The in-depth history of Oregon’s beaches focuses on the political ebb and flow of efforts to keep the coast accessible to the public. The fight, which began with Governor Oswald West’s 1913 landmark legislation succeeded, but not without substantial effort.
The film features interviews with many of the living key players as well as voices from the past. It was made by Portland-based Anchor Pictures, directed by Tom Olsen, and produced by the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.
The documentary covers nearly 150 years of history through archival footage, photographs, and interviews, and details the legislative actions taken by Governors Oswald West and Tom McCall. It was written and edited by Matt Love.
The film lasts two hours, and refreshments will be available.