Monument http://nwpr.org en Drake Landmark Designation Sparks Debate http://nwpr.org/post/drake-landmark-designation-sparks-debate <p>Oregon and California are locked in a dispute over something that happened 433 years ago. That&rsquo;s when Sir Francis Drake became the first British explorer to make contact with Native Americans. It happened on what is now the American West Coast. The question is where. Oregon or California? The National Park Service is poised to officially recognize one state&rsquo;s claim and not the other&rsquo;s.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 14:10:56 +0000 Colin Fogarty 8787 at http://nwpr.org Drake Landmark Designation Sparks Debate