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Shore Acres Park is located next to Coos Bay. It is 745 acres of land that was originally owned by Louis J. Simpson. In 1906-1907, Simpson built a large seaside home for his wife Cassandra. Shoreacres (Cassandra preferred "Shore Acres"), on the ocean about fourteen miles from Coos Bay-North Bend, eventually included an indoor swimming pool, spacious gardens, a modern farm, and a dairy herd. The Simpsons moved to Shore Acres in 1915. He persuaded his father to expand his timber company further north to Hoquiam, Washington. In 1942 he sold the property to the State of Oregon. The Simpson Timber Company still exists today.