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October 2018

September 2018

Beans Delayed Start of Salem Schools in 1953

2018-09-21T17:34:50+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Beans Delayed Start of Salem Schools in 1953 Beans?  Yes. Beans.  The hot topic at the Salem School Board meetings in July of 1953 [...]

Belle Passi

2018-09-18T11:01:15+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Neill and Esther Johnson, Belpassi pioneers. Used with permission from Ancestry.com - MGB Family Tree. It was late August 1851, a miserably wet [...]

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August 2018

Samuel E. Tolman – Woodmen of the World Headstone

2018-09-18T11:01:15+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is something so poignant about sifting thru a probate packet at the Oregon State Archives. The remainders of a human life reduced to [...]

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Movies Come to Salem

2018-09-18T11:01:15+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Movies Got a Slow Start in Salem This summer’s exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center looks at how technology changed our community between 1880-1920.  [...]

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Salem U.S.O. the “It” Spot in WWII

2018-07-25T15:42:23+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Salem U.S.O. One of Salem’s USO buildings. Look familiar? It is now the offices for Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP, on the [...]

July 2018