Astoria http://kplu.org en Astoria celebrates bicentennial with look back to 1811 http://kplu.org/post/astoria-celebrates-bicentennial-look-back-1811 <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-969173.mp3</p><p>Quick, name the oldest city in the Northwest.</p><p>You get a gold star if you answered Astoria, Oregon. It is named for wealthy fur trader John Jacob Astor. The settlement at the mouth of the Columbia River celebrates its bicentennial this year. The official kickoff is this weekend [May 20-22].&nbsp; KPLU&#39;s Tom Banse reports Astoria&#39;s founding has left legacies that span the whole Northwest.</p><p> Thu, 19 May 2011 14:28:18 +0000 Tom Banse 1615 at http://kplu.org Astoria celebrates bicentennial with look back to 1811