Tillamook Trap

Skye Research

In an article in the Morning Oregonian., July 16, 1907 it states that: FACE DEATH IN Tillamook Six Soldiers Undergo Night of Terror HELD BY TIDE ON ROCKS Water Rushes Upon Them,Cutting Off All Escape. HANG NINE HOURS ON CLIFFD reaching Rain Beats upon Them and Heavy Wind Blows in FromSea Men Reach Camp Sun-day Badly Exhausted. SEASIDE, Or., July 15. (Staff Correspondent.) Six riflemen of the Third Oregon Infantry regiment, in camp at Seaside, reached their quarters at 10o’clock this forenoon hadly exhausted after being caugtt by the tide on a perilous point of rocks under a cliff known as the trap Tillamook Head. Their escape from death was nothing short of miraculous and they got away only after a fearful experience. They were compelled to cling to projecting rocks on the perpendicular cliff for a period of nine hours until the tide receded. All this time a drenching…

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