High above the mighty Columbia River in the town of Astoria, lies the Astoria Column, one of the most visited attractions in Oregon. Sitting about 600 feet above sea level, the column affords some of the best views that can be found near or on the Oregon Coast. What is cool about the column itself is the spiral mural, which if layed down flat would be 525 foot long and 7 feet wide. The mural itself depicts 14 significant events in Oregon's history, such as the discovery of the Columbia River and the terminus of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It was modeled after the Roman Trajan's Column and was completed in 1926.