Category Archives: People

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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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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Farley E. Mogan – The Oregon State Policeman and the Sea Lion

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published November 2014. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. The call came over the radio to state police patrolman Farley Mogan shortly after sunrise Feb. 25, 1936. A sea lion … Continue reading

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Elvira Johnson Perkins – the Harp of the Willows

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published October 2014.   It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Hark! ‘tis the sound of wailing Comes on the evening breeze, Forth from an Indian village lone, By yon dark … Continue reading

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Yes Brittany, there was a Jason Lee

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published July 2014. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. A little over a month ago on a headstone hunting walk through Lee Mission Cemetery I came upon a mother and … Continue reading

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Louis Westacott

by Sue Massé Lewis Westacott (1812 England—1889 Oregon) [1] According to his obituary in the Salem Daily Statesman, Lewis Westacott was “born in Barnstable, England, February 27th, 1812, and moved to Prince Edward’s island with the family when a small … Continue reading

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