Vida, Oregon

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Vida
Vida's post office
Vida's post office
Vida is located in Oregon
Vida
Vida
Location within the state of Oregon
Vida is located in the US
Vida
Vida
Vida (the US)
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
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyLane
Elevation823 ft (251 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
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. United States Geological Survey. 28 November 1980. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 993. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). 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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