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OR: Campground envisions adding to Gold Beach prosperity

(Aug. 11, 2017) -- In 1924, James Leith opened the first modern auto campground on the Oregon South Coast at Gold Beach.

SALEM, Ore. — In 1924, James Leith opened the first modern auto campground on the Oregon South Coast at Gold Beach.

Leith invested in his vision of what the advent of automobiles and the pending completion of the Roosevelt Highway would bring. He said the campground would be an added attraction and source of income for the community.

Read the full story from Jefferson Public Radio.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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