The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other

Jan and Jack McGowan with photography by Rick Schafer
$19.95 paperback

Visionaries Oswald West, Samuel H. Boardman, and Tom McCall changed the course of history through their commitment to preserving the Oregon coast through the rights of public access to all who visit. Jan and Jack McGowan share the story of Oregon’s public beach access thanks to the Oregon Beach Bill, the state’s landmark legislation which was passed and signed by Governor McCall on July 6, 1967. Their essays also take the reader back to 1874 when the Oregon State Land Board began to sell public tidelands to private owners. This magnificent oversized book is filled with a plethora of historic photographs and stunning images captured by renowned contemporary photographer Rick Schafer.