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History Tidbits

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December 2018

Holiday House at Eola Acres

2018-12-12T16:33:39+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits|Tags: , , , |

“One of the Northwest’s greatest yuletide traditions”according to the 1960 Christmas issue of the Florists Telegraph Delivery News magazine, began quite by accident in 1950 [...]

October 2018

Shaw

2018-12-10T12:33:01+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Main road through Shaw, Oregon circa 1909.  Left to right, Schomus General Store, WaldoHills Hotel and the Catholic church.  TheMethodist church is also visible in [...]

September 2018

August 2018

Samuel E. Tolman – Woodmen of the World Headstone

2018-09-18T11:01:15+00:00August 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 [...]

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Movies Come to Salem

2018-09-18T11:01:15+00:00August 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.  [...]

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Salem U.S.O. the “It” Spot in WWII

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