Major Al Jones

 Long time journalist and heritage supporter Al Jones passed away March 11, 2011. (Read Al’s obituary here).

Al Jones

The Marion Historical Society and, now, the Willamette Heritage Center have been extremely fortunate in Al’s patronage.  He donated a collection of thousands of historic photographs he had collected from various sources over the years.  They form one of the most complete and important visual documentations of the history of Salem and Mid-Willamette Valley at the Willamette Heritage Center.

In memory of Al, take a quick trip through this photo collection below:


2007.001.0520 Parade of Elephants heading eastbound on State Street, Salem


1895 Oregon State Legislature

Salem City Hall (2007.001.0473)

Lobby of Argo Hotel, Salem, Oregon

1st United Methodist Church, Salem, OregonAl with David Dunniway Award