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Transcriptions of newspaper articles

April 2016

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour

April 14th, 2016|Categories: History Experiences, News from the Past|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Delivery of a “Portland Zoo” sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor formerly located in Candelaria Shopping Center.Photo Credit: Oregon Statesman, November 10, 1965 [...]

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

1965 Veterans Day Parade – Salem

November 11th, 2015|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits, News from the Past|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The rumble of National Guard tanks mixed with bands and marching feet Thursday as Salem observed Veterans Day with its biggest parade in many [...]

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

P.J. Larsen & Sons – Wagon Making

July 14th, 2015|Categories: History Tidbits, News from the Past|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published in February 2014. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. 1931 Chevy House Car [...]

Word War 1 News for Marion County on July 13, 1915

July 13th, 2015|Categories: World War I in Marion County|

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent The front page of the Capital Journal reported fears of terrorism: WIDE-SPREAD PLOT TO CREATE TERROR Secret Service Agents Working On Theory That Pro-American Campaign Is On Washington, July 13. – It was authoritatively admitted today that secret service agents suspect a widespread anti-allies terrorist plot in the east, but sufficient progress has not been made to establish proof or its existence in recent acts of violence and the discovery of bombs upon numerous ships en-route to England and France. […]

Word War 1 News for Marion County on July 11, 1915

July 11th, 2015|Categories: World War I in Marion County|

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent Two editorials in the Oregon Statesman presented readers with the impact and consequences of technology in modern warfare: IS THE RIFLE OBSOLETE? Experts from the front indicate that in the rapid evolution of new war methods the rifle, the oldest and most universal of modern weapons, is losing its effectiveness. It may eventually be as obsolete as the arrow, spear, broadsword and battle axe. […]