Railroad Station: 20th St. and Waterfront for Spokane, Portland & Seattle Rail
Bus Station: 614 Duane St. for Spokane, Portland & Seattle Transportation Co.;
irth St. and Waterfront for Oregon Motor Stages.
Airport: 3 m. SW. on US roi, bus fare 15c, taxi $1.50; no scheduled service.
City Busses: Fare 10c.
Taxis: Basic fare 25c.
Piers: River steamers, foot of nth St., weekly trips to Portland; ocean steamers,
Port Terminals, Portway off Taylor Ave. (consult travel agencies or classified
telephone directory for ocean travel).
Accommodations: Five hotels; numerous auto camps.
Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, 14th and Exchange Sts.
Radio Station: KAST (1370 kc).
Motion Picture Houses: Two.
Athletics: Gyro Field, Exchange St. between 18th and 21st Sts.
Tennis: Y.M.C.A. courts, 12th and Exchange Sts.
Swimming: Ocean beaches: Clatsop Beach (25 miles long), 9 m. SW. on US 101
at Skipanon, 18 m. SW. at Gearhart, 20 m. SW. at Seaside; Cannon Beach,
30 ra. SW. on US 101 and unnumbered road. River beaches: Numerous on lower
Columbia River, along US 30 and US 101; beaches vary with level of river;
Golf: Astoria Golf and Country Club, 8 m. SW. just off US 101, 18 holes;
greens fee $1.
Annual Events: Astoria Regatta, four days prior to Labor Day.
ASTORIA (12 alt., 10,349 pop.), named for John Jacob Astor, is
the seat of Clatsop County and the site of the first permanent settle-
ment in the Oregon country. Because of its commerce and industry and
its position at the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria has grown
from a palisaded trading post to an important port. Flour mills, saw-
mills, salmon canneries, and grain elevators line the course of the river,
and fishing boats and fleets of ocean-going vessels dock at the long
Sprawling waterfront warehouses and docks, orderly rows of busi-
ness blocks along a narrow beach, steep declivities where houses are
niched into yellow clay banks, terraced hillsides where substantial resi-
dences rise one above the other, and the timbered crests of Coxcomb
Hill where the Astor Monument points toward the sky are individual
bits of Astoria's pattern but by a whim of nature in fashioning the
headland upon which the town is built no general view is possible except
from the Columbia River. Yet even this vantage point cannot reveal the
caprice that completely eliminated Thirteenth Street from the city plan,