GARIBALDI -- Set 760 feet out over a stretch of 100 pilings on Tillamook Bay, the little wood building has captured the curious gaze of passersby for more than eight decades. It's served as retail space, living quarters and was even offered up for private sale. But in the beginning, the Pier's End Boathouse saved lives. Known then as the U.S. Coast Guard Lifeboat Station, the boathouse and its crew were a mariner's best hope when the seas turned perilous.
In 1944, Robert Maxwell was serving as a wiremen with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division in southern France when the German hand grenade landed nearby. It was dark, and Maxwell couldn't see to pick it up and lob it back. Instead, in "an act of desperation," the 23-year-old dropped to the ground in hopes of smothering it. But it was too late; the grenade exploded.
Despite the best efforts of local businesses, downtown Tillamook had been fading for years -- the victim of age, big box retailers and the growing dominance of online shopping. The city has worked hard to change that, and is now banking that a $38.2 million revitalization project will make the city center as appealing to locals and tourists as the famed cheese factory nearby.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".