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Cannon Beach

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Geologic Formations · State Parks · Beaches
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,690 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe first recorded journey by an American to what is now Cannon Beach was made by William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in early 1805. The expedition was wintering at Fort Clatsop, roughly 20mi to the north near the mouth of the Columbia River. In December 1805, two members of the expedition returned to camp with blubber from a whale that had beached several miles south, near the mouth of Ecola Creek. Clark later explored the region himself. From a spot near the western cliffs of the headland he saw "...the grandest and most pleasing prospects which my eyes ever surveyed, in front of a boundless Ocean..." That viewpoint, later dubbed "Clark's Point of View," can be accessed by a hiking trail from Indian Beach in Ecola State Park.Clark and several of his companions, including Sacagawea, completed a three-day journey on January 10, 1806, to the site of the beached whale. They encountered a group of Native Americans from the Tillamook tribe who were boiling blubber for storage. Clark and his party met with them and successfully bartered for 300lb of blubber and some whale oil before returning to Fort Clatsop. There is a wooden whale sculpture commemorating the encounter between Clark's group and the Tillamooks in a small park at the northern end of Hemlock Street.
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State Park
Ecola State Park
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Oswald West State Park
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Geologic Formation
Haystack Rock
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Beach
Cannon Beach
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Distillery
Cannon Beach Distillery
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Cannon Beach Bookstore
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Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site
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DragonFire Gallery
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Museums in Cannon Beach

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Art Gallery
Icefire Glassworks
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History Museum
Cannon Beach History Center and Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
Bronze Coast Gallery
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White Bird Gallery
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Bruce's Candy Kitchen
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Sesame and Lillies
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Flea Market
Cannon Beach Farmers Market
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The Wine Shack
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Nature in Cannon Beach

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State Park
Hug Point State Park
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