Nye Beach. Originally part of the Siletz Indian Reservation. After the federal government took the land back, John Nye homesteaded in this area.
Buzz on 21st January 2016 @ 7:18am
Even in the 21st century, that would be a lot of people. We don't see many suits on today's beaches.
We had a friend in the 1980's who worked for the BIA and moved to the Siletz Reservation. The early treaty writers were willing to give the Indians, the land they saw no value in. The problem was, as more settlers moved into the area, all vacant land had some value.
I think Congress decided the Indians didn't need to use that trail from their village on the Siletz River down to the beach. Nor did they need the beach.
There were some Klickitats from the Willamette Valley included in the Siletz Reservation.
L.E. on 21st January 2016 @ 8:46am
Some of the less crowded Oregon beaches still allow driving, they are listed on the official Oregon state maps.
Kenn on 21st January 2016 @ 9:41am
Unlike today when people are sun worshipers, we see people protecting their skin from the suns rays. I would imagine that one at least one occasion an old car got bogged down when they didn't get out quick enough when the tide was coming in.
Curious as to where the man carrying the drum is off to. Band on the beach?
Charlott on 21st January 2016 @ 11:43am
Looks no different than today's 4 of July at Gearhart
Bill P on 21st January 2016 @ 1:47pm
I understand that beaches were considered roadway in the highway system, especially south of Florence.
Susan Turner on 21st January 2016 @ 8:04pm
On Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, the beach is considered a state highway. Speed limit 25 mph, driver's license, seat belt etc required.
Every once in a while, in the local newspaper, during the summertime, there will be a letter to the editor complaining about the cars on the beach.
The letter is usually written by an east coast visitor.
L.E. on 21st January 2016 @ 8:51pm