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White’s Restaurant – Maynard Meatloaf Special

reprinted from August 2015 Statesman Journal article White’s Restaurant at 1138 Commercial St. SE is a Salem landmark of restaurant history. Charles and Myrtle White had previously owned White’s Tip Top Lunch in the Hollywood District of Salem during the … Continue reading

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Friendly Farm Restaurant – Jim & Marguerite Sumpter

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published July 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. The Daily Capital Journal newspaper dated November 5, 1938 stated it perfectly. “Some people have a way of always making you … Continue reading

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Odd Fellows Rural Cemetery

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published May 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by … Continue reading

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Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published June 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Ladies and gentlemen may I have your attention please. Right here from the frosty fingertips of Farrell’s fantastic fountain is the … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place: Halls Ferry

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published April 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “We recently bought a piece of property out River Rd. past the island, but before the first railroad overpass,” so their … Continue reading

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Carolyn B. Shelton, Oregon’s First Woman Governor (for a weekend)

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published February 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Oregon Has Today a Woman Governor” the headlines of the Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) trumpeted on February 27, 1909 with … Continue reading

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Jack and the Bean Stalk – the Hollywood connection to a West Salem cannery

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published January 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. All because a great American comedian, Lou Costello, saw promotion possibilities where the publicity directors of Warner Bros. studios didn’t, a … Continue reading

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