What's Depoe Bay?
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A Little Bit about Depoe Bay
No, it's not misspelled...
The name "Depoe Bay" comes from Charley DePoe, a Siletz Native American, known by locals as "Old Charley." Chief Depoe, Charley's grandson, resided in the bay until his death. The Depoe family name and traces of the Siletz Tribe heritage still live on in Depoe Bay.
Hollywood Likes Us! Movies made in Depoe Bay
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975 (See IMDB listing)
Hysterical, 1983 (See IMDB listing)
The Burning Plain, 2008 (See IMDB listing)
D. B. Cooper
Remember (or if you're not that old, ever hear of) D. B. Cooper? He high-jacked a Boeing back in 1971. He was "successful" in that he received his demanded ransom ($200,000 dollars -- which was a lot of money then) and escaped (by parachute) never to be found. What became of him? Well, in Depoe Bay, if you ask the locals you will usually hear back, "What do you think D. B. stood for?" It's a long standing tradition here that he retired to Depoe Bay, and only recently passed on. Look at these web sites for more information.
The Annual Fleet of Flowers Celebration
The Wild Pacific Coast
How's the Ocean Feeling? (webcams pointed at the ocean!)
Great Places to Stay
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