Category Archives: News from the Past

Transcriptions of newspaper articles

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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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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Christmas Flood Evacuation of Salem Memorial Hospital – December 1964

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published December 2014. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. Monday December 21, 1964, Salem residents watched anxiously as the Willamette River began to rise at the rate of 3 inches … 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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Bishop Clothing and Woolen Mill Store

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published September 2014.  It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Now is the time and here is the place for the Men and Boys to fit themselves out for the season.” … Continue reading

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August 31, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent On 19 August 1915 a German U-boat sank the British White Star liner Arabic, outward bound for the USA. The Arabic was zigzagging at the time, and the and the German commander thought she … Continue reading

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August 29, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent A short editorial addresses the penalty for sedition: THE PENALTY FOR SEDITION Touching the question whether seditious propaganda may be carried on with impunity against the foreign policies of the United States, this federal … Continue reading

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