January 17, 2016

Here Comes the Parade: Marching down the street in the 1948 Cranberry Festival

A parade was not part of the first Cranberry Festival. The parade was added in 1948, the second year of Bandon’s Cranberry Festival. The first festival […]
January 17, 2016

Parasols and Bathing Costumes: Bandon Beachmen beckon tourists

“Bandon Beachmen will meet Friday evening at the city hall. Bring parasols,” reads a notice in the August 28, 1924 edition of the “Western World.” Though […]
January 17, 2016

Bon Voyage: Bandon’s 1936 Big Cheese tours the county before it’s shipped to California

“ONE CHEESE WEIGHS TON,” reads the headline of an article in the June 4, 1936 edition of the “Western World.” The article reports, “What is believed […]
January 12, 2016

Washed Ashore Art to Save the Sea in residence at Old Town Bandon’s Harbortown Events Center

The Washed Ashore eco art project is making waves around the country with larger than life marine sculptures made of tidal debris. From a distance, sculptures […]