constructed. All the guns have been removed but nearly all the batteries remain. After the army coast artillery abandoned Fort Stevens, many of the buildings were demolished but some of the foundations remain.

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