Little About Our Town of Coos Bay!
Coos Bay has been
synonymous with boat traffic since its beginnings.
In the early days, a mosquito fleet of small boats, ferries, and
delivered people and services from ocean to inland communities on a
basis. In the 1850's, logging, coal mining, agriculture, and ship
began in the region, providing the basis for developing
What now makes up the central district of Coos Bay
when residents voted to change the name to Coos Bay to match the name
of the Bay itself. The City of Marshfield was named after the
home town of the City's founder, J.C. Tolman, and incorporated in
The waterfront was the focus of Marshfield, with
there are now various larger industrial uses and office buildings,
a hub of pedestrian and waterfront activity.
While taking the walking tour, you will note that
of the buildings
in the central district of Coos Bay were completed near the turn of the
century. This was a time of growth for the community.
The City of Coos Bay is now made up of various
communities that once
surrounded the Bay, the oldest of these being Empire City, which was
the Coos County seat. Another community which makes up Coos Bay was
recent years the City of Eastside. Both Empire and Eastside are now
of Coos Bay. The prominence of these and other individual communities
districts within the City of Coos Bay give it a unique character not
found in a small town. Today Coos Bay is known throughout the world as
a major exporter of wood products. It is the largest city on the Oregon
Coast, and it is the professional and financial hub of the region.