Ear: Salmon

One answer comes from the Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1887 edition of The Daily Astorian:

• The Astorian this morning gives a list of over 100 salmon canneries on this northwestern coast. Any corrections, additions or alterations will be gladly received, our desire being to furnish a complete and accurate list.

Note: You can see the full list at bit.ly/pnwcanned. There were 39 canneries on the Columbia River, six in Grays Harbor, four in Shoalwater Bay, one on the Nehalem River, two in Tillamook, and so on.

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or ewilson@dailyastorian.com.

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