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Fins, Finns and Astorians: A Glimpse into Astoria's Fabled Fishing Community and Finnish Heritage-a Bygone Era
Astoria boomed once the canning industry took off along the lower Columbia River. Finns, Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes flocked to the area to make a living in the flourishing fishing industry, in logging, and in farming. By 1890 Astoria was home to fourteen canneries, fifty-four saloons, and thirty-five brothels, and half of the town's population could trace its roots to F ...more
Paperback, 43 pages
Published 2006 by Greg Jacob
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