Phez brand Loganberry juice was produced in Salem, Oregon and marketed as an alcohol substitute after prohibition laws were put into place in Salem (1913) and nationally (1919).
It appears as if the Pheasant Fruit Juice Company began the production of Phez juice. The Pheasant Fruit Juice Company merged with rival loganberry juice producer, the Northwest Fruit Company in 1919. The merged company also produced, Loju loganberry juice, Applju sparking cider and had the largest jam and jelly plant west of the Mississippi River. Continue reading
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Last Autumn, we had a chance to talk with Ruth DeSart Lively about her experiences working in the store at the Wigrich Hop Ranch outside of Independence, Oregon. Here are some excerpts from that interview. The full interview is stored at the Willamette Heritage Center (2013.051.0013).
The 100th anniversary of the sternwheeler “City of Salem” was celebrated by the Salem Stamp Society in 1986 with this commemorative card (X2014.003.0001). The envelope (shown upper left) has an illustration of the sternwheeler and the commerative postmark. The interior card (shown lower right) gives information about travel on the “City of Salem” including departures and arrivals at different ports on the Willamette and on the reverse, costs for passengers in 1886. It would cost you $1.00 to travel from Portland to Salem. Meals were $0.50 and a stateroom was a $1.00.
The Pacific Northwest History Conference will be held April 3-5, 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay in Vancouver, Washington. More information is available here.
Join us at First Wednesday February 5, 2014 to learn more about how the hops industry shaped downtown Salem or check out the map above.
The WHC is teaming up with the Mid-Valley Makers project to celebrate First Wednesday and history in downtown Salem on February 5, 2014. For more information about the event click here.