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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
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
by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent Our chronicle has taken us through the first year of the war and the signal event that triggered the nations going to war in August. Those who have followed this chronicle by following the … Continue reading
by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent From the front page of the Daily Capital Journal, the headlines reported growing tensions between the United States and Germany, coupled with fears that war was imminent: AMERICANS READY TO LEAVE BERLIN WITHIN 24 … Continue reading
by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent From the pages of The Daily Capital Journal: DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH GERMANY MAY BE SEVERED BY PRESIDENT Notes On Lusitania Disaster Now Partake of Plain, Cold Facts and Germany’s Attitude Is Resented – If … Continue reading
by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent The news and headlines from the Daily Capital Journal: AUSTRIA STRIKES AS SOON AS ITALY MAKES DECLARATION OF WAR Franz Josef’s Men Make Attacks By Air and Water In Attempt To Draw First Blood … Continue reading
by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent We have all too much experience with reason employed to achieve an end unrelated to truth, evidence, or fact (think “Weapons of Mass Destruction”). In the coming days and weeks we will read of … Continue reading
by Kylie Pine There are some days working with collections here at the museum where we end up at the end of the day and feel like we have been “down the rabbit hole” chasing elusive information about a particular … Continue reading
Join the Brooks Historical Society for a celebration of French Families in the valley June 20, 2015. Contact the Brooks Historical Society for more information.