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I spent my teenage years in Newport. When Keiko came to town, it was big news. Most young locals I hung with got a little sick of hearing about it, although secretly I think we liked the attention he brought.
I worked at the local McDonald's at the time, and more than once people came through the drive thru (sometimes without ordering food) to ask, "Where's the whale?" I remember the special release Keiko rootbeer made by (I believe) the Rogue Brewery, and to this day I still mention "Free Willy" right up there with "Goonies" "Animal House" and "Twilight" when talking about films made in Oregon.
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