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May 2018

Pogo Stick Fad in Salem

2018-05-22T11:37:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Salem residents on Pogo Sticks as published in the Oregon Magazine February 1922. (WHC Collections 2008.038.0018) Murray Wade, editor of the Oregon [...]

Granny Faulkner’s Quilt

2018-05-24T11:10:36+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: History Tidbits, People, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Granny Faulkner quilt, courtesy of the Santiam Historical Society A rare opportunity came my way a few weeks ago, to examine a [...]

April 2018

Eola

2018-04-17T20:01:57+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hillside view of the former town of Eola, date unknown. WHC 2004.10.360 Have you ever time-traveled on your daily commute?  I'll admit [...]

Belva Lockwood Almost Speaks in Salem, 1885

2018-03-28T16:44:45+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Handbill found in the Willamette Heritage Center's Collections (WHC 80.8.13.5.2) announces an lecture by Belva Lockwood the famous woman lawyer at Salem's Reed Opera House [...]

March 2018

Fannie Case – the first woman to climb Mt. Hood?

2018-04-17T19:58:28+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So often in the process of researching and writing a monthly article for the Statesman Journal, I uncover fascinating side stories. A different angle [...]

Salem Water Company Records, 1998.003

2018-03-16T15:07:48+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Collections Guide|Tags: , , , |

Salem Water Company Also: Salem Water and Light Company, Salem Water, Light and Power Co. Advertisement, Oregon Magazine, 1921.  Willamette Heritage Center Collections: [...]