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The Most Wicked Place On Earth

By 1880, half of the fish canneries on the lower Columbia River were located in Astoria. The dangerous nature of fishing on the Columbia near the mouth of the river attracted a sizable and unruly assortment of transient fishermen during the spring salmon seasons, earning Astoria a very rowdy reputation. A reporter with The Oregonian wrote, "it is perhaps the most wicked place on earth for its population."
The Heritage Museum has chosen the more inflammatory portion of this statement as the title for the new temporary exhibit "The Most Wicked Place on Earth."

For more information about this exhibit please visit their website www.cumtux.org
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