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March 2018

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

2018-04-17T19:58:28+00:00March 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+00:00March 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: [...]

February 2018

Butteville

2018-02-16T14:20:51+00:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

View of Butteville from across the Willamette River, circa 1910. WHC 0082.002.0022.059 On a beautiful February day last week, I took a [...]

Mystery Diary (0081.023.0010.026)

2018-02-16T10:54:49+00:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Can You Identify?, Digital Collections, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Mystery Diary is, well, very mysterious. Volunteer Katie Lively spent several months pouring over the tablet which contains a chronological, pencil-written entries from [...]

Horseshoe Club at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

2018-02-08T11:22:41+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

1941 agreement between Horseshoe Club leaders at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill provides an interesting look at recreational opportunities afforded employees at the Thomas [...]

1876 Election Scandal Money Leads to Ladd & Bush Bank

2018-01-04T17:22:54+00:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Following the money in the 1876 Election Scandal Leads to a Salem bank. By Kylie Pine What do an $8,000 dollar check, ciphered telegrams, [...]

January 2018