Pixieland, Early Tourism, and the Twenty Miracle Miles

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The upstairs gallery focuses on tourism, celebrating the age of the automobile with information on the first cars and roads to the area. The gallery’s timeline begins with the completion of the Salmon River and Coast Highways in the late 1920s and extends through 1965 when many of the small towns incorporated as Lincoln City. The history of each town along what was known as the Twenty Miracle Miles is included in a panel display, along with roadside attractions, early tourism promotions like the notorious “Redhead Roundup”, and one-of- a-kind businesses like the Pixie Kitchen and Pixieland.

The Mildred and Maries Children’s Corner is all “hand-on”, with puppets, books and games to keep younger children entertained while their parents tour the museum.

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