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Myrtle Point is located in Coos County
south of Coos Bay
, between Coquille
, situated off of Hwy 42 on the banks of the South Fork Coquille River
The town is home to the Coos County Logging Museum, open in summertime. The museum is located in a domed, pioneer-era building with unusual acoustics. The town’s main event is the Harvest Festival, usually the last weekend in September. There are several other quaint festivals in spring and summer.
Myrtle Point’s boom years came in the late 1890s, when speculation ran high about a railroad connection to Roseburg. The railroad eventually chose another route, but the region’s rich timberlands and farmlands sustained the community.
Many myrtlewood groves surround the city. Some of the largest Myrtle trees can be viewed within the city. Myrtle Point is the home of the Coos County Fair and Rodeo; Furthermore, salmon and steelhead Fishing is popular on nearby rivers.
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Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
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