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Brookings-Harbor is the most southern city on the Oregon Coast. Travel only five miles south of the city limits on Highway 101 and you will be in California.

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  1. Borookings was named after John E. Brookings, president of the Brookings Lumber and Box Company, which founded the city in 1908.
  2. On September 9, 1942, Mount Emily, near Brookings, became the first site in the continental United States to suffer aerial bombardment in wartime. The attack caused little damage.
  3. The current marketing "brand" for the community, through the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce, is "The Pulse of America's Wild Rivers Coast". A
  4. The Port of Brookings Harbor was damaged by tidal surges from a tsunami on March 11, 2011. The tsunami was caused by the Tōhoku earthquake offshore of the east coast of Honshu Island, Japan. The damage was estimated at $25 million to $30 million.

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