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May 2019

April 2019

Bethany

2019-05-02T15:22:31-07:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: Community Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Historic twin communities of Bethany and Silverton. WHC 2007.072.0002 Along the banks of Silver Creek in the late 1840s two twin communities [...]

1950 Cherryland Festival Photograph Collection

2019-04-10T14:32:34-07:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Collections Guide|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

1950 Cherryland Festival Photograph Collection Finding Aide: WHC 1998.029.0009 Background The 1950 Cherryland Festival was a revival of earlier Salem Cherry Fairs held in [...]

March 2019

Mystery Scrapbook

2019-03-18T15:29:05-07:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: Artifact Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 1983 a rather non-descript black photo album was donated to the Marion County Historical Society.  Only a third of the pages were filled [...]

Brochure: Rigdon’s New Colonial Chapel

2019-03-11T15:11:05-07:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Digital Collections|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Access digitized version of this pamphlet here. Rigdon's New Colonial Chapel The building at 299 Cottage St NE in Salem today [...]

Love Under Electric Lights

2019-02-14T10:39:43-07:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“A Woman Just Divorced, Weds Her First Love Beneath the Glare of an Electric Light,” read the headline.  If they had had clickbait back [...]

February 2019

Mrs. A.L. Stinson

2019-02-13T11:15:50-07:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mystery photo remains unidentified, but still tells an interesting story of an early businesswoman in Salem:  Mrs. A.L. Stinson, also known as Sarah Watt [...]