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July 2018

Charles E. Couche – Rivercrest Jersey Farm

2018-07-13T12:48:22+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Categories: Artifact Spotlight, History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On a tour of the new Yesterdayland: Innovations of the Past exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center I found myself stumped by a set [...]

June 2018

May 2018

Salem Steam Laundry

2018-07-03T15:13:35+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“I have a laundry list of things to do today.”  It is one of those idioms I use a lot, but never really thought [...]

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 [...]