LANDMARK DEDICATED ON THIS DAY IN 1918

vista house
The nation’s first publicly owned rest area.

vista-house-before opening
Picture postcard of Vista House before it was opened to the public

vista h  dedication

Construction of the Vista House atop Crown Point in Oregon began on December 29, 1916. It was built as a rest stop observatory for travelers
on the old Columbia River Gorge Highway and as a memorial honoring
Oregon’s pioneers who made their way down the Columbia River.

crown-point postcard

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,Dedication,HISTORY and have Comment (1)

One Response to “LANDMARK DEDICATED ON THIS DAY IN 1918”

  1. Jay Davis says:

    I have a better copy of the Vista House dedication postcard I would be happy to email to you. It’s from one of my grandparents photo album. –Jay

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