County Requests Family Stories for 180th Birthday

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Clatsop County is gearing up to celebrate turning 180 years young on June 22, 2024.

To mark the historic occasion, residents are invited to send stories and photos of family memories that have been passed through generations or a personal recollection of a major event that happened in Clatsop County.

“We know some of the best stories in Clatsop County have been passed down through grandparents, neighbors and family friends. We are asking people to share a story that has been told to them or their own memories of a major Clatsop County event such as the 2007 Storm or the building of the Astoria-Megler Bridge,” said Clatsop County Board of Commissioners Chair Mark Kujala. 

Youth are also being encouraged to participate. “This is a great opportunity to bring people closer through sharing memories,” Kujala said.

You can share your story four ways:

  1. Call 503-325-7870 and record your story
  2. Record a conversation with a family member and upload the audio file
  3. Email communications [at] to request an interview
  4. Write up your story and send it to: Clatsop County; 800 Exchange St., Suite 410; Astoria, OR 97103 or communications [at]

Stories will be posted through June 30, 2024, at the Clatsop County Voices webpage. After that the County will donate them to the Clatsop County Historical Society.

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