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February 2017

James Carlton Nelson Papers

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Collections Guide, Digital Collections, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

This page is under construction as we continue to research "Professor Nelson" and his connection to local botanical exploits.  Check back soon for more [...]

Hop Vine Scratch Newspaper, 1925

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Digital Collections|Tags: , , , , , , |

Newspaper for Hops Pickers The Hop Vine Scratch was a newspaper produced by the Health and Recreation Service of the Lake Brook Hops Ranch [...]

January 2017

Frank Stone Barton – Man Who Lit Up Salem in the 1920s

January 24th, 2017|Categories: History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Barton family gathered around the radio in their home on 901 Capitol St. NE. Their electrical dream home is now the law [...]

January 1943 Flood: Mellow Moon Tragedy

January 14th, 2017|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits, People, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published January 2016. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. Mellow Moon Pavilion was built the [...]

Ross Family at Wheatland

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Photo Highlights|Tags: , , , , , |

https://www.willametteheritage.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Ross-Family-at-Wheatland-e1484076771842.jpg This Ross family photo shows Joseph Benjamin Ross, his wife Lillie Mae Ross and their son Elmer Ross with their dog "Snipe" [...]

December 2016

Salem’s Outdoor Christmas Tree

December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Community Memories, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Judge ShawWHC 63.1.62.1.25 Once upon a time, in the city of Salem long ago, there was a little Christmas tree, a Norway [...]

Holiday Windows – Renska’s Specialty Shop

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Community Memories, History Experiences, People, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published December 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. 1928 Christmas display window of [...]

November 2016

Thanksgiving 1898 – Willamette Hotel

November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Historic Buildings, History Tidbits, People, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The year is 1898, the Spanish American War is drawing to a close, the gay ‘90s are still in full swing, and the U.S. economy [...]

Pennoyer’s Folly: Two Thanksgivings for Oregon

November 14th, 2016|Categories: History Experiences, History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thanksgiving postcard from the Muellhaupt family collection WHC 2006.047.0021 This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published November 2015. It is [...]