A is for Astoria

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A is for Astoria……

Astoria is located on the Oregon coast and is named for John Jacob Astor who was an American Inventor. Lewis & Clark spent part of f 1805–1806 at Fort Clatsop which is located south of modern day Astoria. If you ride the waterfront trolley you will be able to see the rich history of Astoria and how much it has changed over the years.

If you’re a movie buff then you may have seen Astoria through the eyes of several movies including: The Goonies,  Short Circuit, The Black Stallion, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy,

My favorite part of Astoria is driving across the bridge and you have the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Columbia River on the other side. Here is a picture that captures that well:

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Astoria the first stop in our journey of Oregon A to Z

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10 responses to “A is for Astoria

  1. I am from the UK, so it will be interesting to see Oregon. Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

    Ros, visiting from GenWestUK

  2. How beautiful that bridge is – I am from the city with the very first suspension bridge, Bristol, in the UK! Good luck with all the rest, Liz (Amazing animals, http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com)

  3. That bridge looks incredible. And a little terrifying to someone afraid of heights like me.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

  4. I’ve been to Oregon, but never to Astoria. I’d love to visit there… so scenic!

  5. The Goonies was an amazing movie. I had no idea Astoria was where it was filmed. Thank you for teaching me that!

  6. Hello. I was pleasantly surprised to know that there is an Astoria in Oregon. I have heard of the one in Queens, NY. I have always thought that ASTORIA was such a regal word/name. I hope to visit each of the states and may just look up Astoria when I pass through Oregon. Thanks for the info. The picture of the bridge was stunning!

  7. This is a pretty cool bridge!
    Happy AtoZ!

  8. Fun, I’ve been to Oregon several times, so this will be a fun theme to visit. Maui Jungalow

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