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July 2019

June 2019

Rebirth of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

2019-06-26T16:23:45-07:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Thomas Kay Woolen Mill|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Original wooden structure of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill destroyed by fire in November 1895. A fire devastated the Thomas Kay Woolen [...]

Carl Gerlinger

2019-06-21T11:47:15-07:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A devastating explosion. The fate of three men hanging in the balance. A catalyst in the life of one. It was a late afternoon in [...]

Marion County Juvenile Court Center, 1963

2019-06-10T14:51:15-07:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Digital Collections, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Marion County Juvenile Court Facility WHC Collections, 2009.076.0001, folder 9 In November of 1960, Marion County voters approved a measure to build a facility [...]

May 2019

History in the Hands of Teens

2019-05-23T13:56:03-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Heritage News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Teen Interpreters Faith Danner and Kayla Burns researching their historic characters. WHC Each June after the proverbial school bell rings in summer [...]

Payne Settecase Smith Architecture Collection, 2017.053

2019-05-13T13:56:58-07:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Collections Guide|Tags: , , , , , , |

Collection Overview In 2017, the WHC received a large donation of drawings from the former Salem architectural firm Payne Settecase Smith/Architects, and subsequent [...]

April 2019

Bethany

2019-05-02T15:22:31-07:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: Community Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Historic twin communities of Bethany and Silverton. WHC 2007.072.0002 Along the banks of Silver Creek in the late 1840s two twin communities [...]

1950 Cherryland Festival Photograph Collection

2019-04-10T14:32:34-07:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Collections Guide|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

1950 Cherryland Festival Photograph Collection Finding Aide: WHC 1998.029.0009 Background The 1950 Cherryland Festival was a revival of earlier Salem Cherry Fairs held in [...]

March 2019