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Flippin Castle

Built in 1899

Planning a short trip and wish you knew interesting things to see?

The National Historic Site, The Flippin House, is one. Built high on a hill above the little town of Clatskanie, on Highway 30 just 60 miles from Portland and 35 miles from Astoria.

It was built by Thomas J. Flippin, early day "gypo" logger and sawmill owner. His family lived in sawmill shacks, crude houses built of rough boards, carrying water and wood. The Flippins prospered and before long commissioned Markwell & Sons to build the Castle. It was lovingly restored 81 years later under its fifth owner in a manner as near as possible to its original state.

The senior citizens have purchased it and want to preserve the beauty of this old home for the future generations and to bring back memories to the oldster.

Tours: Mon. - Fri. Groups, please call and set up a date and time.

Location: Clatskanie Senior Citizens, PO Box 383, Clatskanie Oregon 97016 Telephone 503-728-2026 Toll Free: 503-728-3608

Other History nearby:
(Astoria) Astoria Column
(Warrenton) Camp Rilea
(Castle Rock) Castle Rock Exhibit Hall
(Columbia City) Charles Green Caples House Museum
(Astoria) Clatsop County Heritage Museum
(Astoria) Clatsop County Historical Society

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