Vida, Oregon

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Vida
Unincorporated community
Vida's post office
Vida's post office
Vida is located in Oregon
Vida
Vida
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°8′46″N 122°34′7″W / 44.14611°N 122.56861°W / 44.14611; -122.56861Coordinates: 44°8′46″N 122°34′7″W / 44.14611°N 122.56861°W / 44.14611; -122.56861
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Elevation[1] 823 ft (251 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97488
Area code(s) 458 and 541

Vida is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on Oregon Route 126 and the McKenzie River.[2]

Vida was originally named "Gate Creek", but this caused confusion with a community of "Gates Creek" in Washington County, so the name of the postmaster's daughter was selected instead.[2] The Vida post office was established on April 12, 1898.[2] The postmaster was Francis A. Pepiot.[2]

Vida is home to the historic Goodpasture Bridge, a covered bridge that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[3] It is the second-longest covered bridge in Oregon.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vida". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 28 November 1980. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 993. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Goodpasture Covered Bridge". Lane County, Oregon. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 

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