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THE ALSI HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES YOU TO THE WALDPORT HERITAGE MUSEUM!


Come on in and browse. Admission is free, whether you're visiting online or in person, and we're always happy to see you! Learn more about our community, and the events and people that helped make Waldport such a wonderful place to live.



SNIPPITS OF HISTORY (November 2015 Story)



The 1936 Alsea Bay Bridge with the road from the Roosevelt Hwy. (now 101) going under the bridge to the ferry landing that was used before the bridge was built. To the right is a sand road to the beach. The ferry approach was torn down, but the road was there until the new 1991 bridge was built. Waldport Heritage Museum - CRN (Click here for previous Snippits)



A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF EARLY DAYS IN WALDPORT


Settlement of Waldport began in 1879 when David Ruble bought squatter's rights from Lint Starr for $300 for property including the area now known as "Old Town". The first post office was established and the town was named Waldport in 1882, with David Ruble as the first postmaster. In 1885 the town was platted, and the plat recorded on September 9, 1885. In 1889 Mill Street had 3 houses, a store, and the Harrison sawmill. By 1911, when Waldport was incorporated, it boasted a dozen businesses and 150 inhabitants....(click to read more)



SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY TIME LINE OF EVENTS (PDF)


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