Category Archives: History Experiences

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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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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1964 Christmas Flood – Keizer

Watery Christmas ‘Not Very Fun’ Capital Journal, Wednesday, December 23, 1964 By William Bebout Written by the editor of the Capital Journal, a resident of the neighborhood. Refugees from Keizer’s lowlands huddled in the chilly State Fair 4-H building today … Continue reading

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Casebere Standard Kindergarten

                      “At the 1916 Oregon State Fair, under the sponsorship of the Oregon Congress of Mothers, “a free kindergarten will be maintained in the old pavilion, where children of fair … Continue reading

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Bush College or Brush College?

In the past few weeks this question has come up several times here at the Willamette Heritage Center from people within our community and a person living out of state. The latest phone call came from a gentleman living in … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Civil War Close to Home

This list of ways to experience the Civil War close to home was compiled for the Statesman Journal and published in the Sunday, July 6, 2013 edition. Finding the Civil War close to Home. While we may not have the … Continue reading

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