Tag Archives: Civil War

Odd Fellows Rural Cemetery

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

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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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Finding the Civil War in Salem

There are not too many areas remaining of Salem as it looked during the Civil War (1861-1865).  We are compiling a list of places that were built or in existence during this time period.  You can explore them in the … Continue reading

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Oregon’s View of Events at Fort Sumpter

By Richard Van Pelt Civil War Correspondent The opening salvos of the Civil War fell on Fort Sumter April 12, 1861.  Whether you call it the Civil War, The War Between the States, The War of Northern Aggression, The War … Continue reading

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Another Find during Fall Cleaning

In moving the filing cabinets yesterday we also revealed some stickers stuck to their sides.  Having just discovered the B.F. Drake collection of letters in our archives, we are all about the Salem Iron Works these days. The Salem Iron … Continue reading

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Comrade Kinney Mystery, 2012.024.0006

We recently received a transfer of Salem-related materials from the Lane County Historical Society and Museum in Eugene.  Among the programs for the Apollo Club and Salem Symphony Orchestra, appeared an interesting invitation to the annual dinner given by the … Continue reading

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