In this Issue

1. Historic Cemeteries Commission meets March 13 via conference call

2. The Look-Out on Cape Foulweather latest listing in National Register

3. Going to Coos Bay for the Heritage Conference?

4. Preservation by Topic index available on Technical Preservation website

5. Still time to register for NOHA and Pacific NW Historian conferences, Seattle

6. Birthplace of Portland’s craft beer culture subject of new book

7. McLoughlin Memorial Association seeks Association Coordinator

 

 

HISTORIC CEMETERIES COMMISSION MEETS MARCH 13 VIA CONFERENCE CALL

 

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m., March 13 via conference call. Agenda items will include grant reports, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. For a meeting agenda and access information visit the historic cemeteries page of www.oregonheritage.org. To obtain additional information about commission activities and the meeting, email coordinator Kuri Gill at call (503) 986-0685.

 

 

THE LOOK-OUT ON CAPE FOULWEATHER LATEST LISTING IN NATIONAL REGISTER

 

The Look-Out on Cape Foulweather in Lincoln County is among Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1937, it is improbably perched on a knobby promontory on the jagged south flank of Cape Foulweather, 453 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department appropriated the commonly used name of this secondary headland for the adjacent viewing area, calling it Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint.

 

The Look-Out was built and operated by Wilbur “Buck” and Anna Badley. The business began briefly as the Foulweather Coffee Shop, but soon shifted into a very successful gift shop when the Badleys realized people were most interested in purchasing souvenirs of their visit to the coast. Upon the completion of the Roosevelt Coast Military Highway (U.S. 101) in 1932 and associated bridges in 1936, tourists could more easily travel and visit sites along the Pacific Ocean. The Look-Out is an excellent example of an isolated entrepreneurial venture along the central coast that capitalized on the public investment based upon the urging and support of the citizens of Oregon.

 

This building is also associated with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Beach Patrol, which operated in Oregon from 1942 to 1944. Realizing the vulnerability of Oregon’s coastline after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Coast Guard took steps to provide the constant surveillance vital to protect the U.S. from further attacks. The Look-Out was a strategic vantage point from which to watch for enemy invasion. Six men from the Coast Guard resided in The Look-Out to help defend the coast during this time.

 

A place for visitors to enjoy spectacular views, watch for whales and other sea life, and purchase souvenirs of their travels to the central Oregon coast, The Look-Out is now an Oregon State Park facility that continues to provide unique experiences for those who travel to see the Pacific Ocean and all that it has to offer.

 

The National Park Service maintains the National Register under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. For further information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings, visit the Oregon Heritage website.

 

 

GOING TO COOS BAY FOR THE HERITAGE CONFERENCE?

 

While you are in Coos Bay attending the Heritage Conference, you will have the opportunity to visit many local museums and heritage sites, including a sneak peak at the new Coos Historical and Maritime Museum.  Be sure to check in online at Oregon Heritage for updates.

 

 

PRESERVATION BY TOPIC INDEX AVAILABLE ON TECHNICAL PRESERVATION WEBSITE

 

The National Park Services Technical Preservation Services (TPS) recently announced the return of the 'Preservation-by-Topic' index for information available on its website. The index is a finding aid for online and printed TPS information on the subjects of historic preservation, cultural landscapes, and the rehabilitation of historic buildings.

 

This web-based version of the index replaces the previous printed version, and will be easier to update. The index is arranged alphabetically, with topics cross-referenced, and the new electronic format provides index links to the specific documents and guidance, making finding that information even easier.

 

Visit the TPS website to learn more.

 

 

STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR NOHA AND PACIFIC NW HISTORIAN CONFERENCES, SEATTLE

 

The Northwest Oral History Association’s (NOHA) annual conference will take place March 6, at the Seattle Public Library in Seattle. There is still time to register for this event, held in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild conference, which will take place on March 7. Basic oral history training – beneficial for those new to the field or wishing to refresh their skills – will take place during the morning session. The afternoon program includes presentations by oral historians from throughout the Northwest who will discuss their innovative projects and new ideas for using your interviews. A collaborative session to share more information with your colleagues will follow. Visit the NOHA website for more information about the conference; and visit the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild website for further information about its conference.

 

 

BIRTHPLACE OF PORTLAND’S CRAFT BEER CULTURE SUBJECT OF NEW BOOK

 

A reading and book-signing event for “The Brass” will take place from 5 – 8 p.m., March 4, at the Rogue Ales Public House and Distillery, 1339 NW Flanders St., Portland. Bob Wright wrote and recently published “The Brass”, which chronicles the story of the Horse Brass Pub, which served as the birthplace of Portland's craft beer culture. Visit http://brewpublic.com/beer-personalities/the-brass-by-bob-wright-reading-book-signing/ for further details.

 

 

MCLOUGHLIN MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION SEEKS ASSOCIATION COORDINATOR

 

The McLoughlin Memorial Association, located in Oregon City, is seeking a part-time coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and overall operations of the Association. For a full job description and application instructions, e-mail mcloughlinmemorial@gmail.com . The application deadline is March 19.

 

 

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