Half-A-Million Riders Can’t Be Wrong

Panorama shot taken on the day of the trolley's 500,000 boarding.

Panorama shot taken on the day of the trolley’s 500,000 boarding.

Louise Whitewater stepped aboard the Old 300 Riverfront Trolley in Astoria, Oregon, Sunday. She was welcomed by Mayor Willis Van Dusen and the City Council as the 500,000th passenger.

Louise, a former Astoria resident, was in town for a doctor’s appointment when she was greeted at the stop by the Columbia River Maritime Museum with gifts and a series of “hip, hip, hoorays.”

The trolley was built in 1913 by the American Car Company of St. Louis, Missouri and was restored in Astoria in 1999.