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A light dusting of early morning snow!
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Photo of the Week: First Street in Ilwaco c.1920s.
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“At the age of 7 I walked up & down the line of cars waiting for the ferry selling ice cream bars. That’s my biggest memory of Megler. To this day I still like to be on the water. I’ll always miss the ferries!!” – Lois Reinikka Fitzgerald

Discover more memories about the Astoria-Megler Bridge and ferries that ran between Astoria and Megler at CPHM’s “Memories of Megler” exhibit, on view until March 11th.
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“It was standard procedure that if you were headed for the ferry but were late, if you turned on your headlights coming around that last bend the ferry captain would wait for you. I can still remember my parents doing that on occasion.” – Sandra Tellvik

Learn more about the ferries that ran between Astoria and Megler at CPHM’s “Memories of Megler” exhibit, on view until March 11th.
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An article taken from a local newspaper involving two goats and a pay booth at the Megler ferry landing.

Learn more about the ferries that ran between Astoria and Megler at CPHM’s “Memories of Megler” exhibit, on view until March 11th.
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Photo of the Week: Salmon fishing on Sand Island. Sand Island was a popular location for fish seining. Early crews included between 20 to 40 men and 5 to 7 horse teams. Long nets were dropped in the water while the ends were pulled around by a boat to make a purse. Men and horses would then pull the fish-filled nets onto shore.
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Join us March 4th at 2pm for the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum’s Annual Meeting and illustrated talk with Keith Cox. The driving force behind the Stony Point Pictures Facebook page, Cox has been inspired to capture some of the efforts and history of the Tribune newspaper which was based in Ilwaco.
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Photo of the Week: Early classes on the Peninsula were held in private homes and small one-room schoolhouses. However, as the population grew larger, schools, such as this one, were built. This two-story elementary school was located on Washington Street in Long Beach and had several classrooms on the top floor, and a lunchroom and furnace room on the first. Eventually, the schoolhouse was torn down and replaced with a more modern school building.
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“I started working there [Megler Cafe] the summer of 1974. I had just graduated from the 8th grade and my Uncle Leo invited me to come down. I spent a month down there. I enjoyed it…a 14 year old away from home with all the soda pop and candy I could eat.” – Merle Meinikka

Discover more memories about the Astoria-Megler Bridge and ferries that ran between Astoria and Megler at CPHM’s “Memories of Megler” exhibit, on view until March 11th.
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“As a kid, the ferries had the best hamburgers, the old fashioned hamburgers like you get at In and Out Burger with special buns and their milkshakes were the best. You wanted to get up there first because you only had 40 minutes….we always wanted to eat on the ferry.” – Dick Wallace

Learn more about the ferries that ran between Astoria and Megler at CPHM’s “Memories of Megler” exhibit, on view until March 11, 2017.
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