Although the state of Oregon may not be as old as some of the states on the east coast of the United States, that does not mean that it is lacking when it comes to historical hot spots. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Timberline Lodge, in Government Camp, as a National Historic Landmark as it was considered the finest example of 1930’s era “mountain architecture” by the Works Progress Administration. The Columbia River Highway was constructed between 1913 and 1922, and was the first scenic highway in the United States, allowing visitors access to the most outstanding features of the Columbia River Gorge. When you stay at Gearhart by the Sea, you are just minutes away from historic Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Discover the beautiful Victorian architecture of the city, as well as the shops and restaurants that still maintain a rich history of the 1920’s. Learn more about the history of the Beaver State and start planning your own historical trip to Oregon today!

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