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Astoria Celebrates Bicentennial With Look Back To 1811

Tom Banse
05/19/2011

Quick, name the oldest city in the Northwest. You get a gold star if you answered Astoria, Oregon. It is named for wealthy fur trader John Jacob Astor. The settlement at the mouth of the Columbia River celebrates its bicentennial this year. The official kickoff is this weekend. Astoria's founding has left legacies that span the whole Northwest.

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