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May 2018

Salem Steam Laundry

2018-07-03T15:13:35+00:00May 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 [...]

Granny Faulkner’s Quilt

2018-05-24T11:10:36+00:00May 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

Belva Lockwood Almost Speaks in Salem, 1885

2018-03-28T16:44:45+00:00April 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Handbill found in the Willamette Heritage Center's Collections (WHC 80.8.13.5.2) announces an lecture by Belva Lockwood the famous woman lawyer at Salem's Reed Opera House [...]

March 2018

February 2018

Mystery Diary (0081.023.0010.026)

2018-02-16T10:54:49+00:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Can You Identify?, Digital Collections, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Mystery Diary is, well, very mysterious. Volunteer Katie Lively spent several months pouring over the tablet which contains a chronological, pencil-written entries from [...]

Horseshoe Club at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

2018-02-08T11:22:41+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

1941 agreement between Horseshoe Club leaders at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill provides an interesting look at recreational opportunities afforded employees at the Thomas [...]

1876 Election Scandal Money Leads to Ladd & Bush Bank

2018-01-04T17:22:54+00:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Following the money in the 1876 Election Scandal Leads to a Salem bank. By Kylie Pine What do an $8,000 dollar check, ciphered telegrams, [...]