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August 2018

Samuel E. Tolman – Woodmen of the World Headstone

2018-08-16T10:41:10+00:00 August 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 [...]

Movies Come to Salem

2018-08-02T12:24:32+00:00 August 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.  [...]

Salem U.S.O. the “It” Spot in WWII

2018-07-25T15:42:23+00:00 August 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

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 [...]