We drove to Florence on a recent day trip. It's on the Oregon Coast, but the prettiest views there (in my opinion) are of the Siuslaw River that flows through the town. This is the beautiful art-deco bridge over that River, which is pronounced, as best as I can reproduce it, "Sigh ooh slaw."
The flowers below are in a little pocket park with a great view of the Bridge.
The rest of the text in this post is taken from an explanatory sign there.
This River is named after the Siuslaw people ("Shaiyuushtla" in their language.) They lived along this river sustainably for thousands of years. Carbon dating traces the oldest recorded site within the Siuslaw River area to around 8,000 years old.
Descendants of the Shaiyusshtla people still live in this area within the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw.
Grateful for the great gifts Iktatuu gives us all.
Thank you to the hosts of each of these wonderful sharing opportunities.