DiscoverNewport Beach in the Rearview Mirror17: Pop Quiz on Newport History, Origins Edition (Part 2)
17: Pop Quiz on Newport History, Origins Edition (Part 2)

17: Pop Quiz on Newport History, Origins Edition (Part 2)

Update: 2022-01-07
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In this pop quiz on Newport  Beach's origins, you’ll be tested on:

  • Why Newport Landing (Newport’s Plymouth Rock and first port, which is on the site of what’s now the Lower Castaways) became a ghost town virtually overnight after a successful 18-year run.

  • What ingenious method did Newport’s pioneers use to widen and deepen the entrance to Newport Bay in 1876. (It's mindboggling!)

  • How the McFadden brothers, Newport’s founding fathers, selected the site for their oceanside wharf (eventually replaced by the Newport Pier) to accommodate the largest commercial ships of the era.

  • What was the fatal design flaw in the construction of the first wharf that caused its destruction after just four years after completion.

  • How many structures, including warehouses, shanties and a two-story home, were moved from Newport Landing inside the bay to McFadden Wharf on the ocean. (You'll never guess!)
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17: Pop Quiz on Newport History, Origins Edition (Part 2)

17: Pop Quiz on Newport History, Origins Edition (Part 2)