Category Archives: Community Memories

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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1965 Veterans Day Parade – Salem

reprinted from Oregon Statesman, Friday November 12, 1965 Names of Wars Past, Present Linked by Tributes at Salem Salem turned out in the rain Thursday to pay homage to veterans of American battles in scattered and strange sounding places, like … Continue reading

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Circus Parade Highlights from Salem History

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Pioneers’ Sleep Disturbed by Sheep

Century-old cemetery at Salem became center of civic attention when woolly flocks were turned loose this spring to graze among the ancient tombstones. reprinted from The Sunday Oregonian Magazine August 23, 1953 Various Salem residents who have wandered by the … Continue reading

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Tokio Sukiyaki House and Frank Tanaka

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published Sunday May 3rd.  It is reproduced here with citations and additional images for reference purposes. This coming summer the WHC will be diving into the history of dining out in … 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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German Speaking Salem

This article appeared in the Statesman Journal newspaper June 1, 2014.  It is reproduced here with citations for reference purposes. The First Wednesday celebration in June will be celebrating the history of German-speaking Salem residents. German, Swiss and Austrian immigrants … Continue reading

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