Begin at an 1892 church and end at an 1858 cemetery as the former boomtown of Oysterville whispers its bivalve history. Nahcati, chief of the Chinook Indians, introduced mudflats piled high with native Willapa Bay oysters to early white settlers, R.H. Espy and I.A. Clark, in 1854. Soon after Espy and Clark marketed the oysters to oyster-hungry San Francisco. With oysters paid for in gold, it is said that at one time residents of Oysterville had more gold per capita than anywhere outside of San Francisco. When oyster schooners arrived to pick up their cargo, the ballast of California redwood was unloaded. It was used to build many of the homes here and Ocean Park. The entire village of Oysterville was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.