This Town In Oregon Was One Of The Most Dangerous Places In The Nation In The 1880s
The little coastal town of Astoria sits right at the spot where the mighty Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The port town became an important site for salmon fishing and canning in the late 19th-century. It also became one of the most dangerous places to work in America.
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Though fishing continues to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, in Astoria, 1880 it was about as bad as you can imagine. For more information about the history of salmon fishing in Astoria, take a look at this article by Finn J.D. John in Offbeat Oregon History.
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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